Clerico Massimo

Lessona Nebbiolo

9.233 ratings
9.212 pro ratings
Lessona, Biella, Piedmont, Italy
Nebbiolo
Lamb, Goose, Potato, Baking Spices, Beans & Peas, Hard Cheese, Turkey, Beef, Pasta, Salami & Prosciutto, Tomato-Based, Soft Cheese, Chicken, Veal, White Rice, Herbs, Mushrooms, Pungent Cheese, Pork, Game, Exotic Spices, Chili & Hot Spicy, Duck, Onion, Shallot, Garlic
Top Notes For
Dylan York

2006 Clerico Massimo Lessona - one of the sexiest wines I've enjoyed in a while. Aromas of dried roses, herbs and ripe cherry with a smooth silky texture of dried cherry, plum, leather and sweet tobacco. Developed nicely in the decanter for two hours. This wine is singing a beautiful harmonious tune that can be enjoyed now and over the next decade.

2006 Clerico Massimo Lessona - one of the sexiest wines I've enjoyed in a while. Aromas of dried roses, herbs and ripe cherry with a smooth silky texture of dried cherry, plum, leather and sweet tobacco. Developed nicely in the decanter for two hours. This wine is singing a beautiful harmonious tune that can be enjoyed now and over the next decade.

1 person found it helpfulJul 27th, 2016
John Howard

Harvest production at Hirsch and Cobb Wineries

8.6

High tannin and somewhat tired fruit. Heavy French oak makes this seem like American oak (vanilla/coconut shavings). Disappointed. People love this on here, I think it's ok.

High tannin and somewhat tired fruit. Heavy French oak makes this seem like American oak (vanilla/coconut shavings). Disappointed. People love this on here, I think it's ok.

Aug 25th, 2015
Terry Kaney

Such a pretty expression of Nebbiolo

Such a pretty expression of Nebbiolo

May 7th, 2015
Nolen L

2006 vintage. High toned anise aromas. Complex, deep and intriguing palate. Anise. Red fruit. Black fruit. Structured. High acid. Tightly wound. Needs age. Developed significantly over 12 hours. Worth watching.

2006 vintage. High toned anise aromas. Complex, deep and intriguing palate. Anise. Red fruit. Black fruit. Structured. High acid. Tightly wound. Needs age. Developed significantly over 12 hours. Worth watching.

Mar 29th, 2015
Gus Kalaris

Twist Somm is a genius! Very nice and really knows pairings! Youthful and ripe. Perfect with lobster and Pumpkin gnocchi .

Twist Somm is a genius! Very nice and really knows pairings! Youthful and ripe. Perfect with lobster and Pumpkin gnocchi .

Oct 12th, 2014
Web Bond

La Ciccia-SF

La Ciccia-SF

May 7th, 2014
Brett Pallesen

Barbaresco Lite

Barbaresco Lite

Mar 9th, 2014
Andrew Lampasone

Owner Wine Watch Selections

9.2

This is another tiny doc in the piedmont up near the Valle d'Aosta

This is another tiny doc in the piedmont up near the Valle d'Aosta

Jan 30th, 2014
Luca Pasquinelli

A great night with Carema and Alto Piemonte.

A great night with Carema and Alto Piemonte.

Oct 28th, 2013
Tom Higgins

Owner/Winemaker Heart & Hands Wine Company

8.8

Still young and full of big tannins. Big cherry core with a little anise on the finish.

Still young and full of big tannins. Big cherry core with a little anise on the finish.

Oct 6th, 2013