James Suckling
Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate
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Paolo Scavino Barolo 2017

Product description

Paolo Scavino is a historical winery in the Barolo region. It was founded in 1921 in Castiglione Falletto by Lorenzo Scavino and his son Paolo. Farming has always been a family tradition and passion. Enrico Scavino and the daughters Enrica and Elisa, the fourth generation, run the family Estate. He started to work full-time in the winery in 1951 when he was ten years old. A young winemaker who inherited the passion and devotion for the land he belongs to. Through over 60 years of experience, his focus has been to invest in Nebbiolo's important cru to show each terroir's uniqueness. The love and respect inspire their work for their territory. They pursue purity of expression, complexity and elegance for their wines from the three local grapes Dolcetto, Barbera and Nebbiolo. These values and culture have been carried on and never changed. This Barolo comes from the best plots of their seven crus. The diversity of soils, exposure and altitude characterize this small but very important terroir. Unifying these diversities, the Barolo offers harmony and complexity with an overall character of the zone.

94 Points - James Suckling

 A solid 2017 with a linear flow of fine tannins through the centre of the wine providing structure and backbone that gives the wine lovely energy. Lots of blackberries, ripe strawberries and blue fruit. Long and vivid. Drink after 2024.

93 Points - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

The Paolo Scavino 2017 Barolo bares the signature of Enrico Scavino on the front label as a witness to the generational change at this estate, and countless others across the Langhe, that push forward through time thanks to a continual ownership handoff that goes from father to son. This classic wine is bright and full of vitality, showing a more cheerful side to this often austere Piedmont grape. Dark fruit and cassis segue to cedar and camphor ash.