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1998 Paolo Scavino - Barolo Bric del Fiasc Nebbiolo - Italy - Piedmont - Barolo - Red

Italy - Piedmont - Barolo

Red Nebbiolo
Producer Notes

Established in 1921 in Castiglione Falletto, one of the historic Langhe townships, this estate is now entering its third generation of Barolo production. With a historic connection to the land at the forefront of the winemaking philosophy, this estate creates exceptional Barolos, Barberas, and Dolcettos. The Bric del Fiasc Barolo is the hallmark of the family's production, from a vineyard that... More »

Score
88
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Drink Dates
Comm: 2009-2019 VF: 2008-2023
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Source International Wine Cellar
Issue Issue 105
Author Neal
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 95.96%
Tasted On 12/20/2009

Terrible. I have heard that some bottles do show well, but that others show the signs of heavy-handed oak treatment. This bottle showed the latter - the oak muddied any Nebbiolo character of the wine, leaving a chocolatey, rubbery, blocky flavor profile. I love Scavino's 1989 and 1990s, and apparently the wines 2001 and on portray some adeptness with oak treatment, but this was in his apparent experimental phase...

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Author Sanjay
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 98.649%
Tasted On 09/09/2009
Drink Dates 2009-2019

Brick red, rose petals, tar, leather. Fig and plum on the initial attack with solid mid-palate. The finish was long with harmonious tannins and acidity. Perfect with duck ragu on tagliatelle.

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