Tuesday, March 14, 2017

2013 Paolo Scavino Barolo Pre-Sell

The excitement is building for 2013 Barolo's:
“Beautiful harmony, bright fruit, clarity—these are the defining traits of Barolo’s 2013 vintage, which may be its best vintage since 2008.”-James Suckling
“2013 Barolo: Sublime Finesse & Elegance”-Antonio Galloni

2013 Paolo Scavino Barolo Pre-Sell*
Having had a chance to taste through Scavino's line-up of the 2013 Barolo, I am starting to believe the hype surrounding the vintage. The wines are amazingly complex and while most will need a number of years in bottle to show their true colors yet each had it's own personality and flavor profile shining through in it's youth.

2013 Paolo Scavino Barolo DOCG...$200 / 6 bottles
Wow. Love the perfumes to this with plums, cherries and hints of flowers. Full body, chewy tannins, polish and precision. Relatively delicate finish. Drink in 2018. 
Rated 95/100 James Suckling

2013 Paolo Scavino Barolo Bricco Ambrogio...$250 / 6 bottles
Intense aromas of stones, slate, dried strawberries and lemons. Full body, chewy tannins and a powerful finish. Shows great depth and intensity. Better in 2021. 
Rated 96/100 James Suckling

2013 Paolo Scavino Movigliero...$315 / 6 bottles
Such focused and precise fruit on the nose with a lovely ripeness of plums, flowers and light hazelnuts. Full-bodied, velvety and polished. Very pretty finish. Chewy now but will soften with time. Better in 2018.
Rated 95/100 James Suckling

2013 Paolo Scavino Barolo Carobric...$315 / 6 bottles

Very fresh and creamy on the nose. The palate is full of strawberries and fresh roses. Medium to full body and ultra-fine tannins that are integrated and polished. Lightly chewy on the finish. Give it three to four years to soften. 
Rated 95/100 James Suckling

2013 Paolo Scavino Barolo Bric del Fiasc...$375 / 6 bottles
Polished and tight with blueberries, plums and light chocolate. Medium to full body, fine and juicy tannins and a fresh finish. Drink in 2018.
Rated 95/100 James Suckling

2013 Paolo Scavino Barolo Cannubi
...$375 / 6 bottles
Aromas of strawberries, flowers and tea follow through to a full body, a dense center palate and a tannic and structured finish. Big and powerful Cannubi. Tiny production. Drink in 2022. 
Rated 96/100 James Suckling

*Pre-Sell orders subject to confirmation.
Email or call Aaron at (314)727-8788 to order. Wines expected to arrive by early May.

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