Sadly, we are seeing the last vintages of this wine that is expected to be discontinued after the 2018 vintage. The Paolo Scavino 2016 Barolo Carobric represents a historic blend of fruit from Rocche di Castiglione, Cannubi and Bric dël Fiasc. Because the lease on Cannubi was not renewed, Carobric lost one of its fundamental building blocks. Cannubi brought richness, generous flavors and textural suppleness to the final blend. If you are a fan of this wine, I suggest you stock up on this vintage that is poised to be one of the most memorable and age-worthy among this group of final releases. This classic vintage is rich with dark fruit, licorice, truffle-infused earth and a pretty touch of sweet hazelnut cream.
97 points, Monica Larner, Wine Advocate (Jul 2020)
The blend for this wine, first produced in 1996, is based on fruit from Rocche di Castiglione with smaller contributions from Cannubi and Fiasco. Carobric is exuberant in the 2016 vintage, brimming with flavors of fresh red berries and blood orange. Bright acidity draws the intense flavors together as notes of licorice and spice resonate on the finish.
96 points, Wine & Spirits (Dec 2020)
The 2016 Barolo Carobric is fabulous. Nervous and tightly wound, the Carobric offers up a beguiling mix of crushed flowers, herbs, mint and red berry fruit. There is a feeling of explosive energy that runs through the 2016 that gives its tremendous appeal. Carobric, a blend of fruit from Rocche di Castiglione, Cannubi and Bric del Fiasc, is a bit less showy than some of the other Barolos in the Scavino range, but it has historically aged beautifully. I expect that will be the case here as well.
95+ points, Antonio Galloni, Vinous (Feb 2020)