Robert Parker 93
“The 2011 Barolo Margheria is a dark and powerful wine with toned muscle support and structure that holds it tightly together. Fruit for this wine is sourced from 50-year-old vines planted in the clay and calcareous soils that characterize Serralunga d’Alba. Some 7,600 bottles were produced. The wine opens to dark concentration and bold aromas of blackberry, plum, spice and campfire ash. I would suggest a 10-15 year drinking window for this hot-vintage Nebbiolo.”
Anticipated maturity: 2018-2030
Iron, smoke, spices, rose petal, lavender and mint meld into a core of dark red fruit in the 2011 Barolo Margheria. Here, too, the style is all about finesse, nuance and complexity. Firm tannins convey an overall impression of classicism. The Margheria is the most classic of the wines in the Scavino range. Three years in cask, with natural malos the spring after the harvest are among the choices that give the Margheria its unique personality. This is a terrific showing from the Margheria, a wine that has blossomed considerably since I last tasted it.
Anticipated maturity: 2018-2036