Pio Cesare

Ornato Barolo Nebbiolo

9.118 ratings
9.36 pro ratings
Barolo, Cuneo, 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
Stewart Prato

Epic infanticide...
Destiny to be an icon.
I feel dirty.

Epic infanticide...
Destiny to be an icon.
I feel dirty.

1 person found it helpfulFeb 3rd, 2015
Joe Paradise

Darker fruit tar damp earth. Rushing acidity and firm bit fine grained tannin. Of course i'd have to be sick and stuffy on the day of a pio tasting #thirstworldproblems

Darker fruit tar damp earth. Rushing acidity and firm bit fine grained tannin. Of course i'd have to be sick and stuffy on the day of a pio tasting #thirstworldproblems

Mar 19th, 2016
Bill Bender

Feminine feline strength, substantial tannic backbone, angular yet inviting. Loved the nose and sweet tannins. I thought it was far more opulent and open than I expected. Needs air. Evolved at hour 4.

Feminine feline strength, substantial tannic backbone, angular yet inviting. Loved the nose and sweet tannins. I thought it was far more opulent and open than I expected. Needs air. Evolved at hour 4.

Dec 19th, 2015
Tom Kobylarz

Always a winner and model of consistency, albeit a bit too young at this stage.

Always a winner and model of consistency, albeit a bit too young at this stage.

Oct 30th, 2014
Daniel Mencaroni

Light garnet with bricking rim. Crushed rock, herbal, black cherry, tar and some floral element break through the glass. In the mouth the Serralunga character shows in its power but it is well balanced by a great acidity. Finishes long. Really good.

Light garnet with bricking rim. Crushed rock, herbal, black cherry, tar and some floral element break through the glass. In the mouth the Serralunga character shows in its power but it is well balanced by a great acidity. Finishes long. Really good.

Mar 21st, 2020
Antonio Claudio Tarre

I had a bottle of this Barolo a few months ago and it was firing on all cylinders. I would have scored it 95 then. Yesterday at ZAFFERANO, however, the wine was a bit closed and it took quite some time to open up, which eventually did but it was towards the end of the meal. My wife loved it, in any event, and probably drank it more than I did. Yesterday, I would have scored it 91, since it has structure, power and you can feel the tension, but the nose wasn't too complex.

I had a bottle of this Barolo a few months ago and it was firing on all cylinders. I would have scored it 95 then. Yesterday at ZAFFERANO, however, the wine was a bit closed and it took quite some time to open up, which eventually did but it was towards the end of the meal. My wife loved it, in any event, and probably drank it more than I did. Yesterday, I would have scored it 91, since it has structure, power and you can feel the tension, but the nose wasn't too complex.

Nov 18th, 2017
Brad Goldberg

Over time this will likely become a great wine but is way too young at this point ... We were craving a Barolo so we stretched a bit. #barolo #steak #whistler

Over time this will likely become a great wine but is way too young at this point ... We were craving a Barolo so we stretched a bit. #barolo #steak #whistler

Jan 4th, 2016
Claire Lee

Tannic but yum

Tannic but yum

Dec 21st, 2015
Thomas Hughes

This will be a great wine in about 5 years. It was a little tight, but that would be expected at a wine tasting (the bottle could have just been opened). The glass was rich and flavorful. This is a great producer of Barolo. Cheers!!

This will be a great wine in about 5 years. It was a little tight, but that would be expected at a wine tasting (the bottle could have just been opened). The glass was rich and flavorful. This is a great producer of Barolo. Cheers!!

May 9th, 2015
M
9.1

2010 vintage barely visible below "Ornato." Toasted vanilla bouquet. Mocha espresso, dry blackberry and currant, with a mouthful of tannins. Nicely balanced acidity. Begs for a substantive piece of beef! Still too young. If early consumption is desired, consider decanting for at least an hour.

2010 vintage barely visible below "Ornato." Toasted vanilla bouquet. Mocha espresso, dry blackberry and currant, with a mouthful of tannins. Nicely balanced acidity. Begs for a substantive piece of beef! Still too young. If early consumption is desired, consider decanting for at least an hour.

Mar 11th, 2015