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2016 Domenico Clerico Barolo Ciabot Mentin (750ml)

SKU: 31656
"97 out of 100...This blend of Nebbiolo and Barbera has always been made the same way: It is aged for one year in barrique and always in new oak. In fact, you could say the style veers more toward the so-called "super Tuscan" side of the spectrum rather than that of a traditional Langhe. The 2016 Langhe Arte shows beautiful tones of tobacco and spice with plenty of black, luscious fruit at its core. For years the blend saw 90% Nebbiolo and 10% Barbera, but in this classic vintage the Barbera is up to about 15%.The Domenico Clerico 2016 Barolo Ciabot Mentin opens to fleshy floral aromas with lilac and dried lavender that cede to wild berry, cherry and candied orange skin. You don't get much of the tar or asphalt-like tones that you often see with Nebbiolo. Instead, the wine reveals bright primary fruit and delicate, ethereal complexity. The effect is smooth, refined and silky. The Ciabot Mentin vineyard is located within the Ginestra cru and represents the top part of the hill, with fruit planted at 410 meters above sea level. This vineyard was established in 1978. Like the other Clerico Baroli, it ages in both barrique (for eight months) and botte (for one year), and the overall oak imprint is reduced compared to past vintages." - Monica Larner, Wine Advocate
$99.95 each
Available: 12+