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Barolo! Oh Barolo! This is the king of Italian wines, noble and rewarding of cellaring and savouring.

We don’t naturally think of Pinot Noir, Tempranillo and Nebbiolo in the same moment, but take a fine, well-matured Burgundy, Rioja or Barolo and serve it blind, and they have enough in common to confound even an experienced taster. All three converge in a happy way to deliver dried fruit, tea, fungus and positive decay (‘tar and roses’ is a classic Barolo description). And while Nebbiolo has a naturally tannic sting in its tail, paired carefully with the right food and it is a welcome element rather than a distraction. And much like its French and Spanish cousins, Nebbiolo has the delicacy to portray its terroir, making the differences between its soils and slopes a reward for the connoisseur.

Tonight’s selection took years to assemble, to carefully weave three ideas into one dinner - 

  • “Barolo” as a grand blend of different terroirs versus "Barolo Crus”, separating individual zones, and vineyard plots.
  • Evolving ideas of winemaking — botti versus barrique, or some combination
  • Vintages and ageing – our youngest wine is from 2001 and we stretch back 50 years.
  • The very greatest producers are well represented here across a range of styles. So whether you are already a Barolophile with many albeisas under your belt, or are coming in fresh to see what Barolo is all about, this is an evening of much promise.
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Event wine list

Vintage Wine Bottle size Score
2001 Barolo ‘Monprivato’, Giuseppe Mascarello 750 --
2000 Barolo, Bartolo Mascarello 750 --
1999 Barolo Rocche dell’Annunziata Riserva, Paolo Scavino 750 WA 94
1996 Barolo ‘Monfortino’, Giacomo Conterno 1500 WA 97
1996 Barolo ‘Le Rocche del Falletoo di Serralunga d’Alba’ Riserva, Bruno Giacosa 750 WA 97
1990 Barolo ‘Cannubi Boschis’, Luciano Sandrone 750 WA 96
1990 Barolo ‘Sperss’, Gaja 750 WA 95
1988 Barolo ‘Vigneto Arborina’, Elio Altare 750 WA 96
1988 Barolo Riserva ‘Gran Bussia’, Aldo Conterno 750 --
1985 Barolo Risverva ‘Vigna d’la Roul’, Rocche dei Manzoni 750 --
1974 Barolo Riserva Speciale ‘Rocche di Castiglione Falletto’, Vietti 750 --
1967 Barolo Riserva ‘Bussia di Conforte d’Alba’, Prunotto 750 --
1967 Barolo, Giacomo Conterno 750 WA 94