The 2000 vintage of this wine was ranked #4 on the Wine Spectator's Top 10 Wines of 2004
The modern history of the Scavino family starts with this vineyard, within the Fiasco cru. Here the
Nebbiolo grapes were always the best: consequently in 1978 young Enrico convinced his father
Paolo to vinify these grapes separately. In this way the first, and still most loved cru, was
established. The austere and fascinating king of the Scavino home.
"The 2005 Barolo Bric del Fiasc is a huge, muscular wine. In 2005 the wine shows a decidedly fruit-driven, fresh style. The purity of fruit here is remarkable. The dark, brooding quality that is often present in the wine is absent, while floral, perfumed elements dominate in this vintage. The fruit remains dense, ripe and primary. From start to finish, this is a remarkable Bric del Fiasc. Anticipated maturity: 2015-2030.
The Wine Advocate
"Good deep red. Sexy aromas of dark cherry, redcurrant, smoke, tobacco and minerals. At once silky-sweet and vinous; pliant yet firm. This classy wine spreads out to coat the entire palate. Superb volume here in a very elegant package. Finishes broad and very long, with suave, fine-grained tannins. A beauty."
International Wine Cellar
"Sliced plum, floral and leaf aromas. Full-bodied, with very soft, velvety tannins with rich, generous fruit. Long and powerful. Best after 2013. 800 cases made."