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2007 Clerico Barolo Ciabot Mentin Ginestra (1.5l)
Producer: Azienda Agricola Domenico Clerico
Appellation: Barolo - Piemonte - Italy (DOCG)
Type: red
Varietal: Nebbiolo
Maturity: Hold
Rating: n/a
Est. Price: US$218.00
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rated (2007 vintage, 750ml bottle) : February 23, 2011 , Antonio Galloni (WA)
98 points "The 2007 Barolo Ciabot Mentin is one of the greatest wines I have ever tasted at this address. Deep, sensual layers of fruit flow from the glass as this full-throttle, intense Barolo reveals its profound, breathtaking personality. The 2007 shows tons of Ginestra nuance, but with extra dimensions to the fruit that literally covers every nook and cranny of the palate. Tasting this next to the 2006 is quite a comparison, as both wines are fabulous. Readers who can should be sure to own bottles of both. A side-by-side comparison is sure to be fascinating as the wines develop over the coming years. Astute readers will note the slight name change here, which is the result of new regulations that require the use of the historic vineyard name, in this case Ginestra, or a proprietary name. Call me nostalgic, but it is sad to see one of the iconic labels in Barolo disappear." Best 2017-2027
rated (2008 vintage, 750ml bottle) : April 25, 2014 , International Wine Cellar wineaccess.com/expert/tanzer
96 points "Medium red. Deeper and richer on the nose than the Pajana, with scents of redcurrant, mocha, dried flowers and earth. Wonderfully deep, layered and sweet; lush but with good limestone lift. This floods the palate with flavor and lingers with exceptional purity and persistence." Best 2013-2022
rated (2009 vintage, 750ml bottle) : July 22, 2014 , The Wine Advocate erobertparker.com
94 points "Less obvious and definitely more flirtatious, this gorgeous wine playfully dangles subtle hints of licorice, dark fruit, anisette and Middle Eastern spice in front of your nose. They morph and transform into something new and unexpected with each swirl of the glass. There's enough flesh here to keep the wine grounded, but there's also enough tonic freshness to keep it from feeling heavy. Anticipated maturity: 2015-2028. International Wine Cellar -- 93+pts Medium red. Less roasted than the Briccotto, offering aromas and flavors of cherry, mocha, coffee and spices. Less fat and full in the mouth but shows more lift and energy. A bit youthfully clenched, but the wine's firm tannic spine and impressive length suggest it will be a beauty with a few years of aging. Despite being situated at high altitude, these are the first Barolo vines Clerico picks. The acidity here is a very healthy 6.3 grams per liter." Best 2015-2028