Domenico Clerico Barolo Ciabot Mentin 2011
Wine AdvocateThe 2011 Barolo Ciabot Mentin is impressive on many levels. This wine always seems to excel in the warm vintages, as is the case here. The bouquet is generous, opulent and inviting with plush, rich dark fruit that is enhanced with spice, grilled herb and dark mineral nuances. The quality of fruit is profound and meaningful, and the wine offers a fluid presentation of aromas that changes as it evolves in the glass. Soft tannins add to the full-bodied build and sheer muscle of the wine. What I love most is the tonic energy it also offers.
Wine Spectator A dense, meaty red, this starts out with black cherry notes, then shuts down with aggressive tannins. Tar, earth and tobacco details complete the flavor profile. Be patient. Best from 2020 through 2032. 416 cases made.