Domenico Clerico Barolo DOCG 2016 (750ml)

Domenico Clerico Barolo DOCG 2016 (750ml)

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The classic 2016 Barolo by Domenico Clerico is a generous and full wine that offers a panoramic view of the Nebbiolo grape all in bright Technicolor and with the appropriate intensity. The wine's all-encompassing approach brings many details into focus, including wild cherry, spice, leather and ferrous soil. Fruit is exclusively from Monforte d'Alba, with some from the lower parts of Pajana and Per Cristina and some from the younger vines planted in Ciabot Mentin. This is an elegant expression with the mild oak signature that is an important part of the Clerico playlist. Camphor ash and burnt embers lift lightly as the wine opens in the glass. It ages in barrique for eight months, followed by another year in larger oak casks. Some 20,000 bottles were released. Monica Larner, Robert Parker Wine Advocate

The 2016 Barolo is bright, fresh and full of life. Medium in body and perfumed, the straight Barolo will give readers a good idea of the direction the estate is headed in. Light on its feet and nuanced, with good energy, the 2016 is quite attractive. But more than that, it points to a very bright future here. Antonio Galloni, Vinous

Region: Barolo, Piedmont, Italy

Grape Varietal: 100% Nebbiolo

Critic Rating: Robert Parker Wine Advocate 94+ Points, Vinous 92 Points

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