Medium red. Cherry, plum, smoke and brown spices on the nose, plus hints of tobacco and earth. Fat and stuffed with fruit; like velvet in the mouth. Finishes with very suave, fine tannins and just enough grip. Completely avoids the dry side of this vintage. An impeccably balanced wine that’s likely to provide early pleasure but improve with time in bottle.
Robert Parker 90
1995 Barolo Ciabot Mentin Ginestra-The 1995 Ciabot Mentin Ginestra offers an aromatic nose and suggestions of macerated cherries, spices and vanilla with good sweetness and length in the somewhat lean style of the vintage. Though not as opulent as the wines of more important vintages, the 1995 is a great choice for drinking today and over the next five to ten years. 90/drink now-, 10/05
Anticipated maturity: 2006-2016