Domenico Clerico Barolo Pajana 2008

Vintage
2008
Country
Italy
Region
Piedmont
Size
750ml
Rating
WA91,WS93,JS95,ST93
Grape
Nebbiolo
$159.00
SKU:
W-112-0251-QT-208
Description

This is class with rose petal, blueberries and blackberries on the nose. Full body, with solid core of fruit yet balanced and so very long. Seamless tannins. Superb. - JS95

The core of black cherry and licorice is surrounded by spicy oak in this modern-styled Barolo. Firm and fresh, featuring ample fruit to match the structure. The lingering aftertaste of mineral and berry catches a wave of acidity. Best from 2017 through 2038. - WS93

"Medium red. Very fresh aromas and flavors of redcurrant, dried flowers, tobacco, graphite and earth. Conveys an almost painful impression of energy in the mouth, showing superb focus and finesse. Finishes very long and penetrating, with firm but elegant tannins. - VAG93

The 2008 Barolo Pajana is surprisingly open and accessible in its fruit for a young Clerico Barolo, although the Nebbiolo tannins are, of course, quite prominent. The wine shows good plushness and generosity in its dark red fruit, mocha, spices, new leather, flowers and licorice, all of which flesh out on the supple finish. The visceral thrill of Clerico’s best wines is missing. Anticipated maturity: 2016-2022. - WA91

The Winery

Clerico is one of the most respected names in all Barolo, and his wines are renowned for both winemaking of the highest quality and for exceptional character, deriving from outstanding vineyard holdings in four of the greatest crus of Monforte: Ginestra, Bussia, Pajana and Mosconi. The Barbera d'Alba and Dolcetto d'Alba from this estate are an easy and affordable way to enjoy the genius of this winemaker, and represent two of the greatest wines made from those varietals. Clerico's single-cru Barbera d'Alba "Trevigne" is matured briefly in barriques, 40% of which are new. His Dolcetto "Visadi" regularly receives 90 points from the major international publications. Barrique-aged Nebbiolo/Barbera blend "Arte" was the original "super-Piedmont" wine , Marc de Grazia and Clerico devised this blend together in 1983.

May we also suggest...
Chateau Haut Brion
$868.00
Firm and bright, with nicely realized berry and red plum flavors, suggesting richness and suppleness under fine tannins.--Haut-Brion vertical. 14,000 cases made. - WS91 Quite a surprise in a difficult vintage, a...
Chateau Haut Brion
$904.00
The 2006 Haut-Brion performed even better from bottle than it did from barrel. Sixty-four percent of the production went into this wine, and while it displays the vintage’s powerful tannins and structure, it possesses...
Chateau Ausone
$376.00
One of the best second wines I have ever tasted, the 2003 Chapelle d’Ausone is rivaled by the 2003 Carruades de Lafite and 2003 Forts de Latour. Dense ruby/purple to the rim with an extraordinary nose of flowers,...
IL Poggione Brunello di Montalcino 2014 IL Poggione Brunello di Montalcino 2014
$8.00 OFF
Limited time offer
IL Poggione
$77.00 $85.00
Il Poggione has one of the appellation's most enviable track records for quality and cellar longevity. The 2014 Brunello di Montalcino is a different beast. This wine prizes elegance, finesse and a compact mouthfeel....
Chateau Lyonnat
$60.00
This wine is full of character, medium to deep cherry red with an intense nose of marinated plums, black cherries and complex, tertiary aromas. Medium to full bodied, with depth, structure, well-integrated oak, and a...
Chateau Leoville Las Cases
$368.00
Tasted at Bordeaux Index's annual 10-Year On tasting in London and then blind at Farr Vintners horizontal, the 2006 Château Léoville Las-Cases has a very complex bouquet with heady scents of blackcurrant, kirsch,...
Domaine des Senechaux Chateauneuf-du-Pape 2015 Domaine des Senechaux Chateauneuf-du-Pape 2015
$12.00 OFF
Limited time offer
Domaine des Senechaux
$106.00 $118.00
Solid, with a youthfully tight core of crushed cherry and kirsch fruit underlined by tar, cedar, tobacco and sanguine notes. Shows good depth and length in reserve here, so cellar to let this fill in and stretch out...
Gaja
$720.00
The 2011 Costa Russi delivers youthfulness and brightness with bold cherry fruit flavors, cassis, spice and mild cola. The wine excels in in the mouth where it shows a great degree of roundness and suppleness. Costa...

 

Account

View more results
No products were found.

Create a free account to use wishlists.

Sign in