Pio Cesare Barolo 2013

SKU : S469384

RP 95   WE 95   JS 95  

Size : 750 ml

Type : Nebbiolo

Producer : Pio Cesare

Tags: Barolo, Italy, Piedmont, Red Wine


Description

This vintage has extraordinary elegance, complexity and character. Silky and intense bouquet. Full body, great structure, right tannins, incredible ageing potential, precise and classic Nebbiolo style. The wine has sweet and very elegant tannins. It still needs one year in oak for the best maturation.

95 Points James Suckling - The aromas to this are really impressive with crushed berries, dried flowers, walnuts and roses. Metamorphoses all the time. Full to medium body, characterized by a fantastic mouthfeel of ripe and round tannins that are always polished and beautiful. Magnificent harmony and purity. Drink or hold.

95 Points 
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - The Pio Cesare 2013 Barolo offers all of the plentiful qualities that make this such a memorable vintage. Because the growing season was slightly cooler compared to the two years preceding it, 2013 offers a great sense of freshness and brightness. Fruit was sourced from seven different vineyard sites (with much of it coming from Serralunga d'Alba). Starting in 2015, Monforte d'Alba fruit will be added. The tannins are tightly integrated within the firm fabric of the wine. Yet, the finish is round and supple. This Barolo offers characteristic aromas of wild berry, black truffle and cola. It is executed in a very traditional style with botte grande and a tiny part barrique to give the wine a tad more oxygen during its integration and aging process.

95 Points 
Wine Enthusiast - This stunning wine opens with classic Nebbiolo aromas of underbrush, new leather, blue flower and dark berry along with a whiff of menthol. The radiant savory palate delivers juicy Marasca cherry, crushed raspberry, clove and star anise framed in noble tannins and bright acidity. It’s tempting now but will continue to unwind and develop complexity for years to come. Drink 2023–2043.
WS93 Points Wine Spectator - A taut, sinewy version, revealing eucalyptus, wild herb, leather, tobacco and iron notes wrapped around a core of dusty cherry fruit. Fresh and chalky.

93 Points 
Decanter - A blend of fruit from family owned vineyards in various Baroli crus including Serralunga and La Morra. A slightly more modern interpretation within the classical framework of the Cesare style. Lovely sweetness and attack here, with black and red fruits – morello cherry and a touch of tar. Nicely ripe, structured and fresh, this is judiciously balanced and weighted. Though a warm vintage, there’s good acidity and firm-ish tannins to frame the fruit. This is good now but will go the distance and improve with time. The only other thing this wine needs is food. Drinking Window 2017 - 2030
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This vintage has extraordinary elegance, complexity and character. Silky and intense bouquet. Full body, great structure, right tannins, incredible ageing potential, precise and classic Nebbiolo style. The wine has sweet and very elegant tannins. It still needs one year in oak for the best maturation.

95 Points James Suckling - The aromas to this are really impressive with crushed berries, dried flowers, walnuts and roses. Metamorphoses all the time. Full to medium body, characterized by a fantastic mouthfeel of ripe and round tannins that are always polished and beautiful. Magnificent harmony and purity. Drink or hold.

95 Points 
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - The Pio Cesare 2013 Barolo offers all of the plentiful qualities that make this such a memorable vintage. Because the growing season was slightly cooler compared to the two years preceding it, 2013 offers a great sense of freshness and brightness. Fruit was sourced from seven different vineyard sites (with much of it coming from Serralunga d'Alba). Starting in 2015, Monforte d'Alba fruit will be added. The tannins are tightly integrated within the firm fabric of the wine. Yet, the finish is round and supple. This Barolo offers characteristic aromas of wild berry, black truffle and cola. It is executed in a very traditional style with botte grande and a tiny part barrique to give the wine a tad more oxygen during its integration and aging process.

95 Points 
Wine Enthusiast - This stunning wine opens with classic Nebbiolo aromas of underbrush, new leather, blue flower and dark berry along with a whiff of menthol. The radiant savory palate delivers juicy Marasca cherry, crushed raspberry, clove and star anise framed in noble tannins and bright acidity. It’s tempting now but will continue to unwind and develop complexity for years to come. Drink 2023–2043.
WS93 Points Wine Spectator - A taut, sinewy version, revealing eucalyptus, wild herb, leather, tobacco and iron notes wrapped around a core of dusty cherry fruit. Fresh and chalky.

93 Points 
Decanter - A blend of fruit from family owned vineyards in various Baroli crus including Serralunga and La Morra. A slightly more modern interpretation within the classical framework of the Cesare style. Lovely sweetness and attack here, with black and red fruits – morello cherry and a touch of tar. Nicely ripe, structured and fresh, this is judiciously balanced and weighted. Though a warm vintage, there’s good acidity and firm-ish tannins to frame the fruit. This is good now but will go the distance and improve with time. The only other thing this wine needs is food. Drinking Window 2017 - 2030

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