Barolo Ciabot Mentin Ginestra 2011 Domenico Clerico
The 2011 Barolo Ciabot Mentin is impressive on many levels. This wine always seems to excel in the warm vintages, as is the case here. The bouquet is generous, opulent and inviting with plush, rich dark fruit that is enhanced with spice, grilled herb and dark mineral nuances. The quality of fruit is profound and meaningful, and the wine offers a fluid presentation of aromas that changes as it evolves in the glass. Soft tannins add to the full-bodied build and sheer muscle of the wine. What I love most is the tonic energy it also offers.
Winespectator / James Suckling (93)
JS Aromas of blackberry and black truffle follow through to a full body, chewy tannins and a long and flavorful finish. Slightly hollow center palate now but should fill in with time. Very pretty. Better in 2019.