1996 Pio Cesare - Barolo Ornato 750ml

Italy - Piedmont - Barolo/ Red / Nebbiolo   |     Watch

IWC 92(+?)   Collector 94
1996 Pio Cesare - Barolo Ornato Front View
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Professional Reviews For This Wine


International Wine Cellar | Rating: 92(+?)

($105; this ages in 75% new barriques while the classico get 35% new barriques and the rest botti Deep saturated red. Red berries and a hint of game on the nose. Dense and sweet on entry, then big, rich and mouthfilling. Really mounts slowly and takes over the palate. Finishes with firm but noble Serralunga tannins and subtly floral nebbiolo fruit flavors. Built for very long life.

Author: Stephen Tanzer
Issue: Issue 93

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Collector Reviews For This Wine


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Author: Peter B
Trust Rating: 96
Tasted On: 04/30/2011
Drink Dates:
Faulty. Not sure what is wrong with this batch.

Rating: 94
Author: Chip L
Tasted On: 12/31/2008
A powerhouse. Big and opulkent fruit with long tannic finish. Still a little brutish - hopefully will soften with more time in the cellar.

Average rating: 94, based on 3 reviews

Collector Data For This Wine

215 bottles owned by 80 collectors.

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Wine Varietal: Nebbiolo


Big, dark, and bold, Nebbiolo is a robust variety with heavy tannins and a sometimes bitter profile. While areas outside Italy (Argentina, Australia, New Zealand, California, and South Africa) have begun cultivating Nebbiolo, the Italian region of Piedmont is where it reaches its greatest height. It is here, the historic home to Nebbiolo, where the finest Barolos and Barbarescos are produced. Many winemakers have compared this grape to Pinot Noir for its difficult growing habits and unpredictable cellar and aging behavior. Typical descriptors for Nebbiolo include roses, violets, tar, wild herbs, cherries, raspberries, truffles, and tobacco.

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