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Pio Cesare "Ornato" Barolo DOCG 2009 (Piedmont, Italy) - [JS 96] [RP 93+] [ST 92+] [WS 92] [AG 92]
Pio Cesare "Ornato" Barolo DOCG 2009 (Piedmont, Italy) - [JS 96] [RP 93+] [ST 92+] [WS 92] [AG 92]


 


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Winery: Pio Cesare
Varietal: Nebbiolo
Region: Piedmont, Italy
Vintage: 20009
Bottle Size: 750 ml

Product Code: PIOCESAREBAROLOORNATO09-W

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Notes from the Winemaker:

This is a very rich Barolo, dense, with supple tannins, full concentrated ripe fruit, elegant and powerful, with an extremely long life. Produced in small quantities and only in excellent vintages.

VINEYARDS: A single vineyards Barolo from very ripe grapes of three different plots of the famous Pio's Family-owned Ornato Estate in Serralunga d'Alba, one of the top vineyards in the whole Barolo area.

VINIFICATION: Fermented in stainless steel with skin contact for 15 days.

AGING: In mid toasted French oak for 36 months. 70% in new barriques and 30% in a 25 hectoliters casks.


Ratings & Reviews

96 Points - James Suckling:

The aromas are full of white truffles, dark fruits and dried flowers. Blueberries too. Full body that kicks in on the finish. It goes on for minutes. Tight and very integrated with beautifully polished tannins and pretty fruit. Seems more structured than the 2008. Try in 2018." - (January 13th, 2014)

93+ Points - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate:

"The 2009 Barolo Ornato, on the other hand, shows a “modern” approach with softer fruit layers and thicker, velvety texture. The fact that the fruit is sourced in the Serralunga d’Alba township (known for more opulent wines) underlines the wine’s open and overt personality. Given the vintage, I’d apply a shorter drinking window to this wine. Anticipated maturity: 2014-2022." - Monica Larner (Jun 2013)

92+ Points - Stephen Tanzer:
"Good bright red. Deeper-pitched but less expressive than the normale, offering scents of plum, red cherry, currant, menthol and spices. Suave on entry, then nicely floral and fine-grained in the mouth, with enticing sweetness to the red cherry and redcurrant fruit flavors. Larger scaled than the house's Barbaresco Il Bricco but also more backward and muscular today. This needs patience but should blossom with time in the cellar." - Stephen Tanzer (November 2013)

92 Points - Wine Spectator Magazine:
"A touch of new oak adds spice and sweetness to the macerated cherry, menthol and tar notes. Firm and compact, showing a dense profile and a long finish of tar and savory. Best from 2015 through 2029. 200 cases imported." - BS (Nov 30, 2013)

92 Poins - Antonio Galloni:
"Tar, smoke, licorice and iron all inform Pio Cesare's 2009 Barolo Ornato, a wine loaded with tons of pure Serralunga power. Rich and broad on the palate, the 2009 boasts striking depth and persistence. The warm growing season notwithstanding, the 2009 comes across as more classic than recent vintages, with less French oak influence." - Antonio Galloni (October 2013)


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