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Following the death of their father, Alfonso and Paolo Scavino divided their father’s vineyard holdings in the commune of Castiglione Falletto.

Paolo chose an eponymous title for his estate, which included a two-hectare plot in Falletto’s Fiasco cru known as Bric dël Fiasc, situated in Castiglione Falletto.

The Paolo Scavino Barolo Bric del Fiasc 2000 vintage is claimed to be the Bric dël Fiasc ever. It was awarded 98 points by the Wine Spectator and was ranked as   wine number four in their Top 100 Wines of 2004. This wine already 12 years old would only improve with a further 15-18 years bottle maturation.

Produced from the the Italian King of red grapes, Nebbiolo, this Bric del Fiasc as an almost feminine nose of vine dried grapes and sweet roses. Less of the familiar muscular tar!

The wine immediately delivers ample and boldly flavored ripe strawberries and cherries. The tannins are very soft and fine. The wine has an excellent palate weight and is smooth and well-balanced. There is a lingering warmness, which reminds of sweetness.

This beautifully red to gannet colored wine is brilliant by all accounts and I score it a well deserved 9/10.