Cellar for 3-5 years; drink to 2040+
A round, supple Barolo, the 2010 Barolo Monvigliero is beautifully expressive. Today the Monvigliero is incredibly primary and intense, especially in its fruit, while the typical Monvigliero notes aren't fully developed. The 2010 is going to need some time to come together, but it is a beauty. With time in the glass some of the more floral and savory notes that are typical of this site begin to emerge, but only with great reluctance. Today the Monvigliero impresses for its texture, silkiness and exceptional overall balance. 95+ points, Antonio Galloni, Vinous
Intense scents of rose, wisteria, red berry, herbs and baking spices take centre stage. The vibrant palate seamlessly weaves together red cherry, black raspberry, cinnamon, clove and mint, with a blast of orange peel on the finish. Velvety tannins make this tempting now but it also shows aging potential. Drink 2020-2040. 97 points, Kerin O'Keefe (10/2014).
Good bright, dark red. Complex, showy aromas of raspberry, smoke and minerals. Juicy, pure and tightly coiled, offering very fresh flavors of red berries, red cherry, mint and menthol lifted by minerality. Finishes with suave, ripe, building tannins and a sexy complicating suggestion of leather. This has the energy for a long and graceful evolution in bottle but is already very expressive. 94 points, International Wine Cellar (12/2013)
With fruit from the Verduno area, the 2010 Barolo Monvigliero shows extra spice and red fruit with a good sense of structure and persistency at the back. They acquired this one-hectare parcel in 2007 with 47-year-old vines. The site characteristics underline exotic nuances of spice or aged tea leafs. The tannin is present but silky and polished. This wine boasts its own unique personality. Drink to 2030. 93+ points, The Wine Advocate (7/2014).
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.