Brilliant Barolos & Barbarescos

Piedmont producers make world-class wines from the heralded vintages of 1997 and 1996
Jan 4, 2001
      A Look Back: '88, '89 & '90 Barolo and Barbaresco       Top-Scoring Wines From Piedmont       Best-Value Wines From Piedmont       Updated Piedmont Vintage Chart     Brilliant Barolos & Barbarescos Piedmont producers make world-class wines from the heralded vintages of 1997 and 1996 By James Suckling Despite the great wines currently being produced in Tuscany, Piedmont one day may be considered Italy's most successful wine region during the last years of the 20th century.

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