paolo scavino, barolo, ravera 2015
JAMES SUCKLING
96
WINE ENTHUSIAST
94

2015 paolo scavino, barolo, ravera

Why We're Buying

We have limited pricing data on Paolo Ravera Barolo. What we do have is positive. It averages a 10% return on investment and has accrued ratings in the mid to high 90s from wine critics. According to wine critic Monica Larner, who gave the 2016 vintage a 97, this Barolo is "smooth and silky" with Antonio Galloni noting, "all the elements are beautifully balanced in the glass."

Critics Scores

JAMES SUCKLING
96

James Suckling

The nose is really spot-on here, delivering a wholesome array of fresh hibiscus, redcurrants, fruit tea and rose petals. The palate is very silky and polished, weaving its way neatly through finely arranged layers of bright red fruit. Medium-to full-bodied and wonderfully elegant. Drink in 2022.

WINE ENTHUSIAST
94

Wine Enthusiast

Enticing scents of iris, botanical herbs and woodland berries are front and center on this fragrant red. The firm palate offers Marasca cherry, pomegranate, star anise and white pepper alongside youthfully assertive, fine-grained tannins. Best 2023–2030.

ROBERT PARKER'S WINE ADVOCATE
94

Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

Here is another rookie in the lineup for Paolo Scavino. The Ravera vineyard was purchased in 2015, at 2.7 hectares and about 360 meters in altitude. It is their highest vineyard and the last to be harvested every year. This east-facing parcel is never too hot, always showing cooler-climate conditions than the others, with fine tannins and a good dose of acidity. The 2015 Barolo Ravera is a very tight and and precise wine, with notes of exotic tea that follow blackberry, dried cherry and licorice. This is a great new addition to the Scavino portfolio at this time of important changes for the winery.

WINE SPECTATOR
92

Wine Spectator

Pure and smooth in texture, featuring cherry, plum, soy, tar, tobacco and eucalyptus flavors that stay focused from beginning to end. Though firm, the tannins have a plumpness to them. Gains equilibrium in the end. Best from 2023 through 2040.