HDH Wine

2016 Barolo, Pajana, Domenico Clerico

Monforte d'Alba, Piedmont

$99.00 per Bottle


4 Bottles




"The Domenico Clerico 2016 Barolo Pajana draws its fruit from a parcel within the Ginestra cru that was planted in two phases, first in 1971 and again in 1991. It lies 350 meters above sea level and sees looser sandy soils compared to the higher-altitude parts of the vineyard (that delineates Ciabot Mentin). These conditions lead to extra richness and a velvety texture. Pajana is guided by a deep sense of elegance and finesse. The aromas show a smooth succession of cassis, black currant, blood orange, spice, camphor ash and smoke. The wine's length is what stands out, as you taste those Nebbiolo characteristics for many long minutes." Monica Larner, Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
(WA, 07/23/2020)

Rating: 96
Drink from: 2024-2050

"The opulence and intensity is impressive on the nose from the beginning, showing plums, ripe strawberries, mushrooms and smoked meat. It’s full-bodied and chewy with a tight, focused palate of ripe fruit and chewy tannins. Compact and tight. Give this time, please. Try after 2023 at least." JamesSuckling.com
(JS, 09/03/2020)

Rating: 96
Drink from: 2023

"The aromas are shy but the flavors are expressive, featuring black cherry, blackberry, plum, licorice and tobacco notes. Showing burly tannins, this powerful red will take a little longer to come around. Best from 2024 through 2050." Wine Spectator
(WS, 04/30/2020)

Rating: 94
Drink from: 2024-2050

"The 2016 Barolo Pajana is ample, powerful and resonant, with terrific body and a real sense of expansiveness that builds with time in the glass. Sweet spice, citrus and floral overtones add brightness to this attractive, mid-weight Barolo. The 2016 is deep and yet also tannic. I would prefer to cellar it for at least a few years." Antonio Galloni, Vinous.com
(AG, 02/01/2020)

Rating: 90+
Drink from: 2022-2031

"Monforte d’Alba. Lustrous mid ruby. Bright, red fruit with a certain roundness to it. Polished palate of red fruit and firm, but ripe tannins and a wonderful succulent finish with clinging tannins. Firm grip and endless fresh fruit." Walter Speller, JancisRobinson.com
(JR, 12/10/2019)

Rating: 17.5
Drink from: 2020-2034

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