Bartolo Mascarello Barolo 2001
"Medium amber-tinged red. Highly nuanced nose combines plum, marzipan, leather, flowers, spun sugar and nutty oak. Concentrated, juicy and bright, with lovely sweetness buffered by firm but well-integrated acidity. Gripping and tightly wound; in fact, this quickly went into a shell in the glass. But this perfectly combines the sweetness of the 2000 and the structure of the 1999...93." IWC 12/04
Editorial Reviews for Bartolo Mascarello Barolo
Musky notes on the nose are joined by subtle notes of seashells, mineral water, and light notes of asian spices and jam. In the mouth this is lovely and fresh with a bright feel and very fine tannins. Very fine notes of bitter cherry and rosehips in the mouth with subtle herb seed/coriander notes adding complexity. Finishes lean and sinewy with sneaky length.
2001 Bartolo Mascarello – very laid back nose at first revealing only wet stones and juicy plums but with airing developes bright red fruits and a bit of apple skin before turning darker and revealing some blackberry liquor, dried herbs, and cherry pie spice – real sweetness on entry with tons of licorice and pumice with notes of leather and mulling spices supporting the red berry fruit, just a touch disjointed but showing great promise
Tight structured wine. Black fruit, heavy tannins. Would like to try it again but will not buy more