Scavino Barolo Bric del Fiasc Riserva 2008 (750ML)
Critic Scores, Reviews & Descriptions
97+ VM / 95-97 WA
Scavino's 2008 Barolo Riserva Bric del Fiasc is just as magnificent as it has always been. Pine, wild flowers, mint, spices and dark red stone fruits form a fabric of breathtaking nuance as this precise, polished Barolo shows off its considerable personality. This is one of the most aromatically expressive, lifted Barolos I have ever tasted from Bricco Fiasco, where the wines tend to be bruisers. Scavino's 2008 Riserva, on the other hand, is pure class. - Antonio Galloni, Vinous Media
The 2008 Barolo Riserva Bric del Fiasc is a huge, huge wine. Waves of fruit saturate the palate as the Riserva shows off its personality. There is so much intensity that the tannins are at times barely perceptible. Dark red fruit, smoke, incense, spices and crushed rocks burst from the glass as this rich, explosive Barolo shows off its pedigree. The Riserva is pure Bric del Fiasc at its very finest. The 2008 Riserva is still in cask. I can’t wait to taste this again. Anticipated maturity: 2020-2033.
The Nebbiolo grapes for this Barolo were sourced from the oldest vines of the historical Fiasco vineyard located in Castiglione Falletto village, in our property since 1921 and first time vinified as single vineyard Barolo in 1978 by Enrico Scavino.
The Barolo D.O.C.G. RISERVA Bric dël Fiasc® 2008 was made in honor of the 30th Anniversary of the Barolo Bric dël Fiasc® vinified as single vineyard Barolo. The 2008 vintage has been also one of the greatest and most classic vintage for Barolo therefore, also for this reason, we decided to celebrate this vineyard by making a special RISERVA out of it.
The Barolo Bric del Fiasc® has been vinified as RISERVA only in the following vintages: 1978 – 1979 – 1980 – 1982 – 2008.
For the Barolo D.O.C.G. RISERVA Bric dël Fiasc® 2008 we decided to use the original label of Barolo Bric del Fiasc® (changed then in 1985) to remember this wine’s debut. As a sign of gratitude toward this vineyard we also decided that all proceeds from the sale of Barolo D.O.C.G. RISERVA Bric dël Fiasc® 2008 would have been donated to charity. Some of the initiatives, organizations that have been supported are “Doctors with Africa” CUAMM, the Children Regina Margherita Hospital in Turin.