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2004 Domenico Clerico - Barolo Pajana

ITALY / PIEDMONT / MONFORTE
  • 94 WA
  • 95 WS
  • 93 IWC
  • Variety
    Nebbiolo
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SKU: 43773-2004-750-2A
  • International Wine Cellar | Rating: 93

    ($90) Deep, saturated red. Wonderfully deep aromas of raspberry, plum, mocha, caramel and graphite, with a primary grapey character. Lush, sweet and remarkably deep, with penetrating, powerful flavors of raspberry, currant, minerals and chocolate and explosive inner-mouth perfume. Complicating notes of smoke and truffle. A very rich yet elegant example of the 2004 vintage, finishing with sweet tannins and excellent thrust. Pajana is a south-facing vineyard planted on sandy soil, and is normally picked before Ginestra.
    Author: Stephen Tanzer
    Issue: November/December 2007
  • Wine Spectator | Rating: 95

    Aromas of blackberry, plum skin and hints of cut wood. Full-bodied, chewy and very rich, with lots of tannins, French oak and fruit. This is dense and concentrated. Layered. Needs time.
    Author: James Suckling
  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 94

    Clerico's 2004 Barolo Pajana is an explosive wine loaded with layers of deeply spiced dark fruit. It is a notably pure, focused version of this wine that is totally compelling for its overall balance. The south-facing Pajana vineyard tends to give a more fruit-driven style of Barolo but the 2004 is a beautifully complete wine.
    Author: Antonio Galloni
  • Self | Rating:

    This wine did NOT change my mind about Barolos. This is not something I even enjoyed or would EVER pay $100. Not repulsive and well made. Balanced but NOT for me
    Author: Tony C847
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

  • 299 bottles owned
  • 71 collectors