2000 Domenico Clerico - Barolo Ciabot Mentin (Ginestra) 750ml

Italy - Piedmont - Barolo - Monforte/ Red / Nebbiolo
2000 Domenico Clerico - Barolo Ciabot Mentin (Ginestra)
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International Wine Cellar | 91

($83; these vines are 30 to 35 years of age, vs. about 15 to 20 for the Pajana) Medium red. Redcurrant, marzipan, minerals, mocha and coconutty oak on the nose. Plump, sweet and concentrated, with enticing red fruit and tar flavors. Dense and fine-grained but without quite the definition of the best years. Finishes with strong, tooth-coating tannins and a lingering note of dried flowers.

Author: Stephen Tanzer
Issue: Issue 117

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Jancis Robinson | 17.5

Mid ruby. Classic tar and mineral nose with real acid and tannin - more evident than in many other examples. For once this wine is not overwhelmed by sweet fruit!

Drink Dates: 2007-2017
Author: Jancis Robinson


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Wine Advocate | 93

Clerico's 2000 Ciabot Mentin Ginestra has fared better than the Pajana, perhaps owing to the vineyard's more sheltered south-west exposure. Layers of mint, spices and crushed rocks add complexity to the generous fruit. The finish remains vibrant, textured and polished, with a prominent scent of oak that is typical of Clerico's wines during this era. I don't see much upside in the Ciabot, but it should hold for another handful of years. Anticipated maturity: 2011-2018.

Drink Dates: 2011-2018
Author: Antonio Galloni
Issue: 195

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Wine Spectator | 95

Fantastic aromas of cinnamon, violets and blackberries follow through to a full-bodied palate with supersilky tannins and a beautiful long, long finish. All in depth and finesse. A top 2000 Barolo from the 37-acre Ginestra vineyard outside Monforte d'Alba. 1,250 cases made.

Drink Dates: 2009+
Author: James Suckling


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Score: 95
Author: Ronn L
Trust Rating: 89
Tasted On: 12/09/2012
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Score: 94
Author: Charley
Trust Rating: 99
Tasted On: 10/18/2011
Drink Dates:
Very good wine. A little early, but extremely solid view of the wine already. Full of stawberry with some spice. Open for about 1.5 hours during drinking window. Opened up nicely. Would reccomend one hour decant time before drinking, maybe a tad more.
More Vintages and Sizes of Domenico Clerico - Barolo Ciabot Mentin (Ginestra):

2004 (750ml)
2003 (750ml)

About This Producer


This rather small estate in Monforte d'Alba is mainly known for its Barolo, but it also excels at producing great Barbera and Dolcetto and a delicious blend - Arte (Nebbiolo and Barbera). One of the leaders in the movement to modernize the winemaking process in Barolo, Domenico Clerico creates wines that are a bit more ripe fruit-oriented. However, he has such a deft and precise hand that the wines are never blowsy or overwrought. The result is wines that are attractive in their youth but gain in elegance, depth and texture as they evolve.

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