Thursday 14 May 2015

Four Bottles From Paolo Scavino

Håkan opened these bottles at our latest monthly tasting.
Tasted double blind.

2009 Barolo Cannubi, Paolo Scavino
A medium deep, open nose with notes of cool red and black cherries, dry leather, dried mushrooms and a fine floral note. A bit on the light side. Good though.
The taste is tight and cool with notes of red cherries, balsa wood, earth, dried mushrooms and leather. The finish is medium long, dry and a bit foursquare. Good with food.
86p   (tasted 2015/05)

2007 Barolo, Paolo Scavino
A big, open, somewhat mature nose with notes of violets, red and black cherries, leather, flowers and mushrooms. Very good although not that deep. Have some character.
The taste is herbal and tight with notes of red cherries, balsa wood, mushrooms, violets and leather. A medium long, balanced finish. For drinking now and the coming 5+ years. Really good.
89p   (tasted 2015/05)

2005 Barolo Bric dël Fiasc
A deep, warm, focused nose with notes of black cherries, plums, scorched earth, tobacco and violets. Deep and fine. Still with some baby fat in the fruit.
The taste is cool, seedy and structured with notes of ripe black cherries, cranberries, tobacco, violets and undergrowth. Very long with a fine warmth. Still young, give it 5+ years. This is good.
92p   (tasted 2015/05)

1999 Barolo Bric dël Fiasc
A warm, finely tuned nose with some haunting notes of maturity alongside notes of tobacco, black cherries, rosehips, old leather and dried mushrooms. Very, very good. A fine depth and structure.
The taste is tight and concentrated with notes of black cherries, dried plums, tobacco, mushrooms and rosehips. A long, long finish with still muscular tannins. It has started to mature but I would give it another 3+ years. A fine wine. It performed even greater 3 years ago.
94p   (tasted 2015/05)


  1. Odd vintages.....this time...
    Cannubi the most disappointment.....I guess

    1. Tasting all kind of vintages is fun, but I think that the Cannubi and vintage 09 wasn't the best combo.