Paolo Scavino

4 March 2012, 100 Jane Street, Manhattan

I’ve only had a few bottles of Scavino Barolos but each time I’m amazed at how young and fresh they taste given the age of the bottle. We recently had a 2000 Paolo Scavino Barolo Carobric which was full bodied and could definitely use another decade of cellaring:

2000 Paolo Scavino Barolo Carobric

Different from most traditional Barolos we usually drink (e.g. Giacosa, Conterno) – the color was deeper and almost brown on the edges. Starting with a strong nose of tar and spice, the palate consisted of dark fruit and a deep earthiness. Delicious, complex and smooth and looking forward to trying it again in a few years.

This particular bottling is a blend from Cannubi, Rocche and Bric del Fiasc.

*** 2000 Paolo Scavino Barolo Carobric, $75