2013 Barolo Ciabot Mentin Ginestra, Domenico Clerico, Piedmont

From the Ginestra Cru, this is one of the standout performers of Clerico's range. There's such good structure here - this is a wine for the long haul. But there's also an element of delicacy and finesse to the wine, that can sometimes be missing in Monforte. Brilliantly put together, don't miss this.

Critic score
97/100
Pricing
Case, 6 Bottles
From a client
Provenance: 5/5: Report
1 available
£556.08
Bottle
From a client
Report
3 available
£92.68

WINE DETAILS

  • Region & country
    Barolo (DOCG), Piedmont, Italy (North West), Italy
  • Grape
    Nebbiolo
  • Maturity
    Ready 2020 - 2032
  • Colour
    Red
  • Sweetness
    Dry
  • Style
    Still
  • Unit Volume
    Bottle (75cl.)
  • Classification
    DOCG - Denominazione di Origine Controllata e Garantita
2013 Barolo Ciabot Mentin Ginestra, Domenico Clerico, Piedmont

TASTING NOTES

The 2013 Barolo Ciabot Mentin shines bright in this tasting of excellent new releases from Domenico Clerico. As with past vintages, this wine is distinguished by the intense inner energy it delivers from deep within and by the unyielding nature of its textural richness. There is muscle power here and determination, and you feel it especially now, in the wine's youth. At the same time, it is blazing to move forward. The wine offers an important sense of longevity that starts with a focused and immediate delivery of dark fruit, spice, tar and smoke. As these aromas continue to emerge from the glass, they become more linear, focused and elongated with time. Barolo Ciabot Mentin offers this magical transformation in this classic vintage.

Monica Larner, Wine Advocate (July 2018)
97/100
Domenico Clerico

His name is one of the most respected in the Piedmont, and his wines are equally so. With this domaine’s access to superlative crus, coupled with assiduous if not innovative winemaking, Domenico Clerico has established his property as one of the benchmarks of Barolo. While he’s often labeled as one of the modernists of Barolo, it’s far too simplistic a label. His wines offer polish and precision, but also the concentration and intensity that more traditional bottles offer.

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