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2013 Barolo: The Late Releases

The 2013 Barolos continue to impress for their grace and finesse. The late-ripening season produced translucent, perfumed Barolos that capture the essence of site, in my mind the single greatest attribute that separates the great vintages from merely excellent or good years. This article covers wines that were bottled just this past summer and/or that I tasted previously as barrel samples.

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