Domenico Clerico

Percristina Barolo Nebbiolo

9.28 ratings
9.32 pro ratings
Barolo, Cuneo, Piedmont, Italy
Nebbiolo
Top Notes For
Bob McDonald

Notes of vanilla oak, chocolate, ripe cherry and roses. Same on the medium weight palate palate with those grainy persistent tannins. Oak on Barolo doesn’t seem right but it is nice, hint of menthol. Reminiscent of fruit and nut milk chocolate - a personal favourite. Some astringency to finish off. One of the 1001 wines - bought this in Alba, Piedmont about 8 years ago. Clerico believes that prudent use of new oak can round out Barolo’s harsh edges and enhance the flavour profile. After a few hours in the decanter the tannins became typically Barolo - powdery fine and persistent. Galloni said that Percristina is the only Barolo still made with 100% new oak and is now taking a direction that increasingly stands apart from the other Baroli here.

Notes of vanilla oak, chocolate, ripe cherry and roses. Same on the medium weight palate palate with those grainy persistent tannins. Oak on Barolo doesn’t seem right but it is nice, hint of menthol. Reminiscent of fruit and nut milk chocolate - a personal favourite. Some astringency to finish off. One of the 1001 wines - bought this in Alba, Piedmont about 8 years ago. Clerico believes that prudent use of new oak can round out Barolo’s harsh edges and enhance the flavour profile. After a few hours in the decanter the tannins became typically Barolo - powdery fine and persistent. Galloni said that Percristina is the only Barolo still made with 100% new oak and is now taking a direction that increasingly stands apart from the other Baroli here.

Aug 7th, 2022
Jim McCusker

A recommendation from the owner (who is awesome, by the way), this is unique in terms of barolos that I’ve had. Unreal nose loaded with camphor and menthol - reminds me of a Heitz Martha’s Vineyard in that regard - this is incredibly balanced with a full-bodied palate, firm but sweet tannins, and a finish that goes on forever. An absolute privilege to drink this wine.

A recommendation from the owner (who is awesome, by the way), this is unique in terms of barolos that I’ve had. Unreal nose loaded with camphor and menthol - reminds me of a Heitz Martha’s Vineyard in that regard - this is incredibly balanced with a full-bodied palate, firm but sweet tannins, and a finish that goes on forever. An absolute privilege to drink this wine.

Jun 26th, 2019
Valentina Abbona

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Apr 7th, 2016
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Dec 4th, 2017
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Nov 11th, 2017
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Feb 26th, 2016
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Dec 23rd, 2015