“Fantastic aromas of cinnamon, violets and blackberries follow through to a full-bodied palate with super silky tannins and a beautiful long, long finish. All in depth and finesse. A top 2000 Barolo from the 37-acre Ginestra vineyard outside Monforte d’Alba. Best after 2009. 1,250 cases produced, 330 cases imported.” – 95 points, Wine Spectator — JS (July 2004)
“Clerico’s 2000 Ciabot Mentin Ginestra has fared better than the Pajana, perhaps owing to the vineyard’s more sheltered south-west exposure. Layers of mint, spices and crushed rocks add complexity to the generous fruit. The finish remains vibrant, textured and polished, with a prominent scent of oak that is typical of Clerico’s wines during this era. I don’t see much upside in the Ciabot, but it should hold for another handful of years. Anticipated maturity: 2011-2018.” – 93 points, Wine Advocate, Antonio Galloni, May 2011.