Paolo Scavino Barolo Bric dël Fiasc 2019
|Italy, Piedmont, Barolo
"The sweetness from ripe plum and cherry fruit offsets the broad swath of tannins. Energetic and focused with leather soy iron and tobacco accents supporting the fruit. Feels balanced but needs time for all the elements to integrate. Better than previously reviewed. Best from 2023 through 2045. 880 cases made." ? BS
The 2015 Barolo Bric del Fiasc is dark and imposing on the palate yet not quite as forbidding as it can be. A Barolo of size and heft the 2015 has a lot to say but it won't be ready to drink anytime soon. Black cherry smoke leather iron licorice menthol and graphite notes infuse the 2015 with layers of nuance to complement its brooding sepia-toned personality nicely. The 2015 is a beguiling Barolo but it needs cellaring." -- Antonio Galloni
Date 28th Jun 2019 Source Issue 243 End of June 2019 The Wine Advocate From the Scavino family?s home-turf vineyard the 2015 Barolo Bric dël Fiasc (with fruit from Castiglione Falletto) delivers structure firmness and power. This is a classic interpretation of a historic cru and the wine offers linear crisp lines. Fruit from this site was fermented separately for the first time to make this wine in 1978. The family had long recognized the consistently superior quality of the fruit from this location and they saw its special potential. Enrico Scavino told me about the rush of adrenaline and pride that washed over him when he first tasted this wine with his peers Gaja and Conterno during those Golden Years of the past and saw the enthusiasm their eyes. This is the go-to Barolo if you want to taste classic Scavino. The unfortunate news from the Paolo Scavino family is they lost access to their vineyard site in Cannubi. For that reason both the Barolo Cannubi and the Barolo Carobric will soon be discontinued.