Red

2000 Paolo Scavino Barolo Riserva Rocche dell'Annunziata

Nebbiolo

  • Italy
  • Piedmont
  • Langhe
  • Barolo

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Community Tasting Note

  • Eric Guido Likes this wine: 90 points

    April 22, 2013 - The nose was dark, and brooding with black cherry, cinnamon, spiced oak, saw dust, moist undergrowth and herbs. On the palate, it showed a smooth sheen of oak with tart red fruits, dark chocolate, cedar and wood tannin, which dried the palate. On the finish, a wave of refreshing acidity made the mouth water, leaving only a gentle tug of tannins at the cheek.

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3 Comments

  • JonnyG commented:

    4/22/13, 7:31 PM - Eric, I've been holding off on these. Do you mind sharing thoughts on general readiness/prospects for further development? i assume there is no rush but would be thrilled to dive in sooner, if appropriate. Thanks in advance.

  • Eric Guido commented:

    4/22/13, 7:51 PM - JonnyG, At this time, the oak is still more upfront than i usually like on Barolo. However, I've seen many Paolo Scavino Baroli shed their oak and integrate into something very special. One detraction at this time is the wood tannin on the palate, but there is a lot of fruit that's waiting to come out with time. The nose was stunning and made up most of the points in my score, as well as the acidity that showed up on the finish. I also have two more bottles and I'm thinking I should wait another 3-5 years before opening another, (likely 5). I know it's hard to hold off on these, but the wood still needs time here.

  • JonnyG commented:

    4/22/13, 7:56 PM - I appreciate the quick and thoughtful reply. I'm happy to say mine are mags: if you find your way to the Central Coast in 5-20 years, we can pop one together. :)

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