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Giuseppe E Figlio Mascarello Barolo Monprivato 1978

Editorial Review by Gregory Dal Piaz:

This was superbly fresh on the nose with a touch of dried chocolate frosting adding sweetness to the dried strawberry fruit. There are layers of forest floor, seashell, tobacco, spice and herb notes here with flourishes of salad greens, dried asphalt, maduro tobacco and fresh porcini mushroom. On the palate this is bright and deep with a huge core of sour cherry fruit and brisk menthol top notes. Amazingly fresh and youthful with the dark fruit edged in a subtly sweet apricot glaze tone with hints of espresso bean, green herbs, spices, sandalwood and a huge rose nose all coming to a crescendo on the deep, long, exciting finish. A monumental wine that required coaxing and patience to allow it to reveal all it has. Still amazingly youthful. 2009-2035 95pts.

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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 Giuseppe E Figlio Mascarello Barolo Monprivato

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065213,706
5.00 5
03/23/2009

This was superbly fresh on the nose with a touch of dried chocolate frosting adding sweetness to the dried strawberry fruit. There are layers of forest floor, seashell, tobacco, spice and herb notes here with flourishes of salad greens, dried asphalt, maduro tobacco and fresh porcini mushroom. On the palate this is bright and deep with a huge core of sour cherry fruit and brisk menthol top notes. Amazingly fresh and youthful with the dark fruit edged in a subtly sweet apricot glaze tone with hints of espresso bean, green herbs, spices, sandalwood and a huge rose nose all coming to a crescendo on the deep, long, exciting finish. A monumental wine that required coaxing and patience to allow it to reveal all it has. Still amazingly youthful. 2009-2035 95pts.

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