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1996 Domenico Clerico Barolo Pajana

  • 93 WA
  • 91 WS
  • 93 IWC
  • Variety

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SKU: 43773-1996-750

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  • International Wine Cellar | Rating: 93

    Dark ruby-red. Classy, sappy aromas of black cherry, currant, dark chocolate, cola, tobacco and nutty oak; hints at a medicinal austerity. Silky and dense but with no loss of focus. A very concentrated, deep wine with chewy extract. Extremely long on the aftertaste. The noble tannins reach the molars.
    Author: Stephen Tanzer
    Issue: November/December 2000
  • Wine Spectator | Rating: 91

    Seductive, with perfumed aromas of flowers and black cherries. Full-bodied, with loads of velvety tannins and a long, ripe fruit finish. Very ripe. 515 cases made.
    Author: James Laube
  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 93

    The intense 1996 Pajana is another terrific effort from Clerico. It shows notes of super-ripe fruit, smoke and tar on the nose, along with complex sensations of licorice, tobacco, prunes, and plums on the palate, with notable length in a massive, dense style. This will require a few more years to be at its most expressive.
    Author: Antonio Galloni
    Issue: Jan-06
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  • 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.

    See other similar producers:Luciano Sandrone,Mascarello

    Collector Data For This Wine

    • 68 bottles owned
    • 22 collectors