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Date Printed: 4/19/2014
Pio Cesare Barolo 1999
Pio Cesare Barolo 1999
(search item no. 87432)
collectible wine

International Wine Cellar rating: 93 points
PRICE ON 4/19/2014: $44.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2009 The Wine Advocate rating: 93 points
2009 James Suckling rating: 92 points
2009 Vinous / Antonio Galloni rating: 92 points
2009 International Wine Cellar rating: 90 points
2008 Wine Enthusiast rating: 94 points
2008 The Wine Advocate rating: 92 points
2008 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
2008 International Wine Cellar rating: 90 points
2007 Wine Enthusiast rating: 95 points
2007 The Wine Advocate rating: 93 points
2007 James Suckling rating: 93 points
2007 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
2006 The Wine Advocate rating: 94 points
2005 Wine Spectator rating: 93 points
2005 The Wine Advocate rating: 91 points
2005 Wine Enthusiast rating: 91 points
2005 International Wine Cellar rating: 90 points
2004 Wine Spectator rating: 94 points
2003 Wine Spectator rating: 92 points
2003 The Wine Advocate rating: 91 points
2001 Wine Spectator rating: 94 points
2001 The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
1998 Wine Spectator rating: 92 points
1997 Wine Spectator rating: 95 points
1997 The Wine Advocate rating: 91 points

Winemaker's Notes:

The colour is an intense glossy garnet, with orange reflections. The bouquet is ethereal, with hints of violets, blackberry jam, licorice and cloves. The palate is dry and austere, with a lingering hint of almonds.
 
"Likely to be the best Barolo normale of the recent string of excellent years. 91-93 points ." - IWC

Barolo is, without a doubt, the most fascinating and emotional of all our wines. It has an air of aristocracy and even a domineering personality. Yet our Barolo is rich with hidden hues, which are enjoyed by those who take the time to savour this wine. Our Barolo is intentionally "traditional": austere and important, a wine to be approached thoughtfully. It is not easy, but it is unique and splendid. Both our name and our reputation have been connected with this magnificent wine for over one hundred years. And even though it is never easy, we have always been blessed with the satisfaction and emotion this wine gives us.
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About Pio Cesare:

Pio Cesare has been producing wine for more than 100 years and through generations. The tradition began in 1881, when Pio Cesare started gathering grapes in his vineyards and purchasing those of some selected and reliable farmers in the hills of Barolo and Barbaresco districts.

At Pio Cesare, there has always been a conviction that great wine can come only from the finest grapes and the winery's output has always been limited through adherence to the highest standards. Pio Cesare limits its production by using only the most mature and healthy grapes. The ripening of the grapes is carefully monitored and the harvest is rigidly controlled with each grape selected by hand.

Today, the estate is managed by Pio Boffa, great-grandson of Pio Cesare. Under his stewardship, the wines of Pio Cesare have become famous throughout the world. Great strides have been made in quality, and single vineyard offerings have dazzled the wine press.