Barolo, Piedmonte, Italy - Wine Vintage Chart

Barolo, Piedmonte, Italy    
2009 90 H
2008 90 H
2007 94 H
2006 96 H
2005 92 H
2004 97 H
2003 90 H
2002 72 D
2001 96 H
2000 95 D/H
1999 94 H
1998 94 D/H
1997 95 D/H
1996 98 D/H
1995 88 D
1994 74 D
1993 89 D/H
1992 78 D
1991 73 D
1990 96 D/H
1989 93 D/H
1988 91 D/H
1985 93 D/H
1982 95 D/H
1978 97 D/H
1966 89 D
1961 90 D
1958 95 D

Vintage Charts should be used for a generalized guide in lieu of specific knowledge about a bottle or producer.  The better wines from a vintage will generally have longer lives and cellar better.  The ratings are as follows:

RATING:
95-100 Spectacular.  Most producers made very good wines at all levels
90-94   Excellent.  The best wines should be great.  Consistency throughout the vintage.
85-89  Very Good.  The best producers made top wines.  Inconsistent thru the lower levels.
80-86  Good.  Many producers made good wines with some inconsistency at the bottom.
75-79  Middling.  Choose your producers carefully. Only the best may have made a top wine. 
70-74  Below Average.  Tough vintage to make good wines.
Under 70  A Poor vintage.  Spend your money very carefully. 

STATUS:
D=Drink
D/H=Drink or Hold
H=Hold

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