Here at Vignaioli, not only do we read the English-language wine writers but we also follow the Italians. After all, who knows their wines better than they do? We were thrilled to see this tasting note by one of Italy’s top wine bloggers, Fiorenzo Sartore, on the 2011 Giorgio Scarzello Barolo. Our blog master has translated it here.
As far as I am concerned, lists of “top” and “best” wines should be about labels that you just can’t resist buying. And here’s a great example: The 2011 Barolo by Giorgio Scarzello. It has great depth, spice, complexity, and is such a classic expression of austere “Baroloness.” It has all the components that a wine like this should have in abundance. Then comes the rush of flavor in the mouth. It’s so wide-reaching that it’s hard to describe. It’s almost intimidating, in fact. The perfect balance of this Nebbiolo lands it squarely and firmly among those wines that you just can’t forget.
(Italy’s number one wine blog)