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Please help me decide on a vintage Barolo

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bobby06877 | | Feb 12, 2007 08:29 AM

I am planning on getting my wife a vintage Barolo for Valentines Day. It is her favorite wine so I am looking for something special. My options are limited but I can get one of the following:

1989 Borgogno Barolo Riserva- I will be honest, I am not that familiar with this producer and I am a little concerned that the wine shops in my area that carry the older Barolo all seem to have this available. It is a decent price at $129.00

1952 Borgogno Barolo Riserva- I doubt this is even a serious consideration but it is also available in the $265.00 range. At what point does a Barolo just lose its power?

1970 Giacomo Conterno Barolo Monforte D'Alba- I love the producer, and I know his 1999 Monfortino Riserva is legendary, but I don't know if 1970 was a good year.

Cavallotto- The San Giuseppe is available for 1978, 1979 and 1989. I have only had the Cavallotto Nebbiolo D'Alba but it was as good as some barolos I have had.

I would appreciate any input you may have on the above wines or any other recommendations for a special Barolo under $300.00. Thanks group!

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