Tasting Notes

Paolo Scavino Bricco Ambrogio Barolo 2016 - 97pts James Suckling
Extremely attractive aromas of dried strawberries, rose petals and dried spices, such as cloves, following through to a medium to full body. Very deep and dense center palate, yet it remains bright and vivid. Flavorful finish. Give this time to open. Tasted September, 2020. James Suckling
 
Paolo Scavino Cannubi Barolo 2016 - 97pts Monica Larner
The Paolo Scavino 2016 Barolo Cannubi is another wine that should greatly interest avid collectors. It will not be produced after the 2018 vintage, but this 2016 vintage awards us with first-rate quality and precision, making for a memorable send-off. This expression from Cannubi offers tight and aromatic fruit with wild cherry, rose petal and powdered licorice root. It also shows a slightly dusty or mineral quality with finely nuanced tannins and a tapered or streamlined mouthfeel that adds to its delicate elegance. The effect here is polished with glossy intensity. Tasted July, 2020. Monica Larner - Wine Advocate
 
Paolo Scavino Monvigliero Barolo 2016 750ml - 96pts Antonio Galloni
The 2016 Barolo Monvigliero is one of the classiest and most polished wines in this range. Silky and floral, with terrific depth. the 2016 captures all of the distinctiveness of this site in its mid-weight personality. Sweet red cherry fruit, blood orange, mint and rose petal add aromatic inner sweetness and perfume, with veins of tannin that give the wine shape and energy. The 2016 is just gorgeous. I can't wait to see how it develops in time. Tasted February, 2020. Antonio Galloni
 
Paolo Scavino Ravera Barolo 2016 750ml - 97+pts Monica Larner
Continuing in a tour de force presentation of some of the best growing sites in Barolo, the Scavino family introduces this, their second vintage, from the Ravera cru of Novello. The Paolo Scavino 2016 Barolo Ravera draws its fruit from an east-facing parcel that is one of the last to be harvested each year. The site shows cool climate conditions even in the warmer years. In a classic vintage such as this, the wine delivers pretty balance and integration. The character of the wine reflects the dark, sultry fruit qualities that we associate with Ravera—prune, plum, blackberry, tilled earth, truffle and an appetite-arousing touch of smoked bacon. That compilation of aromas is simply fantastic, and the wine shows a terrific quality of tannins, imparting inner tension, sharpness and precision. Tasted July, 2020. Monica Larner - Winefront
 
Paolo Scavino Prapo Barolo 2016 750ml - 96pts Antonio Galloni
The 2016 Barolo Prapò is an exotic, beguiling beauty. Dark cherry, black plum, cloves, new leather, spice and menthol infuse the 2016 with captivating nuance and inner sweetness. In 2016, the Prapò is a wine of substantial depth and intensity. It is also the first wine in this range with a fruit profile decidedly on the riper side of things. Tasted February, 2020. Antonio Galloni
 
Paolo Scavino Bric Del Fiasc Barolo 2016 750ml - 98pts Monica Larner
Drawing its fruit from Castiglione Falletto, the Paolo Scavino 2016 Barolo Bric dël Fiasc shows dimension, depth, precision and power. The wine opens to a dark garnet color with a saturated hue, leading to a full, all-encompassing bouquet. The Barolo Bric dël Fiasc is often the most representative wine in the Scavino portfolio, and never has this been more true than in this classic vintage. Dark fruit, licorice, spice and ferrous earth build a fluid and multifaceted bouquet. The mouthfeel sits firm and tight on the palate today, promising to evolve and soften tomorrow. This is a bottle for your cellar. Tased July, 2020. Monica Larner - Winefront