Paolo Scavino Barolo Carobric 2013
|Region||Italy, Piedmont, Barolo|
The 2013 Barolo Carobric is a wine with a bright future, but is going to need at least a few years to come together. Today, the tannins are super imposing and yet there is an underlying sweetness to the fruit that is impossible to miss. Readers will have to be patient, but the 2013 Carobric is extremely promising. I especially like the freshness and energy here. Moreover, the Carobric has a track record of developing beautifully in bottle. Put simply, the 2013 is a terrific Carobric in the making. As always, Carobric is a blend of fruit from Cannubi, Rocche (Castiglione Falletto) and Bric del Fiasc. The blend of grapes from various sites contributes to the wine's super-classic feel, especially in this vintage.
A high-pitched, aromatic Barolo, sporting floral, spice and berry flavors, backed by a solid line of tannins. Tobacco and mineral accents come into play on the finish. Best from 2020 through 2032. 617 cases made.
Intensely fragrant, this opens with stunning aromas of iris, violet, perfumed berry and a whiff of botanical herb. Linear and refined, the focused palate offers red cherry, strawberry, white pepper and a hint of star anise framed in taut refined tannins and bright acidity. It shows great tension and energy. Drink 2023-2035.
The 2013 Barolo Carobric represents a blend of fruit from three sites: Rocche di Castiglione, Cannubi and Bric dël Fiasc. To my palate, this wine really stood out as different from the other wines in the Scavino portfolio. There is a rougher or greener note here that I did not encounter in the others. The wine shows a youthful and nervous personality overall with dark fruit and grilled rosemary.