2008 Ciabot Berton Barolo
A beautiful balance to this wine with plum, chocolate and cedar character. Medium-to-full bodied, it shows the quality and complexity of 2008. Drink or hold.
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
Ciabot Berton’s 2008 Barolo is a gorgeous entry-level wine laced with expressive red berries, crushed flowers and licorice. The 2008 impresses for its overall sense of balance, poise and harmony. In particular, the tannins are considerably more polished and harmonious than has been the case in the recent past. This is one of the very best Baroli I have ever tasted at Ciabot Berton. The 2008 was made from vineyards in Roggeri, Bricco S. Biagio and Rive, all in the Santa Maria district of La Morra. Anticipated maturity: 2012-2018. (AG)
Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar
Deep, dark red. High-toned aromas of very dark fruits and spices, plus a whiff of horseradish (from the oak?). Densely packed, primary and deep, with an intensely spicy character to the sweet dark berry flavors. Concentrated, youthful, edgy wine with a serious, dry finish featuring firm, ripe tannins and lovely lingering floral perfume. Still quite primary. (ST)