2001 Domenico Clerico - Barolo Ciabot Mentin (Ginestra) 750ml

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Professional Reviews For This Wine


International Wine Cellar | Rating: 94

Good medium red. Exotic, exhilarating aromas of sappy red berry liqueur and woodsmoke. Wonderfully sweet on entry, then superripe and liqueur-like in the middle palate, with an utterly suave texture over firm supporting spine. Finishes impressively long and sweet, with serious but noble tannins. There's nothing especially austere or forbidding about this extremely rich Barolo.

Author: Stephen Tanzer
Issue: Issue 117

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Customer Reviews For This Wine


Rating: 90
Author: DartAdam
Trust Rating: 100
Tasted On: 10/20/2012
Drink Dates: 2012-2022
Delish red fruit and spice on the nose and more purple than I'd expect in the glass. Not the classic rusty red. This is big and rich and stood up well to a hearty lentil and lamb stew tonight. Fruit blooms in the mouth followed by some good acidity / tang then drying and lasting tannins. Tasty but not spectacular.

Rating:
Author: Front Man
Trust Rating: 100
Tasted On: 02/27/2012
I don't know what to think about this wine. The tannins were so astringent and overbearing that it was tough to discern what might be underneath. For an 11 year old wine I am a little concerned that this will ever balance out; not because it's tannic but because the tannins are so dry. My score right now is optimistic based on the assumption that this will be long lived and balance out one day. We'll see...92?

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About This Producer


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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