paolo scavino, barolo, bric fiasc 2010
WINE SPECTATOR
97
ROBERT PARKER'S WINE ADVOCATE
96

2010 paolo scavino, barolo, bric fiasc

Why We're Buying

Paolo Scavino operates 19 different cru vineyards. All of them take a backseat to Bric Dël Fiasc. The electrifying Barolo from this sleep vineyard features polished tannins and a cascade of complex flavors and aromas. As a result, Paolo Scavino Bric Dël Fiasc is the second most expensive wine in the estate’s portfolio.

Critics Scores

WINE SPECTATOR
97

Wine Spectator

Rich and brooding, this red features black cherry, raspberry, tar, leather and licorice flavors. Dense and complex, with a detailed matrix holding the flavors together. This will need time to integrate the dusty tannins, but shows excellent potential from the balance and length. Best from 2018 through 2036.

ROBERT PARKER'S WINE ADVOCATE
96

Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

The 2010 Barolo Bric del Fiasc was the first single vineyard expression made by Scavino in 1978. Next year, Scavino will release a special magnum of wine from the 1988 vintage. The wine was back then, and is now, fermented with a submerged cap. This is a bright and intense wine with a profound inner beauty and balance. The wine rolls off the tongue in silky waves. The finish is extra-long, fresh and bursting with energy. This is a wine to set aside for ten years or more. The tannins already show a good degree of softness, but this wine is at the humble start of its evolution.

JAMES SUCKLING
95

James Suckling

Fabulous aromas of black fruits and shitake mushrooms with hints of bark. Full body, with wonderful firm tannins that are polished and refined. Needs at least three or four years of bottle age.