Thursday 27th February 2020, 7pm, Searsons Monkstown

Hosted by Harriet Tindal MW

 

Barolo tasting notes – Jeff Corbett, Searsons Wines

After attending a Barolo tasting earlier this year I was completely blown away by the quality and sheer diversity of the wines. When you first start off in the wine trade the first thing you are taught about Barolo is that it is VERY tannic and VERY acidic and wine will remain so for about 25 years until you dare go near it…. Since then, I have to admit, I have, been reluctant to embrace this, apparently, extremely stand off-ish wine. It made much more sense to me to sing the praises of the new wave of Super-Tuscan wines, with their bold, fruit driven, full bodied style making them instantly appealing. Well it seems Barolo has changed without me taking the care to notice… I have now cast my prejudices aside!

“There is no such thing as traditional Barolo wine-making anymore. Only modern.” This was a phrase I heard again and again from the wine-makers showing their incredible 2016 vintage wines. And it’s true. A lot of the 2016 wines (one of the best ever seen in Barolo) are very approachable now. The beautiful fine tannins and elegant acidity are there of course, but they are balanced by the complex and layered fruit, which is the key. Wines that are primarily about expression and finesse, power second. The region of Barolo reminded me of Burgundy more than anything else. Barolo has 170 geographical regions and 11 designated communes, or ‘villages’, the differences between each vineyard and between producer are staggering.

Harriet Tindal MW visited the region last year to seek out the very top Barolo wines. She did just that. Wine-makers from G.B Burlotto, Rocche Costamagna, Guido Porro and Poderi Luigi Einaudi came to Dublin to show their wines, some of best Barolo has to offer. Harriet will be presenting a selection of these fabulous wines at Searsons Monkstown on Thursday 27th February at 7pm. This is a great opportunity to discover for yourself what a wondrous wine region Barolo is.

Places are limited,so to book a place for this special tasting event, click here.

Barolo 2006 Vintage offer

“The 2016 vintage is game-changing. You’ll want to buy some, and you can hardly go wrong”. – Walter Speller, JR.com Dec 2019

We are offering the 2016 Barolo vintage wines on a special ‘pre-release’ deal. Click here for a report on the 2016 vintage and notes on the wine makers. The order form may be downloaded by clicking here. For any order enquires please contact us on 01 2800 405 or email shop@searsons.com.