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2012 Pio Cesare BaroloNebbiolo from Italy

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  • 95 James Suckling - Jamessuckling.com
  • 94 Monica Larner - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
  • 92 Wine Spectator
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95

"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."

94 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."

92 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."

Product Detail

Item # 98019
Country Italy
Region Piedmont
Sub-Region Barolo
Ratings

95 - James Suckling - Jamessuckling.com

94 - Monica Larner - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

92 - Wine Spectator

Vintage 2012
Color Red
ABV 13.5%
Varietal(s) Nebbiolo
Size 750 mL
Closure Cork
Features
Taste blackberry, cherry, smoke and earth
Nose truffle, cherry, plum, leather and vanilla