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Barolo, Nebbiolo d’Alba and Nebbiolo d’Adelaide Hills July 28, 2010 at 4:31 pm

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Contea di Castiglione Barolo 2005, Piedmont, Italy (£9.99 Morrisons)
Light and gentle, with a slightly cooked character to the plum, cherry and red berry fruit, hints of rose petal and rusty iron, and a fresh but chewy finish. B(-)

Marco Porello Nebbiolo d’Alba 2008, Piedmont, Italy (£11-12 imported by Winetraders – see below for full list of stockists)
Vigorous modern style, still with the rose petal character, but with firmer tannins and fresher fruit, especially black cherry. Polished, hearty and satisfying, and with potential to develop over the next 3-4 years. S-

Gemma Barolo 2005, Piedmont, Italy (£13.99 Morrisons)
A touch of volatility, but also classic aromas of iron, rose petal and tar, warm cherry, raspberry and strawberry fruit, and a structured but refreshing finish. B(+)

First Drop The Big Blind Nebbiolo/Barbera 2008, Adelaide Hills, Australia (£17.99 from October 2010 New School Wines Ltd, The Secret Cellar, Cambridge Wine Merchants)
The extra sunshine of Australia comes through in the richer, leathery characters, there is something of the fragrant, plum and raspberry fruit, along with a savoury, meaty edge, but it feels slightly stolid after the Piedmont trio. B

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Stockists of Marco Porello wines
Ann et Vin Ltd, Bacchus Fine Wines, Barrica Wines, Bat and Bottle, Bath Wine Group, EH Booth , Bowes Wines, Bowland Forest, Butlers Wine Cellar, Cheshire Smokehouse, Connolly’s Wine Mer, Define Food & Wine, Denby Dale Wines Ltd, Duncan Murray Wines, Everywine, Field & Fawcett, Fine Wines Direct, Flourish and Prosper, Goedhuis & Co Ltd, Harrogate Fine Wines, H Smith, Ledbury Wine, Les Vignerons De Saint Georges, Noble Green Wines , Old School wines, Oxford Wine Company, Philippa Sedgwick, Quantock Abbey Wine , Richard Royds Fine Wines, Roberson, Roberts and Speight, Scatchards Wine Merchants, The Secret Cellar, The Vineyard, Viader Vintners, Wadebridge Wines, Whitebridge Wines, Winearray, Wines of Interest, Winos Wine Shop, York Beer & Wine Ltd

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