Paolo Scavino Barolo Monvigliero 2017
Nebbiolo from Barolo, Piedmont, Italy. This Barolo comes from the homonymous vineyard of Monvigliero that can be properly considered the "grand cru" of Verduno village. This cru was first vinified in 2000 vintage and blended intothe Barolo until the 2007 vintage when this vineyard has been bought by the Scavino family and made as a single cru.
James Suckling: A crystal clear Barolo with cherry, orange-peel, and blueberry character. Really vivid. Full-bodied, but very tight and linear with superb length and definition. Fantastic focus and structure. Wonderful. Better after 2024.
Wine Spectator 94: Offering a mix of sour cherry, black currant, floral, and leather aromas and flavors, this Barolo is supple and expressive, yet with enough structure to allow it to evolve over the next 15 to 20 years. Ends with a fine aftertaste of fruit, earth, and savory elements. Best from 2024 through 2042.
Jeb Dunnuck 93: From the northern MGA within Verduno, the 2017 Barolo Monvigliero is soft and floral, with crushed violets, ripe black raspberry, and licorice candy. The palate is drying, with cherry pit, sweet herbs, and turned earth. Ripe yet balanced, drink or hold 2022-2040.
Robert Parker 93: The Paolo Scavino 2017 Barolo Monvigliero is a soft and graceful wine that shows blue flowers, dried lavender, and rosemary essence. Those Mediterranean aromas give this wine an especially distinctive personality, and you might also sense some white pepper and dried licorice root. This wine is soft and nicely flesh out with shored-up acidity and tannins.