2012 Barolo DOCG, Domenico Clerico
100% Nebbiolo fra Monforte d’Alba.
94 Point James Suckling
Love the aromas of black truffles and dark fruits that follow through to a full body, round and velvety tannins and a long and flavorful finish. Spicy and rich. Drinkable now but better in 2018.
93 Point Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate
The fact that Domenico Clerico has re-introduced its base Barolo is great news. The 2012 Barolo is a beautifully rich and generous wine that pulls out the best of the Nebbiolo grape (sourced mostly from the Ginestra vineyard) and the opulent style of winemaking that defines Domenico Clerico. There is a good amount of oak present, but the way it is integrated is always a source of stylistic inspiration. Dark fruit and blackberry preserves segue to cinnamon, sweet smoke and grilled herb.
90 Point Wine Spectator
Cherry, licorice, tar and tobacco notes show in this firm, dense Barolo. On the savory side, with a long, dry finish. Best from 2019 through 2030.