Great finesse and aromatic complexity, distinctly floral spicy, savory, balsamic in its expression. The nose is vivid and compound. The texture is focused. An extremely elegant cru, feminine and full of character.
96 James Suckling
The sour cherries really lift this off on the nose, catching suggestions of candied citrus, tile, roasted herbs and cedar. Racy and sexy, drawn out into shape by the forthright acidity and steely tannins. Drink in 2023.
94 Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
The Scavino family has had access to fruit from the Monvigliero cru for almost 20 years. They have farmed a small parcel (under one hectare) since 2000, and the grapes were previously added to their “classico” Barolo blend. In 2006, Monvigliero became its own single-vineyard expression because Enrico Scavino always had a big passion for this site. The 2015 Barolo Monvigliero is a bright and beautiful wine with a strong floral signature of violets and roses that accompanies this wine from start to finish. The wine is very characteristic of Monvigliero in terms of the softness and silky nature of the tannins as well.
95 Wine Spectator
A supple, perfumed red, with a smoky Lapsang souchong tea note underlying the cherry and currant flavors. Delicate and firm, showing fine balance and a vibrant finish. This is all about elegance and finesse. Best from 2021 through 2042. 485 cases made.
93 Wine Enthusiast
Subtle aromas of roasted coffee bean, black spice, blue flower and a whiff of camphor shape the nose. The linear palate is youthfully austere, evoking sour cherry, orange rind, sage and espresso set against assertive, fine-grained tannins that leave a firm, drying close.
91Wine & SpiritsEnrico Scavino began vinifying this wine as a single cru in 2007. This bottling, from the warm 2015 vintage, shows the vineyard’s characteristic flavors of red cherry and peppery spice, yet the fruit tones feel warm and a bit candied, with some amaro notes adding to the weighty impression.