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2004 Domenico Clerico - Barolo Ciabot Mentin (Ginestra)

ITALY / PIEDMONT / MONFORTE
  • 97 WA
  • 93 WS
  • 94 IWC
  • Variety
    Nebbiolo
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SKU: 43713-2004-750-0
  • International Wine Cellar | Rating: 94

    ($90) Deep red-ruby. Complex but youthfully reticent aromas of raspberry, loam, rose petal, graphite, mint and tobacco. Rich, fat, chewy and quite dry, with compelling density and breadth and terrific juicy lift to the red fruit and spice flavors. A huge wine whose palate-saturating finish features broad, building tannins and superb length. Showing considerably more oak today than the Pajana but elegant nevertheless. This classically dry Barolo needs a good seven or eight years of cellaring. From vines ranging from 20 to 35 years of age, planted on compact clay-and-limestone soil.
    Author: Stephen Tanzer
    Issue: November/December 2007
  • Wine Spectator | Rating: 93

    Subtle and perfumed, with blackberry, truffle and hints of Spanish cedar. Full-bodied, with superfine tannins and a long, caressing finish. Balanced and very pretty.
    Author: James Suckling
  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 97

    The 2004 Barolo Ciabot Mentin Ginestra sweeps across the palate with stunning depth and expansiveness in its dark cherries, menthol, spices, chocolate and sweet toasted oak. It offers exceptional length and delineation, with a note of freshness that provides lift on the close. It is a profound effort from Domenico Clerico.
    Author: Robert Parker
  • Self | Rating: 92

    Author: tiberite
  • Self | Rating: 93

    Author: rcl
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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Collector Data For This Wine

  • 710 bottles owned
  • 132 collectors
  • Average collector rating: 92
    (Out of 132 collectors)