Wine Advocate 95 - Ciabot Mentin and Pajana are both single vineyards. Because they are solely farmed by this estate, these names have been registered in copyright as fantasy brands that no one else can use. Domenico Clerico's 2012 Barolo Ciabot Mentin is a beautifully meaty and succulent wine. It opens to an enriched and dark appearance with beautiful garnet and ruby highlights. The bouquet sports wide shoulders with dark fruit, spice, tar and toasted hazelnut. In the mouth, it shows depth, succulence and power.
The "Ciabot" is situated in Monforte d'Alba and is a part of the vineyard on broom takes its name from a small country house (Ciabot) that was owned prior to its purchase in 1981, brothers and Flower mint. The soil is rich in limestone and clay and its proximity to Serralunga seems to give the wine its own balsamic tones and the same minute, but pleasantly harsh tannins typical of this common crus and what makes them so different from the other cru villages "Monfortino.
Color: Dark garnet red
Aroma: Intense, complex, ripe red fruit, liquorice, menthol, vanilla
Taste: Warm, soft, fresh, thick tannins, long and clean finish