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    Pio Cesare Barolo 2005
    Nebbiolo - Piedmont, Italy


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    Wine.com Quick Facts

    Professional Ratings: 93 Wine Spectator, 91 The Wine Advocate, 91 Wine Enthusiast, 90 International Wine Cellar

    Region: Piedmont, Italy

    Varietal: Nebbiolo

    Other Info: Collectible Wines, Collectible Wines

    Style: Big & Bold

    Item no. 99572

    Winemaker's Notes:

    The color is an intense glossy garnet, with orange reflections. The bouquet is ethereal, with hints of violets, blackberry jam, licorice and cloves. The palate is dry and austere with lengthy tannins. The wine ends with a long concentrated finish accompanied by a lingering hint of almonds.

    Critical Acclaim:

    Very ripe fruit aromas, with sultanas and prunes. Dried flowers too. Full-bodied, with seamless, yet chewy tannins and a long finish. Lasts a long time, always great. Best after 2012.

    93 Points
    Wine Spectator

    The estate’s 2005 Barolo is pretty and sensual in its dark fruit, menthol, spices and licorice. This mid-weight Barolo reveals gorgeous balance and a long finish and a relatively accessible personality for this bottling. That said, the wine needs a few years in bottle for the tannins to soften. Anticipated maturity: 2012-2020.

    91 Points
    The Wine Advocate

    Firm but sophisticated, with earthy aromas of saddle leather, spice cabinet and violets upfront, followed by flavors of crushed roses in the mouth. Long, dry finish. A bold wine to pair with bold food. Give the gripping tannins least three to four years to mellow out before opening.

    91 Points
    Wine Enthusiast

    Good medium red with amber highlights. Sexy perfume of redcurrant, tobacco, marzipan, chestnut, minerals and loam. Fresh and tight in the mouth; considerably less sweet and accessible than the 2005 Barbaresco. Finishes vibrant, firmly tannic and a bit youthfully tough.

    90 Points
    International Wine Cellar
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    User Reviews:

    DOC Wine Consultants (9/28/2010)
    Tasted this wine at Zachy's. Have a bottle in my collection. Beautiful dark fruit, expresso, rose pedal and orange zest on the nose. Very tannic, needs a few more years of ageing.

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