Clerico Dolcetto di Langhe Visadi 2010
"The 2010 Langhe Dolcetto Visadi is a big, powerful wine bursting with dark varietal fruit, smoke and tar, all supported by clean mineral notes that give the wine energy and length. I especially like the voluptuous finish. This is a fabulous entry-level red from one of Barolo’s icons. Anticipated maturity: 2011-2014...Readers who want to enjoy a bottle from Domenico Clerico without breaking the bank will delight in these three new releases. While perhaps somewhat counterintuitive, one of the things I value most in a grower is the quality of the entry-level offerings. These wines will please even the most demanding of palates...90." WA 10/11
The nose was robust, showing rich black cherry, blackberry jam, dark chocolate, pepper and hint of herbs. On the palate, intense dark fruits and earthy stone were ushered in by gripping acidity, which blossomed toward the finish with a bitter twinge and hints of tannin. This was racy yet unexpected and atypical of a Dolcetto.