Interesting article in Decanter by AndrewJefford in the differences between Barolo/Barbaresco:
JeffordOn B/B

One thing that struck me he said:
Originally Posted By: "Jefford"
Barbaresco’s gentleness, elegance and approachability and Barolo’s force and power

This has always been the folklore that Barbaresco is the more feminine of the two. Perhaps...but I've never regarded a Gaja as "feminine". And Barolo?? "force & power"??'s should never be "force and power". interesting read.