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Saturday, February 23, 2013 - Drinking very well. lot. 9.090.
Delicious nose and taste from the start, but with 2 hours of air, it seemed to be showing its best. Well balanced, with nice grip - classic barbaresco. 90-91 p.

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  • Comment posted by Champagneinhand:

    2/27/2013 2:12:00 PM - Several people have commented that the latter lots were 50% riserva juice. I have lot 10.061. Mine was in the latter batches, but thought your lot would be too. I guess its pretty young still, but I expect a lot from this after 10+ years. Glad you enjoyed the bottle. Love Barolo/Barbaresco/Langhe wines.

  • Comment posted by brigcampbell:

    2/27/2013 3:39:00 PM - Huh, just won a bottle of this and didn't pay attention to the lot. Off to the closet!

    L 10.155

  • Comment posted by Outplaying:

    2/28/2013 12:01:00 PM - From Antonio Galloni of the Wine Advocate on the bulletin board on eRobertParker.com, "Lots that start with 2010 include 50% Riserva juice. Lots that start with 09 and are under 120 have 0% Riserva juice, lots above 09.120 include 30% Riserva juice. The first two numbers are the year, the second number is the calendar day... At Produttori each bottling day is assigned a lot number, but there are in reality only three unique 'lots' in the sense most commonly used."

  • Comment posted by brigcampbell:

    2/28/2013 1:32:00 PM - Very helpful, thanks.

  • Comment posted by MDLS:

    3/2/2013 11:43:00 PM - @Champagneinhand. I do have another lot 10.148 which I tried at new years, but that does need additional years in the cellar.
    The 9.090 is very accessible and has to my opinion always been - I recon that goes for all the 9.xxx.

    Also inclined to buy more of these because of the exceptional qpr. in denmark we get these for 22 dollars

  • Comment posted by Champagneinhand:

    3/3/2013 2:31:00 PM - I got mine dirty cheap too. less than $30US at auction when they were first released. I plan on keeping them in the dark, cool and humid cellar for many more years, at least 3 if I can hold off popping the cork. Luckily I have a few other Barbaresco, Barolo to choose from. It does seem that the Piedmonte reds can age forever, and seem to improve. No rush on things. Thanks again for the notes.

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