2005 Paolo Scavino Bric del Fiasc Barolo

Found a couple of cases at quite a good price recently, stock reductions for cash flow. My cash, their flow.

A dark Barolo, very closed. I drank about half the bottle last night, having opened it that morning. Tight, ungiving, tannic, hinting of its future. Impossible to rate other than saying this needs a few more years.

Tonight, nose a bit more open with tarry cherry and underbrush, earth and a powerful high toned acidity. Still very primary for bdf. There is a tart cherry sherbet intensity that sits at the back of the mouth that just lingers and lingers for a long finish. Tannins are very much there, dry at first then savoury, and the wine gives you the hints of what it will be. There is an 'otherness' to it, umami or some kind of taste that tells you this will be great. This is many years off of its complex best, I would say 94-95 pts right now, but with great potential.

BirD
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VM
Completely agree, great producer, and wonderful hosts. We visited last May for a tour and tasting, so friendly and welcoming. Their Baroli are distinctively different from their various crus, yet share a distinctive style across them that I really love.

How was the 01 BdF? TN please!
It was very young and not showing it's full potential but still outstanding.

2001 Paolo Scavino Barolo Bric dël Fiasc - Italy, Piedmont, Langhe, Barolo (7/1/2005)
I tried this wine at the WS Grand Tour in Las Vegas about 2 months ago. A sweet floral nose. There seemed to be more fruit on the nose than on the palate indicating that the wine will need some time to open. Dry with notes of black fruit and currant. Lean finish. 91 points.

VM

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