Robert Parker 96
The Domenico Clerico 2015 Barolo Aeroplan Servaj draws its fruit from Serralunga d’Alba, specifically from the Baudana cru with vines planted in 1994. The wine shows the extra fiber and power that typically comes so naturally to this subzone. The bouquet is characterized by a point of bright fruit, like red cherry or cassis, backed by layers of smoke, ash, balsam herb, blood orange and earthy whiffs of white truffle. There is ample red fruit energy, but you get savory and smoky tones as well with clove, nutmeg and tar. It shows significant fruit weight and elegance. The richer soils of this site create a wine that can withstand a little more oak. Aeroplan Servaj is aged in barrique and then botte for 12 months each.
Anticipated maturity: 2024-2050