Paolo Scavino Barolo Rocche dell'Annunziata Riserva 2015
This is complex and fresh, offering cherry, strawberry, sun-kissed hay, eucalyptus and mineral flavors. Seems to be closing down, with dense tannins prevailing on the finish, yet there's also energy and length. Be patient. Best from 2024 through 2043.
The Paolo Scavino 2015 Barolo Rocche dell'Annunziata Riserva is a broad and amply fleshed out expression from a warm and sunny vintage. The fruit shows ripeness and an open-knit texture. To the palate, the wine reveals thickness and ample depth, with lots of dried cherry and blackberry to maintain that robust center of gravity. Fruit comes from La Morra, and you get some characteristic rusty nail and dried violet as well.
The 2015 Barolo Rocche dell'Annunziata is gracious, perfumed and beautifully lifted - in other words classic Rocche dell'Annunziata. Crushed rose petal, raspberry, blood orange, mint and cinnamon lend captivating aromatic presence to this silky, mid-weight Barolo. All the elements are so nicely balanced. This is an especially gracious, understated style for Scavino. Best of all, the 2015 will drink well with minimal cellaring.