Paolo Scavino Barolo 2018
|Region||Italy, Piedmont, Barolo|
Heady aromas of wild berry, blue flower and graphite lift out of the glass on this fantastic red along with a hint of menthol. Full-bodied, smooth and delicious, the polished palate delivers juicy Morello cherry, raspberry compote and star anise before closing on a notes of white pepper and savory, almost salty mineral. Taut but seamlessly integrated tannins give it a smooth texture.
The Paolo Scavino 2018 Barolo is a pretty wine with sweet primary intensity that appears as tart cherry and dried raspberry. With Enrico Scavino's signature on the front label, this is a classic package with silky tannins and a long, polished mouthfeel. Fruit comes from multiple vineyard sites across the appellation, and an ample 38,000 bottles were made.
The 2018 Barolo is a very pretty wine to drink now and over the next handful of years. Sweet dried cherry, cedar, tobacco, cinnamon, orange peel and crushed flowers give this mid-weight, ethereal Barolo lovely aromatic presence to match its light-bodied personality. All the elements are nicely woven together.