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Vintage Score Drink Rec Description
201492Drink or holdChallenging growing season, wet and cool, with good September and October weather benefiting late-ripening Nebbiolo; better in Barbaresco due to less rain
201397HoldA cooler growing season and late harvest resulted in wines of purity and finesse, with fine acidity; best Barolos since 2010
201294Drink or holdBarolos are elegant, balanced and expressive, with fruit and savory elements; elegant, intense, even austere Barbarescos
201193Drink or holdRich, fleshy Barolos and balanced Barbarescos; the best have vibrant structures for aging. A fine year for Barbera
201097HoldA cool growing season and ideal weather before harvest; pure, elegant and structured reds, with fine potential for aging
200990DrinkA warm year with inconsistent ripening; the best reds offer immediate fruit and flesh, others show underripe tannins
200894Drink or holdWarm late season rescued a cooler-than-average vintage; ripe reds show good structure, purity and elegance
200795Drink or holdA warm, dry year; wines offer flesh and immediate appeal
200695Drink or holdMany outstanding reds; cool weather made austere, muscular Nebbiolos with aging potential
200591DrinkBalanced and elegant reds, delivering fruit and ripe tannins for producers who worked well in the vineyard
200494Drink or holdFresh, harmonious, perfumed reds; hitting its peak now
200388DrinkMany unbalanced wines due to an extremely hot growing season, but some nice surprises. Barberas very successful
200272Past peakA washout; many wines unripe or diluted. Early-drinkers
200195Drink or holdAromatic, structured and firm reds with racy character
200093DrinkRich and opulent reds with round tannins and exciting fruit; more forward in style
199994Drink or holdBalanced reds with firm tannins and bright fruit
199891DrinkRipe, fruity and silky; very harmonious and refined
199793DrinkSuperripe, opulent, flamboyant wines
199698Drink or holdTextbook Barolo and Barbaresco; structured, fruity, racy reds
199588DrinkVery good quality, but some hail damage; stick to top producers
199477Past peakBarbarescos lack concentration; some Barolos offer decent fruit
199387DrinkDelicate, delicious and fruity, with supple tannins
199276Past peakDiluted; many estates didn't bottle
199177Past peakMostly light; some pleasant wines
199097DrinkFirm, ripe and long-aging
198997DrinkRipe, opulent and supple
198892DrinkFocused, generous and silky
198594DrinkRich, ripe and concentrated, yet elegant
198480Past peakLight style
198375Past peakVery light
198290DrinkPowerful, tannic and long-lived
198173Past peakLight
198070Past peakVery light
197890DrinkFirm and classically built
Notable older vintages: 1974, 1971, 1967, 1964, 1961, 1958

Vintage ratings: 95-100, classic; 90-94, outstanding; 85-89, very good; 80-84, good; 75-79, mediocre; 50-74, not recommended

A score range indicates preliminary analysis based on barrel samples and/or a limited sampling; many wines of the vintage not yet reviewed.

Drinkability: "NYR" means the vintage has not yet been released; "drink" means most of the wines of the vintage are ready to drink; "hold" means most of the ageworthy wines have yet to fully mature; "past peak" means most of the wines are declining rather than improving.


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