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Boroli Barolo Villero 2009 750ml

Rated 93 - The 2009 Barolo Villero shows gorgeous richness and a long, supple feel that lingers long on the palate. Along the way, the wine imparts...
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Bruno Giacosa Barbaresco Santo Stefano 2009 750ml

Rated 91 - An elegant style, with rose and white pepper aromas followed by strawberry, cherry and herb flavors. Balanced on the tannic side, with a...
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Bruno Giacosa Barolo Le Rocche Del Falletto 2009 1.5Ltr

Rated 95 - The 2009 Barolo Le Rocche del Falletto comes from a south-facing parcel with steep slopes for well-draining soils. The vines are...
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Cantalupo Ghemme Carellae 2009 750ml

Rated 94 - A big, dense wine, the 2009 Collis Carellae shows the wilder, gamier side of Ghemme. Leather, smoke, cedar, tobacco and menthol make a...
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Marziano Abbona Barolo Cerviano 2009 750ml

Rated 91 - The 2009 Barolo Cerviano emerges from a site in Novello just south of Ravera. Firm tannins convey an impression of classicism verging on...
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Marziano Abbona Barolo Pressenda 2009 375ml

Rated 92 - The 2009 Barolo Pressenda has a little more energy and tannin than the Terlo Ravera, which helps brighten the flavors. Nuanced and...
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Marziano Abbona Barolo Terlo Ravera 2009 375ml

Rated 93 - This is a beautiful Barolo, bursting with pure cherry and raspberry fruit, accented by floral, tobacco and earth notes. Balanced and...
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Marziano Abbona Barolo Terlo Ravera 2009 750ml

Rated 93 - This is a beautiful Barolo, bursting with pure cherry and raspberry fruit, accented by floral, tobacco and earth notes. Balanced and...
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Mirafiore Barolo Paiagallo (La Villa) 2009 750ml

Rated 90 - From a vineyard in the Barolo township, the 2009 Barolo Paiagallo opens to a garnet-crimson color and shows an autumnal range of aromas...
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Prunotto Barolo Bussia 2009 750ml

Rated 96 - From one of the most celebrated vineyards in Monforte d’Alba, the 2009 Barolo Bussia shows a tad more color and concentration upon...

2009 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.