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31 Ratings
Bartolo Mascarello Barolo

Wine Details

Varietal

Nebbiolo

Style

Red

Region

Italy

Wine Description

(2011 Vintage) For all lovers of Barolo, of whatever level and orientation, it is an absolute “must” to ring the doorbell at number 15 Via Roma and to be welcomed into the office of this vignaiolo, as he loves to call himself. Bartolo Mascarello, who makes ironic comments on all of the wine-scene happenings of the Langhe while he is absorbed in drawing and colouring a sketch for one of his inventive Barolo labels, all the while issuing the bon mots for which he is notorious, has seen them all parade by, for everybody does come by, from noted politicians, to writers, journalists, and artists, but also, and in particular, legions of winelovers, who consider Bartolo (Barolo) Mascarello a symbol, the tenacious defensor fidei--“the last of the Mohicans” in his words--, living testimony of a history and a particular character of wine that survive from very long ago

Expert Reviews
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  • International Wine Cellar
    (2001 Vintage) Rating: 93(+?) - As reviewed by Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar on Nov-04.
  • International Wine Cellar
    (2000 Vintage) Rating: 92/100 - As reviewed by Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar on Nov-04.
  • Wine Spectator
    (2000 Vintage) Rating: 95/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 02/28/05.
  • International Wine Cellar
    (1995 Vintage) Medium red. Redcurrant, strawberry and tar on the nose. Shows good density and sweetness but is currently shocked by the recent bottling. Today, I don't find quite the depth and complexity of flavor this wine showed from barrel two years ago, but this is a difficult moment for tasting this wine. Sound acidity kicks in on the firm finish. Will need at least four or five years of additional bottle aging.
  • Robert Parker
    (1995 Vintage)