1996 Paolo Scavino - Barolo Bric del Fiasc 1.5L

Italy - Piedmont - Barolo/ Red / Nebbiolo   |     Watch

WA 95   IWC 93(+?)   WS 93   Collector 93
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Professional Reviews For This Wine

Wine Advocate | Rating: 95

Scavino's 1996 Bric del Fiasc, tasted from magnum, is one of the truly great versions of this wine. It offers captivating notes of tar, licorice and menthol along with a tightly wound core of vibrant dark fruit on a structured, deeply expressive frame of notable length. Though starting to show some tertiary nuances, this Barolo will be even better in a few years.

Drink Dates: 2008-2018
Author: Antonio Galloni

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International Wine Cellar | Rating: 93(+?)

Full red-ruby. Bright, fruit-driven aromas of spiced cherry, minerals and licorice; sweet yet utterly fresh and vibrant. Extremely intensely flavored and brilliantly delineated, with a floral note of dried rose adding nuance. Perfectly integrated acids carry the flavors through a very long, ripely tannic finish. Wonderfully aromatic already, but structured to age.

Author: Stephen Tanzer
Issue: Issue 93

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Wine Spectator | Rating: 93

Gorgeous aromas of ripe raspberry, plum and roasted coconut. Full-bodied, with loads of bright fruit, fine tannins and a long, chewy finish. Already closed up; give it time. 830 cases made.

Drink Dates: 2004+
Author: James Suckling

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Collector Reviews For This Wine

Rating: 93
Author: Dale Beckes
Trust Rating: 100
Tasted On: 02/11/2010
Drink Dates: 2010-2015
Gorgeous Barolo! Just what you want from Nebbiolo.

Average rating: 94, based on 4 reviews
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Collector Data For This Wine

22 bottles owned by 13 collectors.

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About This Producer

Established in 1921 in Castiglione Falletto, one of the historic Langhe townships, this estate is now entering its third generation of Barolo production. With a historic connection to the land at the forefront of the winemaking philosophy, this estate creates exceptional Barolos, Barberas, and Dolcettos. The Bric del Fiasc Barolo is the hallmark of the family's production, from a vineyard that always produced the best Nebbiolo fruit. In 1978, this fruit was vinified on its own for the first time and it has remained a special bottling ever since.

See other similar producers: Mascarello, Gaja

Wine Varietal: Nebbiolo

Big, dark, and bold, Nebbiolo is a robust variety with heavy tannins and a sometimes bitter profile. While areas outside Italy (Argentina, Australia, New Zealand, California, and South Africa) have begun cultivating Nebbiolo, the Italian region of Piedmont is where it reaches its greatest height. It is here, the historic home to Nebbiolo, where the finest Barolos and Barbarescos are produced. Many winemakers have compared this grape to Pinot Noir for its difficult growing habits and unpredictable cellar and aging behavior. Typical descriptors for Nebbiolo include roses, violets, tar, wild herbs, cherries, raspberries, truffles, and tobacco.

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