1996 Paolo Scavino "Bric dël Fiasc" Barolo
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
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. (AG)
Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar
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. 93+ (ST)
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.