Domenico Clerico

Percristina Barolo Nebbiolo

9.2160 ratings
9.247 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
Cathy Corison

Owner/Winemaker Corison Winery

9.3

Perfume emerges with time in the glass. Big and grippy Monforte

Perfume emerges with time in the glass. Big and grippy Monforte

May 24th, 2022
Cathy Corison

Owner/Winemaker Corison Winery

9.3

Cloudy but delicious. Complete. Resolved.

Cloudy but delicious. Complete. Resolved.

May 23rd, 2022
David L

99 Plum & Blackberry & Black cherry notes. So damn good. @Bill Bender @Mike R

99 Plum & Blackberry & Black cherry notes. So damn good. @Bill Bender @Mike R

May 13th, 2022
Cathy Corison

Owner/Winemaker Corison Winery

9.3

Leather, cassis. Big. Very dark. Dark dried cherries. Flowers. Brooding. Mint.

Leather, cassis. Big. Very dark. Dark dried cherries. Flowers. Brooding. Mint.

May 1st, 2022
Jim Anderson

Modern sure, but varietal correct and delightful. Cherry, plum, raspberry, dried roses, tobacco, truffle. Yum!

Modern sure, but varietal correct and delightful. Cherry, plum, raspberry, dried roses, tobacco, truffle. Yum!

Dec 19th, 2021
Eric Guido

Modern? Maybe, but there is so much to love about the 2000 Percristina. Intense dark fruit, sweet spice, and floral tones dominate the bouquet. It was so giving yet still slightly retrained by sweet tannin on the palate. Dried cherry, inner floral tones and minerals lingered long throughout the finish. I can't image where this will go but I hope I have a chance to taste it again.

Modern? Maybe, but there is so much to love about the 2000 Percristina. Intense dark fruit, sweet spice, and floral tones dominate the bouquet. It was so giving yet still slightly retrained by sweet tannin on the palate. Dried cherry, inner floral tones and minerals lingered long throughout the finish. I can't image where this will go but I hope I have a chance to taste it again.

2 people found it helpfulSep 19th, 2015
Alexis Davis Iaconis

Hospitality Director Copain Wines

9.0

Tannins have melted- earthy and delicate. Lots of oak used here and spice notes

Tannins have melted- earthy and delicate. Lots of oak used here and spice notes

1 person found it helpfulJan 14th, 2015
Beau Carson

Focused and ready to drink.

Focused and ready to drink.

Feb 13th, 2017
Mitja Sirk

Production La Subida, Aceto Sirk

8.9

Intense wine, mature, still very dynamic

Intense wine, mature, still very dynamic

May 14th, 2016