The 2013 Barolo vin­tage yielded across-the-board beau­ties that show pre­ci­sion and in­ten­sity, and it’s surely one of the best vin­tages since 2008, writes James Suck­ling af­ter tast­ing more than 300. Th­ese are young neb­bi­o­los that will please wine lovers wit

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The 2013 Barolo vin­tage yielded across­the-board beau­ties that show pre­ci­sion and in­ten­sity. Here are 10 of the best

Pio Ce­sare Barolo or­nato Ex­tremely com­plex and showing the ter­roir of Ser­ralunga with rose stems, wet earth, straw­berry and mush­room. Or­ange peel to boot. Full to medium body, ul­tra-fine tan­nins and bright acid­ity. Fas­ci­nat­ing char­ac­ter that takes ev­ery­thing from the aro­mas. Lightly chewy on the fin­ish. Ex­pand­ing. Needs time to soften with bot­tle age. Bet­ter in 2021. 98 points

elvio Cogno Barolo rav­era

Won­der­ful com­plex­ity and sub­tlety here with firm­ness. Aro­mas of or­ange peel, stone, wal­nut and dark fruit. Medium to full body, plenty of fruit and a racy fin­ish. A beauty. Drink or hold. 97 points

vi­etti Barolo rav­era Fresh and vivid, with straw­berry, rose petal and san­dal­wood. Full body, firm and silky, with a beau­ti­ful bal­ance and length. A fab­u­lous young Barolo. Try in 2020. 97 points

Poderi Aldo Con­terno Barolo CICALA

The aro­mas of flow­ers, black­berry and white truf­fle are su­perb. Full to medium body and ul­tra-fine tan­nins. The fin­ish lasts for min­utes. An amaz­ing Cicala. Don’t miss this. Drink in 2022. 99 points

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