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    Pio Cesare Barolo 2008
    Nebbiolo - Piedmont, Italy


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    Wine.com Quick Facts

    Professional Ratings: 94 Wine Enthusiast, 92 The Wine Advocate, 90 Wine Spectator, 90 International Wine Cellar

    Region: Piedmont, Italy

    Varietal: Nebbiolo

    Other Info: Collectible Wines

    Style: Big & Bold

    Item no. 120789

    Winemaker's Notes:

    This is a classic Barolo, with excellent structure and harmony, mild tannins and balanced fruit. It is immediately approachable, but it also has a very long ageing potential.

    Critical Acclaim:

    Pio Cesare is on a roll producing vintage after vintage of excellent Barolo. This shows enormous intensity and beauty with perfumed layers of pressed flower, wild berry, vanilla and spice. It boasts a dark, bold appearance and tight tannins that are supported by an excellent quality of fruit. Drink after 2018.
    Cellar Selection

    94 Points
    Wine Enthusiast

    Sweet rosemary, licorice and red berries waft from the glass in Pio Cesare's 2008 Barolo. This is a fairly approachable vintage for the estate's Barolo. Firm, young Nebbiolo tannins frame the long finish. The aromas and flavors are somewhat forward, and I don’t see enough depth in the fruit to support long-term drinking, but the 2008 should provide plenty of enjoyment on the near and medium term.

    92 Points
    The Wine Advocate

    A hard edge underlies this cherry-, strawberry- and herb-flavored red, which, though lean and tight, also shows balance, with a long, elegant finish. Best from 2015 through 2024.

    90 Points
    Wine Spectator

    Moderately saturated medium red. Red cherry, marzipan, minerals and underbrush on the nose; perfumed but a bit less expressive at this point than the 2008 Barbaresco classico. Bigger on the palate too but quite backward at present, and a bit dominated by its spine. Finishes with dusty, serious tannins, a savory chewy quality, and lingering notes of red cherry and camphor. Like the Barbaresco, this displays the energy of the vintage's better examples.

    90 Points
    International Wine Cellar
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    User Reviews:

    Carlos Arcentales (3/3/2014)
    mediocre barolo…definetely overrated

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