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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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Marziano Abbona Barolo Cerviano 2010 750ml

Rated 92 - A round, rich style, displaying cherry, tobacco, spice and underbrush flavors. Mouthwatering and firm, with a long, tea- and...
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Michele Chiarlo Barolo Cannubi 2010 750ml

Rated 93 - The 2010 Barolo Cannubi shows great intensity on the bouquet and less momentum in the mouth. The nose is redolent of ripe cherry and...
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Paolo Manzone Barolo Meriame 2010 750ml

Rated 92 - A solid 2010 Barolo with a beautiful core of refined fruit, firm tannins and a juicy finish. Medium body, chewy tannins and a medium...
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Pio Cesare Barbaresco 2010 750ml

Rated 94 - Bright red cherries, plums, spices, orange peel, tobacco and leather are some of the many notes that meld together in the 2010...
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Terre Del Barolo Barolo 2010 750ml

Rated 90 - The nose is still somewhat closed but the straightforward palate delivers ripe black cherry, underbrush, white and black pepper...

2010 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.