Giuseppe E Figlio Mascarello Barolo Monprivato 1970

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The nose here presents and intriguing blend of lighty floral, more lily, aromatics with smoky tones reminescent of prosciutto and preserved meats w... Read more

This was popped and poured close to 11pm as we were running out of wine. We were all blown away by how dark this wine was, intense colot concentrat... Read more

The inaugural vintage of Monprivato and as Mauro recounts, the inaugural vintage of the newly created Ca d’Morissio Riserva! How is that you ask? W... Read more

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Editorial Reviews for Giuseppe E Figlio Mascarello Barolo Monprivato

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065203,906
4.00 5
09/22/2008

The nose here presents and intriguing blend of lighty floral, more lily, aromatics with smoky tones reminescent of prosciutto and preserved meats with developing notes of cigar ash, green herb, and some duck flesh. Very round in the mouth with lots of soft, ripe tannins and good balancing acidity the fruit begins as a touch pruny and the tannins seem drying and astringent. The wine, though poured late in the evening, remained a bit tough and the long finish with it's deep medicinal and licorice tones offeres the greatest peak into what will come with time. I wish I had the opportunity to whatch this develop more completely as I gave the impression of being very youthful and with much more to come.


Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065203,906
4.50 5
09/22/2008

This was popped and poured close to 11pm as we were running out of wine. We were all blown away by how dark this wine was, intense colot concentration though showing appropriate age. The nose is deep and intensely layered, not as profound as some of the other wines but I got a sense that this would have really unfolded and reevealed so much more had i planned ahead. In the mouth there ids an austere attack which is followed by a dense, tightly wound core that revealed itself oh so slowly, one layer at a time flavors of tobacco, licorice, dark berry fruit, and some roasted herb revealed themselves. the finish reveals a strong licorice vein that tied the poalate together. What a great iwne, can't wait for the nxt bottle.


Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065203,906
4.50 5
03/23/2009

The inaugural vintage of Monprivato and as Mauro recounts, the inaugural vintage of the newly created Ca d’Morissio Riserva! How is that you ask? Well this was a trial of sorts using the best vines from Monprivato in an effort to produce something special, something that would transcend the vintage. The vines Mauro selected for this bottling were 100% Michet clones. In subsequent vintages through 1985 both the Rose and Lampia clones made up part of Monprivato and in fact the Rose clone was the predominant clone. In the late 80’s Mauro began a long process that saw it’s first fruit only with the 1993 vintage, a 100% Michet bottling from the finest vine stocks. In other words, the 1970 Monprivato. As Mauro relays the story it was in fact Maninie Berk of the Rare Wine Company who discovered this odd twist to the story. So how was the wine? On the nose this was also brilliantly fresh with a touch of fleshiness and a deep core of smoky, earthy, dark fruits that had an edge of the sweet/sour tones one gets from a candied apple. As it evolves the nose gained a slightly feral gamy/mineral tone that just added to it’s appeal On the palate this was absolutely seductive with a resolved, integrated feel that lent this a plushness that was cut but the brilliant acidity. This too has a slight medicinal edge that offers contrast to the sweet ripe fruits. A lovely bottle that will gain from a few years in the cellar. 2009-2019 94pts

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