This small estate is renowned for its sexy and highly sought after Barolos but also produces impressive Barbera and juicy Dolcetto. Owner Domenico Clerico is one of the key proponents of the modernist movement in the winemaking process of Barolo, creating more round, fruity wines. He believes that the grape, rather than the production processes, is the key to quality wine and is a passionate advocate of the importance of the land in wine-making. This explains his concentration on single-vineyard wines as they allow the character of the land to shine.
Love the aromas of black truffles and dark fruits that follow through to a full body, round and velvety tannins and a long and flavorful finish. Spicy and rich. Drinkable now but better in 2018. Rating: 94 Points; James Suckling
The fact that Domenico Clerico has re-introduced its base Barolo is great news. The 2012 Barolo is a beautifully rich and generous wine that pulls out the best of the Nebbiolo grape (sourced mostly from the Ginestra vineyard) and the opulent style of winemaking that defines Domenico Clerico. There is a good amount of oak present, but the way it is integrated is always a source of stylistic inspiration. Dark fruit and blackberry preserves segue to cinnamon, sweet smoke and grilled herb. Rating: 94 Points; Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
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