1998 Pio Cesare Barolo Ornato1 Rating
1998 Pio Cesare Barolo Ornato
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International Wine CellarBright, dark ruby-red. Sappy, spicy, superripe nose combines cherry, tar, meat, maple syrup and dark chocolate. Rich, lush and extremely ripe; much more filled in than the normale, conveying an impression of lower acidity. Very broad, full and sweet, but still a bit monolithic. Best today on the sweet, very long finish, which throws off hints of licorice, spices, caramel and leather. This will almost certainly merit a higher score as it absorbs its baby fat and shows more detail.
Wine SpectatorRating: 94/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 11/30/02.
Vintage ChartRating for Italy-Piedmont: 92 (slightly better than average year)<br/><br/>Drinkability: too young, let it sit<br/>