Domenico Clerico Barolo Ciabot Mentin Ginestra 2004


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Dark garnet red color. The nose is intense, complex, ripe red fruit, licorice, menthol, vanilla. Warm, soft, fresh, thick tannins, long and clean finish. Serving suggestions: Red meat, cheeses, game. Farming Practices: No systemic plant protection products (products which act by systemic transport - through the sap of the plant) are used. Sulfur- and copper-based products are the most prevalent. No herbicides are used (the soil is tilled). When needed, only organic fertilizer (manure) is used. There is little use of fertilizers in order to keep the grape production per vine low. Very careful use of SO2 in the wines.
Category Red Wine
Country Italy
Region Piedmont
Appellation Barolo
Brand Domenico Clerico
Alcohol/vol 14.5%
  • wa97

Wine AdvocateThe 2004 Barolo Ciabot Mentin Ginestra sweeps across the palate with stunning depth and expansiveness in its dark cherries, menthol, spices, chocolate and sweet toasted oak. It offers exceptional length and delineation, with a note of freshness that provides lift on the close. It is a profound effort from Domenico Clerico. Anticipated maturity: 2012-2024.

Antonio Galloni, December 2007
  • ws93

Wine SpectatorSubtle and perfumed, with blackberry, truffle and hints of Spanish cedar. Full-bodied, with superfine tannins and a long, caressing finish. Balanced and very pretty. Best after 2012.

James Suckling, June 15, 2008