2016 Pio Cesare Barolo
Nebbiolo - 750ML
2016 Pio Cesare Barolo
  • WE 96
  • JD 95
  • WA 95
  • JS 95
  • DC 92
  • WS 91
  • W&S 91

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WE 96
Wine Enthusiast, September 2020
Enticingly fragrant, this wine offers alluring scents of iris, rose, perfumed berry and wild herb. It's full bodied and elegant, delivering crushed raspberry, juicy Marasca cherry, star anise and orange zest set against a...   Enticingly fragrant, this wine offers alluring scents of iris, rose, perfumed berry and wild herb. It's full bodied and elegant, delivering crushed raspberry, juicy Marasca cherry, star anise and orange zest set against a backbone of taut, fine-grained tannins. Bright acidity keeps it balanced and lends intensity. Drink 2024–2036. - KERIN O’KEEFE  
JD 95
jebdunnuck.com, May 2021
The 2016 Barolo has resinous aromas of pine, dried wild strawberry, and dried herbs. The palate reveals ripe cherry fruit that is persistent on the mid-palate, with firm, angular tannic grip, dried herbs and balsamic...   The 2016 Barolo has resinous aromas of pine, dried wild strawberry, and dried herbs. The palate reveals ripe cherry fruit that is persistent on the mid-palate, with firm, angular tannic grip, dried herbs and balsamic. Hold in the cellar 2-5 years and drink 2024-2046.  
WA 95
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, July 2020
Traditionalists happily fall back to this wine from Pio Cesare. This historic winery, now in its fifth generation and located within the city limits of Alba, takes care to shape a classic interpretation without too many...   Traditionalists happily fall back to this wine from Pio Cesare. This historic winery, now in its fifth generation and located within the city limits of Alba, takes care to shape a classic interpretation without too many extra bells or whistles. The fact that Pio Cesare now has the flashier Barolo Ornato and the newly created Barolo Mosconi, only gives more importance to this wine. The Pio Cesare 2016 Barolo offers deep, dark fruit with a mingling of spice, smoke, tar and smoke. This wine represents a blend of fruit from five comuni, or villages: Cascina Ornato, La Serra and Briccolina in Serralunga d'Alba; Gustava and Garretti in Grinzane Cavour; Roncaglie in La Morra; Ravera in Novello; and starting with the 2015 vintage, Mosconi in Monforte d’Alba. - Monica Larner  
JS 95
jamessuckling.com, August 2020
Pretty sweetness and ripeness to this with cherries, dried strawberries and chocolate. It’s full-bodied with round, firm tannins. Very long and intense. A little tight now. Complex and subtle at this stage. Give it two or...   Pretty sweetness and ripeness to this with cherries, dried strawberries and chocolate. It’s full-bodied with round, firm tannins. Very long and intense. A little tight now. Complex and subtle at this stage. Give it two or three years to come around. Try after 2022.  
DC 92
Decanter, April 2020
Widely sourced, from family-owned vineyards in Novello and Grinzane Cavour as well as more celebrated villages, this Barolo shows admirable opulence on the nose, with sweet cherry fruit but no trace of jamminess. Firm and...   Widely sourced, from family-owned vineyards in Novello and Grinzane Cavour as well as more celebrated villages, this Barolo shows admirable opulence on the nose, with sweet cherry fruit but no trace of jamminess. Firm and spicy, it displays excellent vigour and presence, and shows more weight and perhaps better balance than the Barbaresco, and good acidity gives persistence and refinement. Long.  
WS 91
Wine Spectator, November 2020
Lean and taut, showing macerated cherry, eucalyptus and iron flavors. It's ripe and the tannins are well-integrated. Just a bit shy on the finish today, but a year or two in the bottle should take care of that. Best from...   Lean and taut, showing macerated cherry, eucalyptus and iron flavors. It's ripe and the tannins are well-integrated. Just a bit shy on the finish today, but a year or two in the bottle should take care of that. Best from 2022 through 2036. – BS  
W&S 91
Wine & Spirits, December 2020
This is a spicy blend of fruit from estate vineyards in five of Barolo’s communes: Serralunga d’Alba, Grinzane Cavour, La Morra, Novello and Monforte d’Alba. Notes of dried mushroom, toasted nuts and espresso balance its...   This is a spicy blend of fruit from estate vineyards in five of Barolo’s communes: Serralunga d’Alba, Grinzane Cavour, La Morra, Novello and Monforte d’Alba. Notes of dried mushroom, toasted nuts and espresso balance its ripe cherry and berry flavors, the wine feeling rich and creamy.  
Category Description
Color & Type Red
Varietal Nebbiolo
Country Italy
Region Piedmont
Sub-region Barolo
Appellation Serralunga d'Alba
Vintage 2016
Size 750ML