1996 Pio Cesare - Barolo Ornato 750ml

Italy - Piedmont - Barolo/ Red / Nebbiolo   |     Watch

IWC 92(+?)   Customer 94
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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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Customer Reviews For This Wine

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.

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