Clerico Domenico Barolo Docg 2001 Ciabot Magnum

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€215.00Tax included
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Wine details
Size
1,5ltx1
Availability
1
Vintage
2001
Producer
Clerico Domenico
Country
Italy
Region
Piedmont
About this wine
wa 89
Even after all these years, the 2001 Barolo Ciabot Mentin Ginestra is still massively tannic and buried by oak. Hints of espresso, mocha, licorice and spice struggle to emerge over time. The 2001 Ginestra was so exciting when it was young but that potential never seemed to materialize. At this point, I don’t see the wine ever being in balance. Anticipated maturity: 2012-2016. Without question the most surprising 2001s I tasted were those of Domenico Clerico. I loved these wines when they were released, rated them highly and bought them for my own cellar. I tasted the 2001s with Domenico Clerico and his team during a visit in November 2011, and then opened the wines from my own cellar back in New York. Oddly, I found the wines from my cellar in better shape than the wines I tasted in Piedmont. Still, time has not been kind to Clerico’s 2001s. I found all of the Baroli surprisingly forward and evolved. The tannins have softened some over the years, but now the fruit is dropping out and
ws 96
Aromas of blackberries and licorice with hints of oak. Full-bodied, with velvety tannins and lots of ripe fruit as well as smoky oak. A rich and very long wine. A massive beauty. Best after 2008.
vn 89
Even after all these years, the 2001 Barolo Ciabot Mentin Ginestra is still massively tannic and buried by oak. Hints of espresso, mocha, licorice and spice struggle to emerge over time. The 2001 Ginestra was so exciting when it was young but that potential never seemed to materialize. At this point, I don't see the wine ever being in balance.