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

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Soils here are comprised of Formazioni di Lequio, a yellow-red sand combined with silty gray marl. Fruit harvested by hand in the third week of October. Skin maceration took place over 12 days, followed by a 20-30 day fermentation in stainless steel with indigenous yeast. Wine aged in a combination of French barrique and large casks for 2 years prior to bottling.

94 Points, Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - This is a bold and opulent wine that sources its fruit from Serralunga d'Alba. The Paolo Scavino 2017 Barolo Prapò delivers rich fruit weight, with plummy black fruit, blackcurrant, iron ore, spice and cured spice. The vines at this site were replanted in 2008 and the fruit shows depth and authenticity, thanks to their advancing age. You get lingering mineral tones of rust and iron that marry this wine to a sense of place. The finish is bold but moderate in length.

94 Points, James Suckling - Very fresh and perfumed with oranges, cherries, raspberries and flowers. Medium-bodied with firm tannins and a racy, fine-tannined finish. Linear and racy. Give it time to soften. Try after 2024.

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