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Web Only - 200798 Dark ruby red color. Very rich aromas of wild berry, plum and mushroom turning to grilled meat. Full-bodied, with supervelvety tannins and wonderful ripe fruit on the palate that gives you a strawberry, cherry and vanilla aftertaste. Long and complex. Youthful. Hard not to drink now.--1997 Italian blind retrospective. Best from 2009 through 2019. 40 cases made.
June 200195 The surreal 1997 Barolo Cannubi boasts a saturated ruby/purple color, and an exquisite bouquet of black fruits, lead pencil, minerals, smoke, and licorice. Full-bodied and opulent, with obvious tannin, this structured, muscular, viscous, formidably concentrated effort will be at its best between 2004-2020.
International Wine Cellar
November 200093+ Full deep red. Roasted red fruit liqueur and a nutty surmaturite on the nose. Sweet, silky and wonderfully deep; chewy with extract. Quite powerful, but the wine floral quality contributes a measure of delicacy to the flavors. All of these Scavino '97s were obviously made from superripe grapes, and are rather low in acidity, but this wine manages excellent vinosity. Finishes very long, surprisingly youthful and ripely tannic.
October 200591 Dark ruby. By comparison the 1997 comes across as relatively straightforward. It is a richly concentrated, lush Barolo showing intense aromas and flavors of over-ripe jammy, and stewed fruit, with a persistent roasted character and a note of burnt sugar. While it lacks the complexity and length of the very best vintages, the 1997 is drinking well now and should last at least another ten years.