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Cavallotto Barolo Riserva Vignolo 2008 750ml

Rated 97 - A rich, dense version, with power and beefy tannins supporting the cherry, wild herb, eucalyptus and tea notes. Tight and bursting with...
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Ceretto Barolo Bricco Rocche 2008 1.5Ltr

Rated 98 - Racy. Ripe plum almost prune with bright cherries and dried flowers. Full-bodied, with powerful yet refined tannins. This is very...
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Damilano Barolo Cannubi Riserva 1752 2008 1.5Ltr

Rated 93 - Aromatic and round, with loads of cherry and berry fruit, plus floral and tea notes. Shows an elegant side, with a long, ironbound...
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Damilano Barolo Cannubi Riserva 1752 2008 750ml

Rated 93 - Aromatic and round, with loads of cherry and berry fruit, plus floral and tea notes. Shows an elegant side, with a long, ironbound...
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Marziano Abbona Barolo Pressenda 2008 750ml

Rated 93 - The 2008 Barolo Pressenda is considerably richer and deeper than the Terlo Ravera. A darker profile of black cherries, plums, incense,...
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Nino Negri Valtellina Superiore Fracia 2008 1.5Ltr

Rated 91+ - The 2008 Valtellina Superiore Vigneto Fracia is impressive. Firm yet well-integrated tannins frame dark cherries, mountain herbs,...
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Roagna Barbaresco Asili Vv 2008 750ml

Rated 94 - Moderately saturated medium red. Knockout perfume combines raspberry, underbrush and truffle, with pungent floral and mineral elements...
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Roagna Barbaresco Paje 2008 750ml

Rated 93+ - Medium red, a bit less dark and saturated than the Barbaresco Montefico. Knockout musky nose offers slightly decadent aromas of cherry...
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Roagna Barbaresco Paje Vv 2008 750ml

Rated 93+ - Medium red, a bit less dark and saturated than the Barbaresco Montefico. Knockout musky nose offers slightly decadent aromas of cherry...
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Roagna Barolo La Pira 2008 750ml

Rated 93+ - The 2008 Barolo La Pira wafts from the glass with sweet red cherries, plums, tobacco, cinnamon and leather. This is an unusually...
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Roagna Barolo La Pira Vv 2008 750ml

Rated 98 - Layers of aromas include blue flower, rose, baking spices, sandalwood and perfumed berry. These follow through to flavors of crushed red...

2008 Italy Nebbiolo

There are few countries in the world with a viticultural history as long or as illustrious as that claimed by Italy. Grapes were first being grown and cultivated on Italian soil several thousand years ago by the Greeks and the Pheonicians, who named Italy 'Oenotria' – the land of wines – so impressed were they with the climate and the suitability of the soil for wine production. Of course, it was the rise of the Roman Empire which had the most lasting influence on wine production in Italy, and their influence can still be felt today, as much of the riches of the empire came about through their enthusiasm for producing wines and exporting it to neighbouring countries. Since those times, a vast amount of Italian land has remained primarily for vine cultivation, and thousands of wineries can be found throughout the entire length and breadth of this beautiful country, drenched in Mediterranean sunshine and benefiting from the excellent fertile soils found there. Italy remains very much a 'land of wines', and one could not imagine this country, its landscape and culture, without it.
The Nebbiolo grape varietal is widely understood to be the fruit responsible for Italy's finest aged wines. However, its popularity and reliability as a grape which gives out outstanding flavors and aromas has led it to be planted in many countries around the world, with much success. These purple grapes are distinguishable by the fact that they take on a milky dust as they begin to reach maturity, leading many to claim that this is the reason for their unusual name, which means 'fog' in Italian. Nebbiolo grapes produce wines which have a wide range of beautiful and fascinating flavors, the most common of which are rich, dark and complex, such as violet, truffle, tobacco and prunes. They are generally aged for many years to balance out their characteristics, as their natural tannin levels tend to be very high.