Domenico Clerico Barolo Pajana 2012
James Suckling 94 - Love the aromas of black truffles and dark fruits that follow through to a full body, round and velvety tannins and a long and flavorful finish. Spicy and rich. Drinkable now but better in 2018.
Wine Advocate 93 - The fact that Domenico Clerico has re-introduced its base Barolo is great news. The 2012 Barolo is a beautifully rich and generous wine that pulls out the best of the Nebbiolo grape (sourced mostly from the Ginestra vineyard) and the opulent style of winemaking that defines Domenico Clerico. There is a good amount of oak present, but the way it is integrated is always a source of stylistic inspiration. Dark fruit and blackberry preserves segue to cinnamon, sweet smoke and grilled herb.
Wine Spectator 90 - Cherry, licorice, tar and tobacco notes show in this firm, dense Barolo. On the savory side, with a long, dry finish. Best from 2019 through 2030.
At the sight it has a dark garnet red colour. At the nose it's intense, complex, ripe red fruit, licorice, menthol, vanilla. In the mouth it's warm, soft, fresh, thick tannins, long and clean finish.