94! 95! 96! Clerico’s Brilliant Barolos Soar!

Domenico was very ill when we visited and tasted with him in Monteforte two years ago. The wines however where radiant. His radiant energy returned last year in Verona, and it was a relief to see him beam and bounce down the busy aisles of VinItaly. His passion for wine will never be compromised. Looking forward to a visiting him again in April. I love his 2008s too, they are classically styled as are most 2008s from great sites. Tasted these last month and they have begun to open up. They are very intense, compact, serious efforts that will evolve. Drink to your health, you’re gonna want that.


2008 Clerico Barolo Ciabot Mentin

…scents of redcurrant, mocha, dried flowers and earth. Wonderfully deep, layered and sweet; lush but with good limestone lift. This floods the palate with flavor and lingers with exceptional purity and persistence.

2008 Clerico Barolo Pajana

…fresh aromas and flavors of redcurrant, dried flowers, tobacco, graphite and earth. …energy in the mouth, showing superb focus and finesse. Finishes very long and penetrating, with firm but elegant tannins.


2007 Clerico Barolo Aeroplan Servaj

Deep red. Classic Barolo nose offers plum, redcurrant, mocha, camphor and loamy underbrush. Dense, layered and large-scaled; wonderfully sweet and full …velvety and very expressive…


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