2016 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."
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
Continuing in a tour de force presentation of some of the best growing sites in Barolo, the Scavino family introduces this, their second vintage, from the Ravera cru of Novello. The Paolo Scavino 2016 Barolo Ravera draws its fruit from an east-facing parcel that is one of the last to be harvested each year. The site shows cool climate conditions even in the warmer years. In a classic vintage such as this, the wine delivers pretty balance and integration. The character of the wine reflects the dark, sultry fruit qualities that we associate with Ravera—prune, plum, blackberry, tilled earth, truffle and an appetite-arousing touch of smoked bacon. That compilation of aromas is simply fantastic, and the wine shows a terrific quality of tannins, imparting inner tension, sharpness and precision. (ML)