Barolo bliss: how I got lost, knocked on a door and there was a 1988 being poured.
A double vertical of Punset Barbaresco and Ciabot Berton Barolo 1998-2008.
Cascina Morassino: 2002–2009 vertical of brilliant (and great value) Barbaresco.
Barbaresco 2009 is not a great vintage. Too little fruit, and no drinking fun.
Kicking off Nebbiolo Prima, the new vintage presentation of Barolo & Barbaresco. Make sure you follow my daily updates!
Live blogging from Piedmont, part 12. I drink a piece of Piedmont history at Poderi Colla, founded by Beppe Colla who pioneered single-vineyard wines in the 1970s. Click to find out how Dolcetto can ever be better than Barbaresco.
Live blogging from Piedmont, part 7. Impressive vertical of Rabajà at Giuseppe Cortese. One of the most structured and ageworthy Barbarescos.
Live blogging from Piedmont, part 5. Concluding my tasting of 2008 Barbaresco. Some really good wines, and why terroir is important.
Live blogging from Piedmont, part 3. Tasting through 2008 Roero and 2008 Barbaresco. At this stage, looks like a challenging vintage: high tannins and acids but low fruit.
I never really liked the wines of Pio Cesare upon release, in their youth. Recent tastings have instilled a doubt in my mind. So I put Pio Cesare to the 10-year test.