1996 Barolo Percristina, Domenico Clerico
A deep, hauntingly beautiful, pure nose with notes of sweet red cherries, rosehips, rasberries, cool licorice, expensive leather, and a touch of vanilla and asphalt! Very, very complex and utterly magnificent. Layers upon layers of the sweetest fruit imaginable. Soooo fine. This is what dreams (my at least...) are made of.
The taste is a miracle of concentration, intensity, purity and power & lightness combined. The fruit is perfect in ripeness, the tannins are polished with the finest sandpaper and the finish never ends. When wine reaches this level of perfection, points are pretty much useless, but still - one of the easisest 100p wine ever - just beacuse the scale stops there...
The grapes comes from 1,7 ha in the Mosconi cru area and gets 36 months in French oak barriques (80% new, 20% once used).
100p (tasted 2007/06)
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