The 1999 Barolo Cannubi wraps around the palate with serious depth. Texturally, the 1999 is impeccable, but at the same time, it is also incredibly powerful and rich to the point of not being particularly expressive to site. Tar, smoke, mocha and black fruit are some of the many notes that flesh out in the glass. The influence of French oak is felt more strongly here than in any other of the 1999s. I imagine the Cannubi will enjoy at least another decade of fine drinking. "
Anticipated maturity: 2012-2024
Robert Parker 93
1999 Barolo Cannubi-Medium ruby. Scavino’s beautiful 1999 Barolo Cannubi expresses all of the classic notes of this historic site in its nuances of flowers, spices, tar and this producer’s signature sweet super-ripe fruit. It is a wine of remarkable harmony, deftly balancing superb concentration and length with the finesse that defines Scavino’s finest wines. As is typical of the Barolos of Cannubi, it should offer a broad drinking window. The 1990 and 1989 which I reported on last year (see Issue 5) were still quite youthful and full of life at ages 15 and 16 respectively. 93+/drink after 2008, 04/06