1990 Barolo

20 years later - A retrospective tasting


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1990 Barolo I met with one of my tasting groups recently, a group of certifiable Nebbiolo addicts, and we put togehter a tasting that turned into a flight of wines from the very good 1990 vintage. We had begun to asseble the wines as a test of modern versus traditional wines, and it develpoed into this vintage retrospective tasting. The wines were mostly tasted in pairs, blind - at least until the most impatient among us tore off the plain brown wrappers!

The wines showed fairly well with some underperforming bottles, a few damaged by storage - always an issue with older wines like this, and some real surprises. The meal that accompanied the tasting was expertly prepared by one of the group's members and included that other great Piedmontese treasure: White truffles!

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  • Snooth User: Eric Guido
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    My God, utterly amazing. Not much else to say, other than that I was surprised to see a number of bottles that I'd consider to be on the "modern" side, performing quite while with 20 years on them.

    Great tasting. If you ever have an opening amongst the illuminati, you know where to find me.

    Oct 15, 2010 at 11:59 PM

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