Pio Cesare Barolo 2017 Bottle size: 750ml

Italy, Piedmont
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'Plenty of blackberry and black cherry on the nose with violet and lavender undertones. Full-bodied with powerful tannins that flow across the palate. Ever enveloping and imposing, yet polished and impressive. 2024.' – James Suckling, JamesSuckling.com, 95/100

'This is the wine to buy in commemoration of the 140th anniversary (1881-2021) of the historic house of Pio Cesare. The most traditional and classic of the wines in this important portfolio, the 2017 Barolo is packaged in a retro label that speaks to all the grandeur of this important Italian wine appellation. The wine imparts delicate and fine tones of wild fruit, cassis, tar, smoke and crushed rose. The wine is buttoned up and straitlaced, especially now in its youth. 2024-2040.' – Monica Larner, Wine Advocate, 94+/100

'Aromas of dark-skinned berry, underbrush and oak-driven spice mingle with camphor. On the full-bodied palate, notes of licorice and espresso accent a core of juicy black cherry before an almost salty close. Firm, fine-grained tannins provide ample support. 2022–2029.' – Kerin O’Keefe, Wine Enthusiast, 93/100

'The 2017 Barolo Pio is a very pretty, super-classic Barolo made from vineyards across the entire appellation. Crushed red berry fruit, spice, orange peel and rose petal accents give the 2017 lovely aromatic presence, and yet there is plenty of tannic grip to back it all up. Readers will find a serious entry-level Barolo. 2024-2037.' ‐ Antonio Galloni, Vinous, 92/100

'This red is marked by cherry, plum, licorice and a hint of tar flavors. Solidly built, this tightens up on the finish yet remains long and harmonious. 2023 -2036.' – Bruce Sanderson, Wine Spectator, 91/100

'A blend of grapes rather than a blend of wines, Pio Cesare's Barolo in 2017 offers just a subtle aroma of red fruits. It's a bit reticent in the mouth too, its fine tannins tightly wound around a ripe yet not sweet core of fruit. There's a minty freshness on the mid-palate, which carries the finish, but the fruit is a bit subdued at present. 2021 - 2033.' – James Button, Decanter, 90/100

'Tasted blind. Lustrous mid ruby with orange tinges. Savoury and a little reductive with notes of dried fruit. Ripe fruit with the perfect dose of acidity. Fresher on the palate than on the nose and with bags of grainy tannins. Good length. Satisfying.' – Walter Speller, JancisRobinson.com, 16/20

More Information
Condition New
Winemaker Paolo Fenocchio
Alcohol 14.5%
Body Full-bodied
Blend information 100% Nebbiolo
Drink to Drink or cellar
Variety Nebbiolo
Rating JS 95
Producer information The historic family-owned Pio Cesare estate has been producing wine for 135 years, through 5 generations, in their ancient cellars in Alba. The cellars are built on the city’s 2,000-year-old ancient Roman walls. The family owns 70 hectares of vineyards, featuring high-quality hillside exposures, with parcels dotted around multiple communes of Barolo and Barbaresco. A visionary for quality, the late Pio Boffa transformed the company during his four decades as the head of the family business. Known to travel 200 days of the year, Pio was a global standard-bearer for Piedmont's wines. ‘I will carry on his legacy now with even more strength and energy and commitment,’ his daughter Federica Boffa promises.
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