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2016 Paolo Scavino "Carobric" Barolo

SKU #1463556 97 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

Outer quote mark Sadly, we are seeing the last vintages of this wine that is expected to be discontinued after the 2018 vintage. The Paolo Scavino 2016 Barolo Carobric represents a historic blend of fruit from Rocche di Castiglione, Cannubi and Bric dël Fiasc. Because the lease on Cannubi was not renewed, Carobric lost one of its fundamental building blocks. Cannubi brought richness, generous flavors and textural suppleness to the final blend. If you are a fan of this wine, I suggest you stock up on this vintage that is poised to be one of the most memorable and age-worthy among this group of final releases. This classic vintage is rich with dark fruit, licorice, truffle-infused earth and a pretty touch of sweet hazelnut cream. (ML) Inner quote mark (7/2020)

96 points Wine & Spirits

Outer quote mark The blend for this wine, first produced in 1996, is based on fruit from Rocche di Castiglione with smaller contributions from Cannubi and Fiasco. Carobric is exuberant in the 2016 vintage, brimming with flavors of fresh red berries and blood orange. Bright acidity draws the intense flavors together as notes of licorice and spice resonate on the finish. Inner quote mark (12/2020)

95 points Vinous

Outer quote mark The 2016 Barolo Carobric is fabulous. Nervous and tightly wound, the Carobric offers up a beguiling mix of crushed flowers, herbs, mint and red berry fruit. There is a feeling of explosive energy that runs through the 2016 that gives its tremendous appeal. Carobric, a blend of fruit from Rocche di Castiglione, Cannubi and Bric del Fiasc, is a bit less showy than some of the other Barolos in the Scavino range, but it has historically aged beautifully. I expect that will be the case here as well. (AG) 95+ Inner quote mark (2/2020)

94 points James Suckling

Outer quote mark A rich, layered Barolo with candied-cherry, ripe-berry and some citrus-rind character. It’s full-bodied with round tannins and a creamy texture, where the fruit covers the tannins in a linear way. Inner quote mark (9/2020)

94 points Wine Enthusiast

Outer quote mark Aromas of camphor, fragrant purple flowers and exotic spice waft out of the glass. On the elegantly structured palate, notes of licorice, orange zest and a hint of truffle accent a core of juicy black cherry. Polished tannins provide seamless support. (KO) Inner quote mark (8/2020)

94 points Wine Spectator

Outer quote mark This aromatic red boasts licorice, macerated cherry, rose and vanilla scents and flavors. A showy version, this is opulent and velvety in texture, offering fine concentration and firming up on the finish, where an accent of sweet spice lingers. (BS) Inner quote mark (11/2020)

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