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Attilio Ghisolfi Barolo Bussia 2010 750ml

Rated 93 - Pretty cherry, raspberry, rose and woodsy aromas and flavors highlight this elegant, athletic red. Turns denser and more compact,...
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Attilio Ghisolfi Barolo Bussia Bricco Visette 2010 750ml

Rated 93 - The cherry and raspberry notes are augmented by balsamic elements of eucalyptus, menthol and tar in this red, but overall the...
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Ca' Viola Barolo Sotto Castello 2010 750ml

Rated 94 - A wine with spice, dried flowers, dried fruits and sandalwood on the nose. It’s full body, with silky and refined tannins and a fresh...
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Clerico Barolo Ciabot Mentin Ginestra 2010 750ml

Rated 95+ - Good full red. Liqueur-like plum and black cherry on the nose. Then fine-grained and classy but tightly wound, showing utterly primary...
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Clerico Barolo Pajana 2010 750ml

Rated 94+ - Good medium red. Less expressive on the nose than the Briccotto, hinting at ripe, musky plum, black raspberry, menthol and tobacco....
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Damilano Barolo Cerequio 2010 750ml

Rated 95 - A mix of pure cherry, wild rosemary and sage notes converge in this fruity yet strict red, which is balanced, but needs time to...
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Giacomo Borgogno & Figli Barolo Cannubi 2010 1.5Ltr

Rated 93-95+ - The 2010 Barolo Cannubi is the most complete and intriguing of Borgogno's single-vineyard Barolos. Sweet, silky tannins support a...
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Giacomo Borgogno & Figli Barolo Cannubi 2010 750ml

Rated 93-95+ - The 2010 Barolo Cannubi is the most complete and intriguing of Borgogno's single-vineyard Barolos. Sweet, silky tannins support a...
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Giacomo Borgogno & Figli Barolo Fossati 2010 750ml

Rated 93 - Very fresh with lots of dark chocolate, dried berry and lemon rind character on the nose and palate. Full, yet silky and racy. Refined...
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Giacomo Borgogno & Figli Barolo Liste 2010 1.5Ltr

Rated 94 - Fascinating aromas of walnuts, hints of chocolate and dried fruits follow through to a full body plus firm tannins that compress the...
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Marchesi Di Barolo Barolo Cannubi 2010 750ml

Rated 95 - From Barolo’s most celebrated (and recently expanded) single-vineyard, the 2010 Barolo Cannubi is a deeply floral and elegant...
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Marchesi Di Barolo Barolo Coste Di Rose 2010 750ml

Rated 96 - #79 Top 100, 2104 - An impressive red with layers of soft and velvety fruit with blueberry and hazelnut character. Coco too. Full body,...
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Marchesi Di Barolo Barolo Del Comune Di Barolo 2010 750ml

Rated 95 - This is deep and layered with beautiful ripe fruit of berries and strawberries with hints of flowers. A flinty undertone. Full body,...
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Marchesi Di Barolo Barolo Sarmassa 2010 750ml

Rated 93+ - Benefitting from southeast exposures, the 2010 Barolo Sarmassa is a deeply layered and concentrated wine with immediate aromas of...
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Marchesi Di Barolo Barolo Tradizone 2010 750ml

Rated 92 - The 2010 Barolo delivers a great sense of textural richness and elegance that is reinforced by the silky nature of the mouthfeel. Bright...
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Marziano Abbona Barolo Pressenda 2010 750ml

Rated 96 - A wine with beautiful depth of fruit and richness with floral and berry character. Such purity. Full body, with fabulous concentration...
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Marziano Abbona Barolo Terlo Ravera 2010 750ml

Rated 93 - Marziano Abbona's Barolo Terlo Ravera has a little more nervous tension and minerality than the Pressenda, denoting its origins in the...

2010 Piedmont Italy Barolo

Wine critics all over the world have expressed great praise for the 2010 Barolo vintage. This, one of Italy’s most revered and respected wines, made from the characterful Nebbiolo grape varietal, benefited enormously from the relatively cool growing season that characterised 2010 for much of this part of the country.

The Barolos of 2010 possess all of the positive attributes that one might expect from a late-ripening, cool season vintage. This means plenty of sharp fruit flavour alongside a heightened aromatic quality, and a body which will age beautifully for years, even decades when cellared in the bottle. July brought higher than expected temperatures, and this has resulted in an exciting level of richness and depth, and the wines of this vintage seem to have a lot more tannic body than in previous years. Many people have reported that the grapes harvested in 2010 in Barolo were slightly smaller than usual, which probably explains why the tannins were stronger this year - however, this means more ageing potential and more complexity in the glass, too.

2010 was a remarkable year for Barolo because, despite a few underperforming vineyards, the overall quality of the wine of this vintage was exceedingly high, and in comparison with 2009, the vintage was considerably more exciting. This is perhaps a little surprising, as the harvest took place in October - a very wet month in 2010, and that the top wineries did very well to handle - which is generally considered a very normal time frame in which to harvest Nebbiolo grapes, and as such, the vintage was expected to yield few surprises. All in all, 2010 Barolo is a vintage which will appeal to classicists and lovers of this fine, Italian varietal, and is set to become something of a modern classic for those looking to keep some choice bottles in their cellars for the coming years.