2004 Clerico, Domenico Barolo Ciabot Mentin Ginestra
Nebbiolo - 750ML

  • AG 98
  • WA 97
  • IWC 94
  • WS 93

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AG 98
Antonio Galloni - Antonio Galloni's Vinous, May 2015
Clerico's 2004 Barolo Ciabot Mentin Ginestra takes me right back to the tasting room at the old winery, where the beat-up square table was always packed with an enormous number of glasses every time I visited. A majestic... Clerico's 2004 Barolo Ciabot Mentin Ginestra takes me right back to the tasting room at the old winery, where the beat-up square table was always packed with an enormous number of glasses every time I visited. A majestic wine, the 2004 Ciabot has developed every bit as well as I had hoped it would. Today, the tannins have largely softened, releasing a captivating array of classic Ginestra aromas and flavors, all supported by the tension and precision that are such signature of this site. Sweet red cherries, hard candy, mint, cloves, rose petal and licorice are all beautifully delineated in the glass. Vibrant and sculpted yet nicely mellowed by time, the 2004 has enough energy and freshness to drink well for at least another decade. Today, it is fabulous. I bought a case of the 2004 when it was first released. I tasted a bottle when the wine was delivered and have not delved into the case since then. I will treasure every one of the last remaining ten bottles.
WA 97
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, December 2007
The 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... The 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.
IWC 94
Stephen Tanzer's IWC - Stephen Tanzer's IWC, December 2007
Deep red-ruby. Complex but youthfully reticent aromas of raspberry loam rose petal graphite mint and tobacco. Rich fat chewy and quite dry with compelling density and breadth and terrific juicy lift to the red fruit and... Deep red-ruby. Complex but youthfully reticent aromas of raspberry loam rose petal graphite mint and tobacco. Rich fat chewy and quite dry with compelling density and breadth and terrific juicy lift to the red fruit and spice flavors. A huge wine whose palate-saturating finish features broad building tannins and superb length. Showing considerably more oak today than the Pajana but elegant nevertheless. This classically dry Barolo needs a good seven or eight years of cellaring. From vines ranging from 20 to 35 years of age planted on compact clay-and-limestone soil. 94+
WS 93
Wine Spectator - Wine Spectator, July 2008
Subtle 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. 1540 cases made.
Color & Type Red
Varietal Nebbiolo
Country Italy
Region Piedmont
Sub-region Barolo
Appellation Monforte
Sub-appellation Ginestra
Vintage 2004