Domenico Clerico Barolo Ciabot Mentin Ginestra 2010


SKU 02791


Clerico is one of the most respected names in Barolo, and Domenico Clerico's wines are renowned for both high quality winemaking and for exceptional regional character. His outstanding vineyard holdings include four of the greatest crus of Monforte: Ginestra, Bussia, Pajana and Mosconi. This offering is perhaps the most representative wine of the estate, Ciabot Mentin Ginestra, which comes from vines planted at 400 meters with south to southeast exposure, giving the wine its characteristic explosive aromas of ripe red fruit, licorice and mint. Aged in oak barriques (90% new) for 22-24 months, the 2010 is an exceptional and classic vintage for Barolo.
'Domenico Clerico is one of the most gifted winemakers in Piedmont...these are wines of extraordinary richness, amazing aromatics, and sensual personalities that satiate both the hedonistic and the intellectual senses.' Robert Parker
Category Red Wine
Country Italy
Region Piedmont
Appellation Barolo
Brand Domenico Clerico
  • ws94-97

Wine SpectatorIntense, concentrated and long, with rich cherry and floral notes.

April 2014
  • wa94

Wine AdvocateThe 2010 Barolo Ciabot Mentin opens to a deep, dark color and tarry aromas of dark fruit and liquid smoke. The use of oak is bold but contained, adding extra layering to the supple finish. The power and elegance of the vintage comes though at this early stage although the wine clearly needs more time to evolve. Drink: 2017-2030.

Monica Larner, July 2014
  • js92

James SucklingThis is a very pretty 2010 Barolo with very fine tannins, fresh fruit and hints of minerals. Medium to full body, delicately fruity finish. Give it until 2016 to soften the tannins a little.

April 2014