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Paolo Scavino Barolo Bric del Fiasc 2014

Editorial Review by Gregory Dal Piaz:

Cut plum, smoke, tobacco and chamomile come together on a very floral and spiced nose with the wood playing a supporting role and late arriving dried fruit accents that turn into chocolate covered cherries with time along with strong minty top note. Powerful and broad on entry with  dried cherry fruit and some nice limestone notes, along with a touch of savory beef jerky on the palate. This has a softness that covers the palate, a pretty feminine style in a voluptuous way, with good length and a bit of wood tannins lingering and building on the finish. the oak is quite obvious here. 90pts

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Editorial Reviews for Paolo Scavino Barolo Bric del Fiasc

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065238,749
4.00 5
Vintage: 2009 06/21/2013

Cut plum, smoke, tobacco and chamomile come together on a very floral and spiced nose with the wood playing a supporting role and late arriving dried fruit accents that turn into chocolate covered cherries with time along with strong minty top note. Powerful and broad on entry with  dried cherry fruit and some nice limestone notes, along with a touch of savory beef jerky on the palate. This has a softness that covers the palate, a pretty feminine style in a voluptuous way, with good length and a bit of wood tannins lingering and building on the finish. the oak is quite obvious here. 90pts


Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065238,749
4.50 5
Vintage: 2008 05/12/2013

A unique bottling, first time a Riserva was made and this was bottled for charity. Just one barrel of this was produced, all Cappello sommerso, natural yeast fermentation, ten months in fourth passage barrique, then two years in cask, a year longer than the traditional Bric del Fiasc bottling. Dark and pretty one the nose with obvious but not intrusive oak, there's some nice earthy spice and perfumy floral notes that drift up in the glass as well. Soft and almost opulent on entry, then rather firm and muscular with a dense core of dark berry fruit. This is tannic and tough on the finish, which is long and filled with nuanced burnished fruit, lots of cherry in alcohol and wild, woodsy berries all topped with aromatic rose hips. If the fruit hold out this could be special. 92pts


Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065238,749
1.50 5
Vintage: 1998 10/14/2008

My notes read Barrel, Barrel, tar, earth, spice coffee, and pancetta so it wasn’t all bad but really this was smothered with oak. In the mouth it was big, plush and dumb. Sure it’s extracted and packed with tannin so it gives the appearance of having something going on but there is no depth here, just weight and while the vanilla tinged cherry fruit might appeal to some it is just not what I would want to drink. You can buy better wine for under $10 Because of the extraction and tannins this will enjoy a very long life and very likely will be better in 10 or 15 years but it will never be what I look for in Barolo. 2015-2030 78pts.


Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065238,749
0.50 5
Vintage: 1985 03/23/2010

Crayons, charcoal and roasted meat great the nose with this very powerful, dark and earthy bouquet. There’s a lot of dried herb elements deeply embedded here and a pronounced paprika edge, but not much in the way of fruit. Up front this is big and rich with the pepper and paprika character found on the nose but it quickly looses all redeeming features on the hard, lean and stripped mid-palate finishing hot, short and bitter. 74pts


Member Reviews for Paolo Scavino Barolo Bric del Fiasc

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Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065238,749
4.50 5
Vintage: 2009 06/21/2013

Four and a half glasses


Snooth User: Anna Savino
64051346,171
4.50 5
Vintage: 2008 04/18/2012

Probably my my favorite cru of the whole Scavino tasting range I did. Forest berries, milk chocolate, dusty and earthy. Awesome!


Snooth User: Quentin4
209779205
0.00 5
Vintage: 2004 08/14/2009

Big, big, big! Plums, licorice, dark fruits, the wine is very muscular on the palate! Full bodied, yet super elegant, the acidity & minerality gives this wine a superb texture. Great length with a superb lingering finish! QC (htttp://www.questionofwine.blogspot.com)


Snooth User: Anna Savino
64051346,171
5.00 5
Vintage: 2003 04/18/2012

A special treat for me to taste this and it didn't disappoint. I thought it was well balanced and complex as I could truly smell and taste the sensations of ripe blackberries, almost withering rose petals, and a bit of tar. A fresh and flavorful barolo!


Snooth User: William Djubin
14644711,176
4.50 5
Vintage: 2001 04/10/2014

Nice. In 2014. Ready to decant & pour.. Spill the wine and Enjoy. thanks for the Taste ST.


Snooth User: William Djubin
14644711,176
4.50 5
Vintage: 2001 04/10/2014

right now.. 91..


Snooth User: Eric Guido
92549198,230
4.00 5
Vintage: 1998 07/25/2010

My number two wine of the night, the Bric dël Fiasc initially showed cherry and potpourri dust but with time transformed into something more with cherry compote, allspice, hard red candy, roses and cooking sausage. The palate showed a good amount of structure and intense cherry fruit with herbal tea and mushrooms. The finish presented silky tannin that lent to a brilliant aftertaste of sour red fruit.


External Reviews for Paolo Scavino Barolo Bric del Fiasc

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Vintage: 2010 06/20/2014

Good full red. Knockout ineffable nose combines red berries smoke pepper and herbs. Pure silk on entry then rather compact and closed in the middle despite its serious density and underlying richness. Most impressive today on the savory echoing back end where the tannins are buffered by red fruits and smoke. This wonderfully supple full youthfully medicinal wine needs time in bottle to express itself. 94+ Stephen Tanzers IWC.


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Vintage: 2010 06/20/2014

Dark red fruit iron smoke incense and orange peel are some of the many notes that flesh out in the 2010 Barolo Bric del Fiasc. A deep fleshy Barolo the Bric del Fiasc is incredibly polished and refined with perhaps a bit less power than previous vintages but more in the way of finesse. At this stage the Bric del Fiasc comes across as not fully formed. It will be interesting to see what the next year brings. Antonio Galloni.


External Review
Vintage: 2010 06/20/2014

Fabulous aromas of black fruits and shitake mushrooms with hints of bark. Full body with wonderful firm tannins that are polished and refined. Needs at least three or four years of bottle age. James Suckling.


External Review
Vintage: 2010 01/26/2015

If a wine can truly be perfect, this is it. Displaying power, grace, depth and complexity, this Barolo delivers sublime Nebbiolo sensations including rose, underbrush, red cherry, leather, licorice, baking spices, clove, white pepper and balsamic notes. The intense flavors are balanced by velvety tannins and fantastic energy. Drink 2018–2038.


External Review
Vintage: 2010 01/13/2015

Rich and brooding, this red features black cherry, raspberry, tar, leather and licorice flavors. Dense and complex, with a detailed matrix holding the flavors together. This needs time to integrate the dusty tannins, but shows excellent potential from the balance and length. Best from 2018 through 2036.


External Review
Vintage: 2010 01/13/2015

Good full red. Knockout ineffable nose combines red berries, smoke, pepper and herbs. Pure silk on entry, then rather compact and closed in the middle despite its serious density and underlying richness. Most impressive today on the savory, echoing back end, where the tannins are buffered by red fruits and smoke. This wonderfully supple, full, youthfully medicinal wine needs time in bottle to express itself.


External Review
Vintage: 2008 11/14/2013

This round red is full of cherry flavor with a rear guard of muscular tannins. Really monolithic today with the structure dominating. Though tightfisted on the finish there s sweet fruit at the core. Best from 2016 through 2032. BS Wine Spectator.


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