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  • Producer ranking ?

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  • Decanting time

    2h
  • When to drink

    now to 2040
  • Food Pairing

    grilled lamb

97 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

 The 2004 Barolo Riserva Rocche dell’Annunziata has developed beautifully since I last tasted it a few years ago. That said, I am amazed how bright and primary the fruit still is. Sweet, perfumed aromatics lead to a core of silky fruit as this elegant, pedigreed Barolo emerges from the glass. The tannins are exceptionally refined all the way through to the finish, while the French oak is virtually imperceptible. What remains is a gorgeous, fruit-driven Barolo that captures the essence of the Scavino style at its best. The wine should enjoy a long drinking window to age 25 and quite likely longer (AG).  (2/2010) 

96 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar

 The 2004 Barolo Riserva Rocche dell'Annunziata is a real head-turner. Silky, round and impeccable in the glass, the 2004 fleshes out with exceptional purity and density. Time in bottle has given the 2004 a bit more volume, but the wine is stunningly beautiful, as it has always been. Rose petals, dark red cherries, mint and sweet spices give the finish its textured, super-expressive feel. Since 1990 the Scavino family has produced a number of stunning wines from this grand cru La Morra site; the 2004 is one of the best (AG). (5/2015) 

96 points Vinous

 The 2004 Barolo Riserva Rocche dell'Annunziata is a real head-turner. Silky, round and impeccable in the glass, the 2004 fleshes out with exceptional purity and density. Time in bottle has given the 2004 a bit more volume, but the wine is stunningly beautiful, as it has always been. Rose petals, dark red cherries, mint and sweet spices give the finish its textured, super-expressive feel. Since 1990 the Scavino family has produced a number of stunning wines from this grand cru La Morra site; the 2004 is one of the best. (AG) (5/2015) 

94 points Wine Spectator

 Beginning to shed some of its tannins, this is mellowing nicely, exhibiting rich cherry, raspberry, spice and tobacco notes. Supple in texture, showing just enough grip to keep its focus, with a lingering tobacco finish. Best from 2013 through 2027.  (4/2012)

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The Story

In 1998, just a few years into the new regime, Scavino brought the Slavonian oak back, abandoning the sole barrique protocol for a more balanced approach—one year of aging in barrique, followed by one year in cask. He didn’t merely reinstate it, however, having come to believe that the wine that is Barolo requires both barrique and cask. He also extended the maceration period for his Barolos by two to three days. In effect, this transitional stage in Scavino’s production philosophy reduced the vigilant attention that had previously been accorded the cellar. With the cellar no longer serving as the pivotal focus of the process, heightened attention was directed towards the vineyard, resulting in Scavino’s practice of extreme yield restriction.

While this modified take on modernism has been in effect for a significant period, the estate may continue to reach back further yet. For her initial solo venture—a 2006 single-vineyard Barolo (representing Via Nuova Vineyard), Paolo’s daughter Elisa opted for manual pumping over and punchdowns rather than rotary fermentation, despite the fact that her father privileges this method’s user-friendly properties and ability to extract a more substantive degree of polyphenolic material than the older approach. She also referenced the more recent past in her use of 100 percent new Taransaud oak.

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Latest Pro-tasting notes

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Tasting note

color

Deep, Ruby red and Bright

ending

Long, Lingering and Vibrant

nose

Intense, Complex, Ripe and Generous

taste

Average in Acidity, Perfectly balanced, Full-bodied, Harmonious, Focused, Elegant and Drying tannins

Verdict

Impressive

Written Notes

Good looking normal size bottle. Colour is ruby red, and looking bright and deep. On the nose it is open, intense, wide, complex, refined, ripe and generous. The taste is harmonious, focused, fruity, elegant, vivid, refined, with silky tannins, drying tannins, and average in acidity, full-bodied and with perfectly balanced structure. The finish is long, lingering and vibrant. This wine is impressive. Perfectly stored bottles are still very worthy and will last well for another 10-15 years and decant at least 2h before tasting.
- (Created by Tb)
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Origin

Barolo - Castiglione Falletto, Piedmont

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