Pio Cesare Barolo 2011


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This is a classic Barolo, with excellent structure and harmony, mild tannins and balanced fruit. It is immediately approachable, but it also has a very long ageing potential.
Category Red Wine
Country Italy
Region Piedmont
Appellation Barolo
Brand Pio Cesare
Alcohol/vol 14.5%
  • wa92+

Wine AdvocateThe 2011 Barolo offers a classic approach to Nebbiolo and has done so consistently for decades. Pio Cesare is a benchmark producer with a production philosophy that remains the same year after year, thus giving ample room to vintage variation. This handsome edition presents a dark fruit profile with black cherry and cassis. The wine evolves slowly in the glass to reveal tarry notes of licorice and light spice. Its delineated and focused approach is reinforced by its streamlined mouthfeel and delicate complexity. Pio Cesare has produced 80,000 bottles of its base Barolo.

Monica Larner, June 2015
  • ws92

Wine SpectatorCherry, rose, licorice and tar flavors are caressed by new oak in this refined Barolo. The tannins build up a little by the finish, but overall this is elegant and long. Best from 2018 through 2029. 1,999 cases imported.

Bruce Sanderson, November 30, 2015