1971 Bartolo Mascarello Barolo

- 1.88L
98
VM
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$2,799.00
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Product ID
82052-1.88-AI

Wine Critic Reviews:

Maria Teresa Mascarello made one of the wines of the vintage in 2016. Her 2016 Barolo is soft and sensual, but also quite hushed - as many wines are in this vintage in the early going. Medium in body with silky tannins and exceptional balance, the 2016 has so much to offer, but it is also going to require quite a bit of time to be at its very best. Just after bottling, the 2016 was more generous and rich, but it is decidedly closed today. I wouldn't dream of touching a bottle before age ten, and even that will be early for a super-classic Barolo. Rose petal, mint, crushed flowers, anise and blood orange develop with time in the glass, but the 2016 is a Barolo for readers who can afford to be patient.

Vinous Media | 98 VM

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Vintage 1971
Format 1.88L
Color Red
Country Italy: What are the first things that come to mind when thinking about Italy and Italian culture? There's one thing that nearly everyone tends to mention, it's the food - and where there's fine food, there is almost always fine wine. Italy is the most prolific wine region in the world, outclassing even France in terms of production quantity. Even if you're a complete wine novice, you have almost certainly heard of names such as Barolo and Barbaresco, Italy's most famous wine styles. When it comes to soil composition and other geographical characteristics, Italy offers a lot of diversity, and this never fails to show in the wines themselves.
Producer Mascarello: Few wineries can capture the spirit and grace of classic Barolo quite like Cantina Mascarello Bartolo. The estate is currently headed by Maria-Teresa Mascarello, daughter of legendary viticultural visionary Bartolo Mascarello, and the talent seems to have transferred completely between generations. This cozy 5-hectare property is home to some of the most dedicated viticultural traditionalists you'll find anywhere, and it's those old-fashioned methods that turn their wines from great to heavenly. The familiar pale rubs color greets you as you make your pour, and the wine unfurls slowly in your glass. The second you take a sip, a cascade of flavor descends on your tastebuds, threatening to overwhelm your senses with pleasure. The perfectly ripe redcurrant leads the dance, followed smoothly by Amarena cherries.
Rating 98 VM
Region Piedmont: Italian culture values the unbreakable bond we share with family and very few things showcase that connection quite like a shared meal. Therefore, it's only natural that wine would also take its place as an important cultural aspect. Fine Italian produce always goes well with a variety of dishes, and that makes these wines an incredibly popular choice among wine enthusiasts who appreciate a good get-together. The foothills of the Alps help define this region's significantly colder, continental winter climate, but during the summer, the conditions are similar to the region of Burgundy. Flavor-wise, this region has a mind-boggling variety to offer. Not only is there a healthy selection of approved grapes to work with, but the soil often varies from estate to estate, letting every wine stand out. Expect to encounter powerful notes of rose petal flavor, spices, cherries, dried herbs, anise, and many more. Every bottle has a story to tell. Those of you with a tendency to hoard and collect fine wines will be especially intrigued, as Piedmont wines tend to mature extremely well, developing nuance and becoming more and more delicious as time goes on.
Type of Wine Barolo: Barolo have cemented their spot as one of Italy's most famous and desirable achievements, decorating the cellars of every serious wine collector. While the grape they're made from is rather dark and dusty-looking, the elixir that comes from this varietal is an almost crystal clear, light red, like a pair of seductive lips glistening in the candlelight.
OWC No
Varietal Nebbiolo
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