Domenico Clerico Barolo Pajana 2011
James Suckling 96 - Lots of blackberry and blueberry aromas follow through to a full body, chewy tannins and a powerful, rich finish. So much going on here. Goes on for minutes. Drink or hold.
Wine Advocate 94 - Approachable and open even at this young stage, the 2011 Barolo Pajana offers ripe fruit, blackberry preserves, spice, tobacco, leather, cola and grilled rosemary. These layers come together with beautiful fruit integration and focus with supple richness at the back. The Barolo Pajana offers soft, silky tannins with a solid texture. It feels firm and powerful on the palate.
Wine Spectator 93 - A tight, linear style, displaying cherry, raspberry, floral, spice and tar flavors. Tobacco, iron and tea elements chime in as this unfolds on the lingering aftertaste. Packs a lot of grip now, so give this time. Best from 2020 through 2032.
Clerico is one of the most respected names in Barolo, and Domenico Clerico's wines are renowned for both high quality winemaking and for exceptional regional character. From a south-east exposure vineyard in Ginestra cru, this opulent Barolo, with notes of jam, blueberries and eucalyptus. Great wine to drink now or within the next 15 years.