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2009 Domenico Clerico Barolo Ciabot Mentin Ginestra
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93(+?) Points | Stephen Tanzer's IWC - November/December 2013

Medium red.  Less roasted than the Briccotto, offering aromas and flavors of cherry, mocha, coffee and spices.  Less fat and full in the mouth but shows more lift and energy.  A bit youthfully clenched, but the wine's firm tannic spine and impressive length suggest it will be a beauty with a few years of aging.  Despite being situated at high altitude, these are the first Barolo vines Clerico picks.  The acidity here is a very healthy 6.3 grams per liter.

94+ Points | Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate

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