(From 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
(From 2013 Vintage) But thanks to her fine, feminine sensitivity, she has already made a personal contribution by improving the aromatics and the crisp fruit of the wines, assisted in this process by gradually bringing in new ageing casks.
Wine AdvocateRating: 96/100 - As reviewed in Wine Advocate # 92 on Apr-94
Wine SpectatorRating: 76/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 10/31/94