Scavino, Paolo - Barolo Carobric 1998
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Tasting Notes and Scores
The 1998 Barolo Caro Bric is an elegant, stylish. Aromas of black cherry liqueur, smoke, minerals, and new saddle leather are followed by a medium-bodied wine with a distinctive, restrained style.
Plum and fresh herbs, such as tarragon and oregano. Full-bodied, with soft tannins and a fruity, wet earth character. Rich and chewy. Lots of fruit and tannins in reserve.--1998 Piedmont blind retrospective (2008). (James Suckling)
(most of this wine comes from the highest portion of Scavino's Bric del Fiasc holding) Deep red. Complex, deeply pitched aromas of redcurrant, mocha, smoke and earth. Very dense and sweet; more spicy but less perfumed than the Cannubi. Very lush wine, with a sweetly spicy finish. But the Cannubi comes across as livelier today.
The 1998 Carobric, on the other hand, captures a beautiful middle ground. It is not as ripe as either the 1997 or 2000, nor as structured as 1996, 1999 or 2001, yet it offers highly attractive nuances of super-ripe fruit, chocolate and toasted oak flavors, with a deeply brooding personality, great length and beautifully well-integrated tannins. 1998 remains one of my favorite Scavino vintages for current drinking. 91/Anticipated maturity: 2006-2018.