Paolo Scavino Barolo 'Carobric' 2018
Aromatic and alluring, generous sweet red fruits with notes of kirsch and crème de framboise. Floral smooth and charming. Soft, engaging and sensual Barolo. A blend of three top Crus, Cannubi, Rocche and Bric del Fiasc, aged the same way as all of the other wines, for a year in barriques and a year in large oak ‘botti’.
97 James Suckling
Dried berries, rose petals, rose stems, tar, cedar and tobacco. Structured and very serious indeed on the palate, where chewy tannins caress, but also strengthen the vibrant but dried red fruit that permeates this red. Drink in 2023.
94 Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
The 2018 vintage will be the last edition made of this wine. The Scavino family lost its lease in Cannubi, and the estate wine portfolio is being redrawn as a result. The 2015 Barolo Carobric remains a blend of fruit from Rocche di Castiglione (60%), Cannubi (20%) and Bric dël Fiasc (20%). That blend has been carefully contemplated, and the absence of the Cannubi changes the formula too drastically. Cannubi adds richness and flavor to the blend, while Rocche di Castiglione with its sandy soils adds delicate mineral and light fruit nuances. Bric dël Fiasc offers both power and elegance and is the proverbial glue that keeps harmony between the two sides. This wine was first produced in 1996, and the end of an important chapter in the Scavino family legacy is upon us.
94 Wine Enthusiast
Iris, woodland berry, pipe tobacco and wild herb aromas are front and center on this fragrant, focused red. Smooth, savory and polished, the structured palate offers juicy raspberry, pomegranate, licorice and a hint of coffee bean. Close-grained tannins and fresh acidity provide tension and balance. Drink 2023–2030.
94 Wine Spectator
Blood orange and rooibos tea aromas segue to cherry and strawberry flavors in this dense, sinewy red. Taut and racy, with plenty of energy driving the long finish. Iron, tar and tobacco accents round out the flavor spectrum. Best from 2023 through 2045. 511 cases.
94 Wine & Spirits
A blend of fruit from three sites (Rocche di Castiglione, Fiasco and Cannubi), this is a spicy wine with red-berry flavors buoyed by bright menthol and orange peel notes. Appealing now for its supple tannins, it also has the structure to improve with time.
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