"The 1990 Barolo Pajana is the first wine Clerico produced from this vineyard. It is also one of the most positive surprises in my recent tastings of the vintage. In 1990 Clerico made this Barolo using only the old portions of the vineyard, and that may be the reason the wine has aged so beautifully. Richer, rounder and softer than the Ciabot Mentin Ginestra, the 1990 Pajana is just superb in a sumptuous, enveloping expression of ripe, dark fruit. Tobacco, cedar, sweet spices, roasted coffee beans and plums are just some of the nuances that emerge from this full-bodied, intense Barolo. Clerico's 1990 Barolo Pajana is a gem!"
(Antonio Galloni, vinous.com)
"In 1990 Clerico produced a special cuvee of Barolo called Pajana, from a tiny parcel of vines within the Ginestra vineyard. The wine was aged for 18 months in 100% new oak casks. The only evidence of the new oak is some spicy vanillin and smoke in the nose, which should give readers a good idea of this wine's splendid concentration of black and red fruits. Exceptionally long and sweet (because of the great ripeness and tiny yields), the wine's finish lasts for more than a minute. An intoxicating perfume of black fruits, spices, and smoke, with a touch of hickory and licorice makes this a totally profound wine. Drink it over the next 20 years.
Clerico's performance in 1990 further establishes him as one of Piedmont's superstars. Unfortunately, only microscopic quantities of these wines are available."
(Robert M. Parker, Jr., robertparker.com)
|Anbauregion:||Barolo, Piemont Piemont|
|Flaschengröße:||75 cl - Bouteille, Normalflasche|
|Typ:||Rotwein Rotwein trocken|
|Ausbau:||18 Monate in 100% neuen französischen Barriques, unfiltriert|
|Durchschnittliches Rebenalter:||über 40 Jahre|
|Boden:||Grauer und weißem Lehm durchmischt mit Sandstein|
|Alkoholgehalt:||13,5 % vol|
|Bewertung A.Galloni, vinous.com :||97/100|
|Abgefüllt von:||Azienda Agricola Clerico Domenico, località, Borgata Manzoni, 22/a, 12065 Monforte d'Alba CN, Italien|