Paolo Scavino Barolo Cannubi 2011
Nebbiolo from Barolo, Piedmont, Italy
For many Barolo lovers, Cannubi is the most exceptional cru. A grand cru needs more attention in the vineyard so that the wine can express all of its elegance. In order to maximize the conditions of the vintage, Enrico Scavino must be a haute couture tailor in the vineyards.
Very ripe berry and spices on the nose. Full-bodied, complex and chewy. Nice velvety tannins and a long and powerful finish.
Wine Spectator - 94 points
Bright and fresh, with ample cherry and strawberry flavors for sweetness on the palate. Rose, tea and iron accents enter the mix, concluding with firm grip. Elegant and intense. Best from 2018 through 2032.
James Suckling - 93 points
A wine with lots of dark fruit and spice character. Full body, chewy tannins and long finish. Sexy and beautiful Cannubi. Needs to two or three years to soften.
Wine Enthusiast - 93 points
Attractive floral scents of crushed rose and pressed violet are joined by perfumed berry and a hint of menthol. The elegant, focused palate delivers wild cherry, raspberry, white pepper, clove and chopped herb alongside a firm network of fine-grained tannins. It's still young and tight but loaded with finesse. Drink 2019–2031.