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Giuseppe E Figlio Mascarello Barolo Monprivato 1982

Editorial Review by Gregory Dal Piaz:

Young and tarry on the nose. Mauro had asked me when I decanted the wines. When I replied that it had been about 2 hours he told me next time I should consider 5 or 8 hours and in his experience 12-18 hours in a cool cellar is really the ideal time to allow these wines to fully open up! This opened slowly but most likely would have benefited from an additional several hours though the intense aromas of dried rose faded in the glass leaving notes of coffee bean and wet cigar but over dark, iron and black spice tinged fruit with big notes of sweet mint wafting in and out of the glass. In the mouth this was elegant with big, bright acids and wonderfully integrated tannins. This had a finesse that most of the other wines lacked yet while it was smooth and dark it never really revealed its fruit in a clear and obvious way. A wine with a very good future and still very youthful. 2009-2030 93pts

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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
89065214,168
4.50 5
03/23/2009

Young and tarry on the nose. Mauro had asked me when I decanted the wines. When I replied that it had been about 2 hours he told me next time I should consider 5 or 8 hours and in his experience 12-18 hours in a cool cellar is really the ideal time to allow these wines to fully open up! This opened slowly but most likely would have benefited from an additional several hours though the intense aromas of dried rose faded in the glass leaving notes of coffee bean and wet cigar but over dark, iron and black spice tinged fruit with big notes of sweet mint wafting in and out of the glass. In the mouth this was elegant with big, bright acids and wonderfully integrated tannins. This had a finesse that most of the other wines lacked yet while it was smooth and dark it never really revealed its fruit in a clear and obvious way. A wine with a very good future and still very youthful. 2009-2030 93pts

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