Drink.  Learn.  Laugh.  Repeat.

Welcome Back!Sign in here:

Not Registered?Become one of our thirsty clan 318,650 strong:

Register Today!

Sordo Perno Barolo 2012 Wine Review

Sordo Perno Barolo 2012

Sordo Perno Barolo  2012

Piedmont DOCG, Italy

Community Score:92/100

Community Reviews: 3

  Add My Review

Price: $39.00

Drink: 2016-2035

Bottle size: 750 ml

Alcohol: 14.5%

Sweetness: Dry

Wine Type: Red Wine

Winery: Sordo

Agent: Fettah Wine Services

Natalie's Score: 92/100

Bright and vibrant with racy, nervy, exciting acidity for a variety of dishes from ruffle risotto to wild boar. Notes of tart cherry, earth and violets.

Barolo food pairings: Excellent with roasts, game..

This Sordo Perno Barolo 2012 was reviewed on September 28, 2016 by Natalie MacLean

  Add New Vintage

Reviews and Ratings

Jane Staples - Certified Sommelier rated this wine as 92/100 with the following review:

A rich, voluptuous Barolo with layers of cherry, mint, balsamic, licorice, forest floor and floral violet with tangy acidity and lingering finish. Alluring, irresistable, unforgettable.
Will age well over next 16-18 years.
Serve with duck, goose or pheasant.
Tasted Oct. 2016
Tuffaceous with layers of red soil, not easy to process. The subsoil is made mainly of stones and rocks cemented detrital more or less tenaciously to sandy and clay components belonging to the period Elveziano.
Processing: Crushing and-stemming, long maceration with submerged cap 4-6 Weeks (Depending on the year)
Vinification: In stainless steel tanks at controlled temperatures
Maturing Process: 6 months in stainless steel tanks
Aging: 24 months in barrels of Slavonian oak oversize.
A wine color and shade quite sharp and intense. stable
in time. Bouquet always very full, intense and persistent. A feeling of
great vinosity alternate notes of ripe fruit, fine woods, spices and liquorice.
The great taste sensation of heat; acids and always very noticeable tannins
turns for the long dolce.Molto the final aromatic persistence and great longevity.

Source: Winery (Sordo Giovanni Azienda Agricola)

If you liked the Sordo Perno Barolo 2012, you might also like these wines:



Join me in a free online video class to learn the secrets to perfect pairings.

Wine of the Week

As featured on  

CTV Wine of the Week!

Niro di Citra Red Wine
Montepulciano D'abruzzo 2018,
Abruzzo D.O.P. ...

Natalie MacLean

Natalie MacLean offers North America's most popular online wine and food pairing classes. She was named the World's Best Drinks Writer at the World Food Media Awards in Australia.

Natalie has published two books with Random House, both selected as one of Amazon's Best Books of the Year.

Join 318,650 thirsty wine lovers who get access to all of her wine reviews by becoming a member of her site. Take a free online pairing class with her here.



Know the wines you want before you even get to the store with my wine reviews. Join now. It's free.

Red, White & Drunk All Over

  Best Books of the Year

Red, White & Drunk all over by Natalie MacLean

Natalie MacLean writes about wine with a sensuous obsession... and often laugh-out-loud funny... Terrific.

Rex Pickett, Sideways

Ms. MacLean is the disarming Everywoman. She loves wine, loves drinking ... ultimately, it's a winning formula.

Eric Asimov, The New York Times


Access my reviews on mobile with the bar code scanner.


Unquenchable: A Tipsy Search

  Best Books of the Year

Unquenchable by Natalie MacLean

Natalie MacLean is a new force in the wine writing world ‐ a feisty North American answer to Hugh Johnson and Jancis Robinson. She can write beautifully about wine.

The Financial Times of London

There are very few people in the wine world who "get it" and Natalie is one of those who brings more fun to a buttoned-up and stodgy game.

Gary Vaynerchuck, Wine Library TV

Starting a Wine Cellar?

Expert advice for all budgets

Insider tips on starting a wine cellar
From wine racks to underground caves, insider tips on size and space, number of bottles, ideal conditions and reputable resources.   learn more  




Winner World's Best Drink Writer
WFour-Time Winner James Beard Foundation
Five-Time Winner Association of Food Journalists
Six-Time Winner Bert Greene Award
Best Wine Literature Book Gourmand World Cookbook Awards
Online Writer of the Year Louis Roederer International Wine Writing Award