"Continuing in a tour de force presentation of some of the best growing sites in Barolo, the Scavino family introduces this, their second vintage, from the Ravera cru of Novello. The Paolo Scavino 2016 Barolo Ravera draws its fruit from an east-facing parcel that is one of the last to be harvested each year. The site shows cool climate conditions even in the warmer years. In a classic vintage such as this, the wine delivers pretty balance and integration. The character of the wine reflects the dark, sultry fruit qualities that we associate with Ravera—prune, plum, blackberry, tilled earth, truffle and an appetite-arousing touch of smoked bacon. That compilation of aromas is simply fantastic, and the wine shows a terrific quality of tannins, imparting inner tension, sharpness and precision."
- 97+ Points, Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
"This is all about purity of cherry and raspberry fruit, with hints of rose, mineral and wild underbrush. Very firmly structured, showing terrific balance and a long, energetic finish. Very sleek and graceful. Best from 2023 through 2045."
- 95 Points, Wine Spectator