Wine Advocate 90 points, Wine Spectator 90, Stephen Tanzer 90!
"Clerico’s 2005 Arte (90% Nebbiolo, 10% Barbera) is a fresh, vinous wine loaded with violets, dark cherries and spices. Made in a full-bodied, plump style, it is sure to offer much pleasure over the next few years. Few producers' wines have given me as much pleasure over the years as those of Domenico Clerico. Based in Monforte, Clerico has been turning out spectacular Barolos since the mid-1980s. I find a spirituality and character in these wines that puts them in a class with few peers."--Antonio Galloni, Wine Advocate, 90 points!