Domenico Clerico Barolo Aeroplanservaj 2013
This wine was not produced in 2012. The excellent 2013 Barolo Aeroplan Servaj (with fruit from the clay soils of Baudana in Serralunga d'Alba) is a powerful, generous and dramatic wine that promises a very long drinking future ahead. The fruit is dark, rich and exuberant. There is a touch of black cherry sweetness that is very specific to this growing site and the heavier soils that characterize it. At this young stage, the wine is slightly austere and rigid, especially in terms of mouthfeel. This is completely expected, especially in a cool vintage such as 2013. The wine needs time to unfold and blossom like a rose. Drink Date: 2022-2045.
This opens with tobacco, cedar and dark berry aromas. The dense tannic palate offers toasted oak, prune, espresso and licorice alongside tightly knit, close-grained tannins that need to unwind. Drink after 2023.