Paolo Scavino is one of the premier Barolo producers in Piedmont - and at this price, a steal!
No wonder Wine Spectator selected Scavino's Barolo - last year, and several years for that matter - as one of its Top 100 picks.
Have no fear!
Pour a glass throughout the winter and let this Nebbiolo do what it does best: hit you with power and grace, a combination that will warm you from head to toe after the very first sip.
What do we love about this wine?
Scavino is known for its silky texture and robust tannin juxtaposition. Cherry and blackberry flavors collide with crushed stone, tobacco, tar, and balsamic notes. A rich palate with subtle vanilla, roasted coffee, and spice make this Barolo a perfect pairing for hearty winter dishes.
94 / 100
"I’m loving the combination of dried cranberries and incense with fresh rose petals and fruit tea. While the tannins are firm and serious, the medium-to full-bodied palate remains supple and elegant. "
THE WINE ADVOCATE
93 / 100
"For a few years running now, this has been one of the Scavino family’s signature bottles. The goal here is to aim higher than your standard “base” or “classico” Barolo. The Paolo Scavino 2015 Barolo is made with a complicated blend of fruit from seven vineyard sites spread clear across the appellation from Castiglione Falletto, Barolo, Serralunga d’Alba and more townships. Each parcel is fermented separately, and some parcels are split into two or more individual fermentations. In order to maintain the highest quality standards, some 10% of the fruit is sold off as bulk, and once the overall selection is whittled down, the best fruit remains in-house. This is a compact and darkly saturated wine with bold blueberry and blackberry fruit. The wine shows a steady center of gravity in this warm, fruit-driven vintage."