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Date Printed: 4/19/2014
Paolo Scavino Barolo Bric del Fiasc 2003
Paolo Scavino Barolo Bric del Fiasc 2003
(search item no. 92523)
collectible wine

Wine Spectator rating: 94 points
The Wine Advocate rating: 93 points
PRICE ON 4/19/2014: $95.00

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2007 The Wine Advocate rating: 96 points
2007 James Suckling rating: 95 points
2007 International Wine Cellar rating: 91 points
2005 The Wine Advocate rating: 95 points
2005 International Wine Cellar rating: 94 points
2005 Wine Spectator rating: 93 points
2004 The Wine Advocate rating: 96 points
2004 Wine Spectator rating: 95 points
2004 International Wine Cellar rating: 95 points
2001 Wine Spectator rating: 95 points
2001 The Wine Advocate rating: 95 points
2001 International Wine Cellar rating: 93 points
2000 Wine Spectator rating: 98 points
2000 The Wine Advocate rating: 96 points
2000 International Wine Cellar rating: 92 points
1999 The Wine Advocate rating: 94 points

Winemaker's Notes:

"The Bric del Fiasc is noticeably deeper and richer, with notes of sweet dark fruit, tar and scorched earth. Made in a big, bold style, this is a powerhouse of a wine that has enough fruit to balance the tannins, although it is not for the faint of heart. "As opposed to Cannubi which has loosely packed, sandy soils, at Bric del Fiasc the soils are more compact and thus retain water better, which helps give this wine a little more freshness," says Scavino. (90-93), 11/05 With his boyish enthusiasm it is hard to believe Enrico Scavino has a full 50 vintages under his belt. "I started working at the family estate when I was a young boy," says Scavino. "I remember the 1958 vintage in particular. We had a very cool spring and many vineyards were affected by peronospora (a fungal disease that can affect the vines). Flowering was irregular and the plants carried very little fruit. We made a rich, concentrated Barolo that year that was a huge hit with our customers. It was a great way to start, and I've been hooked ever since."
-Wine Advocate 90-93
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About Paolo Scavino:

Enrico Scavino has been at the forefront of the modernist movement in Piedmont since the 1980s, and is today one of the most respected and highly regarded winemakers in all of Italy. Scavino diverged sharply from the tough-as-nails-when-young traditional style of Barolo to produce soft and lush wines that are delicious within months of release as well as later in their evolution, applying the same winemaking techniques to Barbera and Dolcetto.