January 2014

R.Parker’s Wine Advocate

Barolo docg 2009 M. Larner

“The 2009 Barolo opens with soft, easy appeal that is very characteristic of the vintage. Dark fruit tones of cassis and dried cherry segue to spicy notes of cinnamon and nutmeg. Soft, fleshy, fruit layers are stocked tight, but they do allow space for delicate tones of mint and licorice to lift from the bouquet. This is definitely a more approachable and softer Barolo, suited to near-term drinking: Anticipated maturity: 2013-2020    89 points”