I have noticed that the last few 2008 Barolo’s I have consumed are just delicious right now and quite ready for near term consumption.
Some that really stood out are:
Cappellano Otin Fiorin Pie Rupestris
Conterno Fantino Barolo Sorì Ginestra
G.D. Vajra Barolo Bricco delle Viole
I’m wondering if I’m on a lucky streak or if this is typical of the vintage. And if so, would like to know what 2008’s others are enjoying.
Good question…of the 08’s that I have I’m wanting to get some age on them as I’m hoping they’ll improve…but I’d love to hear what others think about drinking them now vs. later.
As you probably know, 05, 07, and 09 were considered to be the warmer, more accessible vintages. 2006, 2008, and 2010 were considered the cooler, more structured vintages. Before his departure, Klapp took the contrarian view that he thought that 07 and 08 were essentially the opposite of what was originally thought and reported. Is he right? Who knows, but he usually has the pulse of such things?
I’ve actually tried a few 08s in the past few months that were drinking pretty well. Conterno cascina francia was relatively open about 6 months ago. Altare 08 also on the modern side. Tried a giacosa red label and thought it was hard as nails though.
I’ve had both Bartolo and Conterno CF in the last 15 months, and a few times each, and the wines are stunning with a few hour decant. Overlooked vintage IMO
Apologies for the slight regional thread drift. How are the '08 Barbarescos showing?
This is just to lure Bill back
He left? Did he say he was leaving for good? Who had 34 times in the pool?
2008 is a fantastic Barolo vintage IMHO. Glad I loaded up on it and have several resting comfortably in the cellar.