Domenico Clerico Barolo Aeroplanservaj (6pk set) 2017 - 750ml

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95pts Jeb Dunnuck

The 2017 Barolo Aeroplanservai reveals a brooding bouquet of black cherry, licorice, leather, and tar, followed by a grounding and firm palate with black cherry pit, turned forest earth, cedar, and burnt orange citrus. The structure is balanced, though imposing in its youth. This wine is prime for cellaring 5 or more years and drinking 2026-2046.

95+pts Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

This celebrated wine is released in one tranche of 100 magnums and another of 5,500 bottles with several different label designs, one featuring a hot air balloon and another with a more psychedelic label. The 2017 Barolo Aeroplan Servaj offers rich concentration and a robust center of gravity that is indicative of Serralunga d'Alba, the village where this fruit is cultivated. This is always one of my favorite wines in the Clerico portfolio. This vintage reveals extra power and elegance that pull in both directions, but it is what ultimately gives this wine harmony.  Rating: 95(+)

95pts James Suckling

The aromas of flowers, such as roses and lilacs, as well as strawberries and cherries are compelling. Full-bodied, yet very polished and refined, with chewy yet polished tannins and a long, flavorful finish. Tight at the end. Give it three or four years to soften.

 

Winemaker Notes

An homage to a childhood nickname, this wine represents the "wild airplane" of Clerico's personality. Playful yet full of purpose, vineyard specific Barolo from a modernist.