External Reviews for Paolo Scavino Barolo Wine-Stained Label
Decadent and exotic with wild aromas of ripe berry and black truffles. Full-bodied and Port-like, with ultrafine tannins and an incredible finish. One, two, three... it goes on and on. Wonderful. Best after 2008.
The medium ruby-colored 1995 Barolo is an expansive, evolved, aromatic offering with cedar and balsam wood, sweet cherry jam, and rose petals. The light color is deceptive given its intense bouquet and expansive, lush, concentrated style. It will not be long-lived, but for drinking over the 7-8 years, this is a seductive, hedonistically-styled Barolo.
Dark red. Superripe, expressive aromas of cherry pie, plum, chocolate and licorice. Rich and warm but vinous, with good chewy depth for a normale. Finishes quite persistent, with dusty tannins and a suggestion of dried herbs.
Deep saturated red. Vivacious aromas of black cherry, menthol, minerals and licorice. Chewy, ripe and impressively deep; a wine that combines superb richness and excellent clarity. Impressively long aftertaste features well-buffered, even tannins.
The 2000 Barolo, spicy, medium-weight, and round, is boosted by some muscular tannins and a forceful finish. It can be drunk over the next 10 years.
Attractive aromas of blackberries, cherries and grilled meat. Full-bodied, with big velvety tannins and a long, long, long finish. A gorgeous young wine. Scavino is a master of Barolo. Best after 2008.
This is a superb set of 2001s. Scavino's richly-colored 2001 Barolo is quite youthful and tannic. With some time in the glass, notes of spices and mint emerge followed by a massive and dark palate of stewed fruits. It doesn't quite have the length of the single-vinyard wines, but still offers excellent potential although it will need time to come together. Made from a blend of the Vignane and Via Nuova crus in Barolo and the Meriondino and Vignolo crus in Castiglione, this wine is usually one of the best relative values in Barolo.