Paolo Scavino Barolo 2013
Enticing scents of iris, violet, menthol and exotic spice emerge in the glass. Elegant and fresh, the polished, delicious palate delivers juicy Marasca cherry, crushed raspberry and a potpourri of baking spices. It's beautifully balanced, with bright acidity and silky smooth tannins. While it's already accessible, it will also age for years. Drink 2018-2028.
The Paolo Scavino 2013 Barolo sports the depth and elegance that famously characterizes the house style. Fruit is sourced from various points across the appellation and the specific blend changes according to the needs of the vintage. Among the various Barolo wines made by this estate, this wine is the most accessible and approachable for sure. The bouquet offers compelling aromas of black fruit and dried blackberry and there's plenty of spice, licorice and tar at the back. The wine shows its complexity as well as its varietal purity. You'll notice the handwritten signature of patron Enrico Scavino on the front label.
Intense and firmly grounded, this offers aromas of cherry, licorice, wild herbs and tobacco, with dense, dusty tannins and excellent length. Complex and balanced, this should hit its stride in a few years. Best from 2020 through 2032. 2,166 cases made, 1,166 cases imported.
Scavino's 2013 Barolo is a fresh, inviting wine that captures the mid-weight style of the year nicely. Sweet red cherry, anise, mint, blood orange and exotic spice notes are laced into the super-appealing finish. This is a delicious, entry-level offering from Scavino and one of the better editions of this wine I can recall tasting. The straight Barolo is a blend of fruit from a number of sites, including Mariondino, Manescotto, Vignane, Terlo, Albarella, San Bernardo and Pernanno.