Paolo Scavino Barolo Bric dël Fiasc 2016
This outstanding Barolo comes from within the Castiglione Falletto zone, which lies in the very heart of the Barolo area — its soils are of both tortonian and helvetian origins, stratified amongst each other. In other words, crus (vineyards) within Castiglione like Bric del Fiasc combine the elegance of Barolo and La Morra with the power of Serralunga and Monforte. The first vintage of Scavino Bric del Fiasc was 1978—as a Barolo Riserva. Bric del Fiasc is situated 260 meters above sea level , with a southwest orientation, and ultimately shows a density of fruit, refined tannins, and a velvety texture.
|Region||Italy, Piedmont, Barolo|
Wine AdvocateDrawing its fruit from Castiglione Falletto, the Paolo Scavino 2016 Barolo Bric dël Fiasc shows dimension, depth, precision and power. The wine opens to a dark garnet color with a saturated hue, leading to a full, all-encompassing bouquet. The Barolo Bric dël Fiasc is often the most representative wine in the Scavino portfolio, and never has this been more true than in this classic vintage. Dark fruit, licorice, spice and ferrous earth build a fluid and multifaceted bouquet. The mouthfeel sits firm and tight on the palate today, promising to evolve and soften tomorrow. This is a bottle for your cellar.
VinousThe 2016 Barolo Bric del Fiasc is a powerful, muscular wine. Youthfully austere and tannic, the 2016 is going to need a number of years to come around, but it is magnificent, even in the early going. Layers of building tannins enshroud a core of dark Nebbiolo fruit, with hints of dried herbs, iron, leather and sweet tobacco that develop with a bit of coaxing. As always, Bric del Fiasc has a feral intensity to it. The 2016 is an especially fine edition and also a terrific example of the style of this Castiglione Falletto site.
Wine EnthusiastWhat a gorgeous showing. It opens with heady aromas of menthol, forest berry, iris and new leather while the enveloping, full-bodied palate delivers raspberry compote, ripe Marasca cherry, licorice and baking spice before a minty finish. Enveloping, fine-grained tannins and fresh acidity provide perfect balance. Drink 2023–2036.