2000 Paolo Scavino "Bric del Fiasc" Barolo
*Ranked #4 of the Top 100 of 2004* Very, very ripe fruit, with strawberries and plums galore. Turns to Indian spices and cedar. Full-bodied, with an exquisite palate of utlraripe tannins that turn to velvet. Long, long finish. Cashmere. Great from barrel, great from bottle. This is the best Bric dël Fiasc ever.
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
The 2000 Barolo Bric del Fiasc (magnum) explodes onto the palate with layers of raspberry jam, new leather, licorice and spices, showing tons of intensity, expressive inner sweetness and an impossibly long, powerful finish. Bric del Fiasc is usually a massively tannic wine, but in 2000 the fruit has enough intensity to nearly cover the tannins. This is superb, great Bric del Fiasc. Anticipated maturity: 2015-2030. (AG)
Very impressive nose on this. Bright, fresh and ripe fruit jump out of the glass. Think blueberries and mulberries. A pensive wine with a full body layered with beautiful fruit. This is deep and fascinating.
Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar
Good full red. Deep aromas of redcurrant, smoke and earth. Also rather backward, but shows a lighter touch than the Carobric, with sweeter fruit. Intensely flavored but not weighty, with more classic Barolo energy and notes of flowers and tar. Subtle and flavorful Barolo, finishing with serious tannic backbone for aging. (ST)
Mid ruby. Meaty nose with great life. Sweet, round palate. There is probably just as much tannin in this wine as the Carobric but the fruit is much more intense so disguises it. Some real richness... (18/20 points)