Paolo Scavino Barolo Cannubi 2017
|Region||Italy, Piedmont, Barolo|
"Cannubi is probably the most historical vineyard of the all Barolo region, in Barolo village. Scavino vinified this cru from 1985 and it is one of the two oldest vineyards on the central crest of Cannubi hill. Low yield from the vineyard is due to a special combination of natural factors one of which is the old age of the vines assuring a unique quality. Result the concentration and richness of this Barolo where the charm of Nebbiolo is fully expressed. Harmonious and very fine texture."
Sadly after this vintage, we only have one more. This Cannubi will no longer be produced after 2018. Enjoying it while we can, the Paolo Scavino 2017 Barolo Cannubi is fragrant and rich, showing a gorgeous level of aromatic purity and intensity that could not have been easy to achieve in the very hot vintage. Tones of wild cherry, blackberry, spice and sweet earth rise from the bouquet with prominence. This is a lovely wine that defies most everything we know about 2017.
This aromatic red offers floral, cherry, leather and earth notes, picking up savory juniper, tamarind and tobacco flavors for detail. Tense and linear, with firm, dusty tannins lining the finish. Best from 2025 through 2043. 257 cases made, 50 cases imported.
The 2017 Barolo Cannubi is ripe with leather, cola spice, tobacco, and dried cherry. There is building structure and grip as well as a fairly long finish that continues to dry the palate. Hold 3-5 years and enjoy 2024-2046.
The 2017 Barolo Cannubi is bright, effusive and punchy. It is also quite nervous at this stage. That won't be an issue in a few years' time, but readers should be prepared to be patient. Dark cherry, lavender, mint, cinnamon and star anise add lovely aromatic presence to this classy, mid-weight Barolo.