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Clerico Domenico Ciabot Mentin Ginestra 2005

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96 points Antonio Galloni (Wine Advocate): The 2005 Barolo Ciabot Mentin Ginestra emerges from the glass with endless layers of sweet spices, menthol, violets and dark fruit on a powerful, authoritative frame. This is a beautifully defined, sculpted wine of the very highest level. Tar, smoke and licorice linger on the finish. The tannins are massive at this stage, and the wine needs time, but the 2005 is undoubtedly one of the stars of the vintage. Anticipated maturity: 2015-2030. (Apr 2009)

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Editorial Reviews for Clerico Domenico Ciabot Mentin Ginestra

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065214,020
3.50 5
04/13/2010

Milk chocolate and café au lait dominate the note at first but are quickly joined by notes of sweet wood, a touch of gaminess, and a top not of menthol. On the palate this is dark and matte with tons of wood showing and a heavy load of drying wood tannins. The fruit does gain the upper hand up front with a sweet, rich dried fruit note, but the tannins really shut it down and the moderately long finish is spicy and chocolaty. This is a well-made wine, powerful and with good juice at its core but too woody and not really fun to drink. 88pts


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Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
07/17/2012

Perfumed and aromatic, with fresh ripe strawberry and toasty oak. Full-bodied, with focused, chewy tannins and loads of wood and jammy fruit. Powerful. Needs time. Best after 2013. -JS Wine Spectator. A Nebbiolo wine from Piedmont in Italy. 2005 Clerico, Domenico Barolo Ciabot Mentin Ginestra 750ml



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96 points Antonio Galloni (Wine Advocate): The 2005 Barolo Ciabot Mentin Ginestra emerges from the glass with endless layers of sweet spices, menthol, violets and dark fruit on a powerful, authoritative frame. This is a beautifully defined, sculpted wine of the very highest level. Tar, smoke and licorice linger on the finish. The tannins are massive at this stage, and the wine needs time, but the 2005 is undoubtedly one of the stars of the vintage. Anticipated maturity: 2015-2030. (Apr 2009)

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