‘…a huge, huge wine. Waves of fruit saturate the palate as (it) shows off its personality. There is so much intensity that the tannins are at times barely perceptible. Dark red fruit, smoke, incense, spices and crushed rocks burst from the glass as this rich, explosive Barolo shows off its pedigree… Pure Bric del Fiasc at its very finest.’ 95-97 points, erobertparker.com
‘A broad swath of mulled cherry, licorice, tar and briar aromas and flavours highlights this dense, beefy red. Balanced, showing hints of tar and plenty of muscle. Think of a fireplace and braised lamb or beef. Best from 2018 through 2032. 208 cases made.’ 93 points, Wine Spectator.
‘…just as magnificent as it has always been. Pine, wild flowers, mint, spices and dark red stone fruits form a fabric of breathtaking nuance as this precise, polished Barolo shows off its considerable personality. This is one of the most aromatically expressive, lifted Barolos I have ever tasted from Bricco Fiasco, where the wines tend to be bruisers.’ 97+ points, Antonio Galloni (vinous.com).
‘Deep, pure, almost shockingly primary aromas of black cherry and espresso. At once silky and vinous, saturating the entire palate under a wave of red fruits and smoky minerality. Wonderfully plush and sweet but powerful too, finishing with noble tannins and sexy building length. Impeccable balance gives this wine an almost magical light touch. This slowly evolving wine should gain in complexity for two decades or more.’ 96 points, Stephen Tanzer.
The estate of Paolo Scavino is set amongst the picturesque rolling hills of Langhe in the tiny commune of Castiglione Falletto. Established in 1921 by Lorenzo Scavino and son Paolo, the family-owned estate is now led by third generation vigneron Enrico Scavino and his daughters Enrica and Elisa. Enrico Scavino is famous for being the very first producer in Barolo to conceive and create a single vineyard cru, the renowned Bric del Fisac in 1978. The Scavino family now has grand cru vineyard holdings in six of the 11 different villages of Barolo, Enrico Scavino's pioneering vision, devotion to single vineyard expression together and fierce commitment to quality is what sets this estate apart from other Barolo producers.