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2012 Pio Cesare Barolo

Retail: $74.99

$54.99

per bottle

Rating
95 Pts James Suckling - Jamessuckling.com

Color
Red

Size
750 mL

ABV
13.5%

Closure Type
Cork

Vintage
2012

Varietal(s)
Nebbiolo


Organic

BioDynamic

Collectable

Kosher

Sparkling

Dessert


Taste

blackberry, cherry, smoke and earth

Nose

truffle, cherry, plum, leather and vanilla

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James Suckling - Jamessuckling.com:

"This is a young Barolo that builds on the palate with super silky tannins and fantastic pure and delicious fruit. Hints of hazelnut, plum and dark berry character. Full and polished tannins. Better in 2019 but so delicious now."

Monica Larner - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate:

"Pio Cesare has produced a small miracle with the 2012 Barolo. In a vintage that saw many nondescript wines, this Nebbiolo is bursting with energy and personality. The bouquet opens to an exciting sense of freshness with bright cherry and wild berry at the forefront. You also get balsam herb and mint, with cola and licorice in generous supply at the back. The wine should evolve slowly over the next ten years. Hats off to Pio Cesare for creating a standout base Barolo in 2012. I apologize in advanced for referring to this wine as a "base" Barolo, as I know this is something that the folks at Pio Cesare fight hard to discourage. Perhaps the word "classic" is more appropriate, as the wine offers the crisp and clean wines that are characteristic of traditional Barolo."

Wine Spectator:

"Cherry, menthol, leather and earth aromas and flavors mark this meaty red. Dense and firm, with a solid matrix of tannins. Finds balance and lingers. Be patient with this. Best from 2019 through 2033."

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