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Barolo Riserva Giuseppe Mascarello 1961

Editorial Review by Gregory Dal Piaz:

From the subtlety of the 1964 we moved on to the wild power of 1961 with a feral nose rich in tobacco, leather and blue slate tones this was deep and grabbed your attention but lacked the layered complexity and clarity of the 1961. In the mouth this was still tannic and youthful to a degree but the soft acidity give this a more aged feel. There is plenty of dark, roasted fruit here in a very big, very powerful, very ripe style that has nutty notes of oxidation creeping in around the edges. The fruit is bold and spicy with shockingly bold fruit but this lacks the finesse and balance of the best wines of the evening. It’s an excellent wine, and on it’s own might be swoon worthy but in this esteemed company it comes off as a bit blocky, clumsy and soft. 2009-2019 91pts

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Varietal: Nebbiolo
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Giuseppe E Figlio Mascarello:
Since time immemorial Nebbiolo has been the most highly-prized vine and the wine-growing emblem of Alba and the Langa, and when it is matched with a great wine-making terroir it is capable of expressing itself at sublime levels in wines of remarkable personality, intense bouquet, great smooth tannins, and outstanding possibilities of evolution and resistance over time. The members of the Gius... Read more
Since time immemorial Nebbiolo has been the most highly-prized vine and the wine-growing emblem of Alba and the Langa, and when it is matched with a great wine-making terroir it is capable of expressing itself at sublime levels in wines of remarkable personality, intense bouquet, great smooth tannins, and outstanding possibilities of evolution and resistance over time. The members of the Giuseppe Mascarello family have been growing wines for more than a century and a half, first as farmers running the Manescotto estate in the village of La Morra for the marchesa Giulia Colbert Faletti di Barolo, and then on their own property since the late 1800s. Read less

Editorial Reviews for Barolo Riserva Giuseppe Mascarello

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065219,707
4.50 5
03/23/2009

From the subtlety of the 1964 we moved on to the wild power of 1961 with a feral nose rich in tobacco, leather and blue slate tones this was deep and grabbed your attention but lacked the layered complexity and clarity of the 1961. In the mouth this was still tannic and youthful to a degree but the soft acidity give this a more aged feel. There is plenty of dark, roasted fruit here in a very big, very powerful, very ripe style that has nutty notes of oxidation creeping in around the edges. The fruit is bold and spicy with shockingly bold fruit but this lacks the finesse and balance of the best wines of the evening. It’s an excellent wine, and on it’s own might be swoon worthy but in this esteemed company it comes off as a bit blocky, clumsy and soft. 2009-2019 91pts

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