Domenico Clerico Ciabot Mentin Barolo Nebbiolo 2007

$109

The 2007 Barolo Ciabot Mentin is one of the greatest wines I have ever tasted at this address. Deep, sensual layers of fruit flow from the glass as this full-throttle, intense Barolo reveals its profound, breathtaking personality. The 2007 shows tons of Ginestra nuance, but with extra dimensions to the fruit that literally covers every nook and cranny of the palate. Tasting this next to the 2006 is quite a comparison, as both wines are fabulous. Readers who can should be sure to own bottles of both. A side-by-side comparison is sure to be fascinating as the wines develop over the coming years. Astute readers will note the slight name change here, which is the result of new regulations that require the use of the historic vineyard name, in this case Ginestra, or a proprietary name... Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

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Ratings on Delectable

Richard Young Delectable Pro

Wine Specialist Christie's

Very surprising and different style of Clerico

Very surprising and different style of Clerico

9.4

Ludovic Anacleto Delectable Pro

'07 vintage Serious, tight and on the austere side. Mouthfeel is striking. Tannins are MASSIVE, coating the entire mouth, letting a magnificent dark cherry emerging. I absolutely loved this wine. A keeper, give it ten years collaring as the tannins are quite present.

'07 vintage Serious, tight and on the austere side. Mouthfeel is striking. Tannins are MASSIVE, coating the entire mouth, letting a magnificent dark cherry emerging. I absolutely loved this wine. A keeper, give it ten years collaring as the tannins are quite present.

9.7

Jeffrey Davies Delectable Pro

This wine’s been shut down tight as a drum ever since I acquired it five or six years ago based on Antonio’s recommendation. But tonight, it finally started to strut its stuff and what fine, aromatically complex, stuff it is! Thank you., Antonio!

This wine’s been shut down tight as a drum ever since I acquired it five or six years ago based on Antonio’s recommendation. But tonight, it finally started to strut its stuff and what fine, aromatically complex, stuff it is! Thank you., Antonio!

Ron Siegel

Still tightly wound that is structured with chewy tannins showing red fruits, leather, tar, dried herbs & rose petal.

Still tightly wound that is structured with chewy tannins showing red fruits, leather, tar, dried herbs & rose petal.

9.3

Ron Siegel

Classic old school style Barolo that is structured with chewy tannins & good acidity showing red fruits, leather, tar, dried herbs & rose petal. Even though most would want to give this a few more years in the cellar I liked the way it showed with its balance of tannins, acid & fruit.

Classic old school style Barolo that is structured with chewy tannins & good acidity showing red fruits, leather, tar, dried herbs & rose petal. Even though most would want to give this a few more years in the cellar I liked the way it showed with its balance of tannins, acid & fruit.

9.3

Martin Sher

Full bodied - huge for the varietal. Massive tannins that will take some years to tame. Can’t wait! BTW I’M MOVING TO MIAMI - who of you on Delectable is Miami-based? Would love to connect!

Full bodied - huge for the varietal. Massive tannins that will take some years to tame. Can’t wait! BTW I’M MOVING TO MIAMI - who of you on Delectable is Miami-based? Would love to connect!

9.5

Sander Schaap

Off bottle?

Off bottle?

8.7

Freek Welter

Not a representive bottle!

Not a representive bottle!

8.8

Pierre Gourinchas

Still had tannins and a slightly bitter finale. But otherwise very nice.

Still had tannins and a slightly bitter finale. But otherwise very nice.

8.9

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