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Giuseppe E Figlio Mascarello Barolo Monprivato 1988

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91 WANorthern Italy Red 3-6 week arrival

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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
89065213,193
4.00 5
09/22/2008

This opens downright stinky full of big ass notes and spicy leather tones that recall an attractive woman working out in a leather bodysuit. Much is right here but some choices may be yielding questionable results! The nose cleans up with some airing but never loses that bit of stink. Notes of oyster shell and leather eventually compete with a touch of cigarette ash and raw beef on the nose. In the mouth there is sweet fruit up front followed by a taut if shallow mid-palate that has a cool, elegant feel with balanced structural elements that offer up a very refreshing mouth feel. A touch of rusty earth on the mid-palate and a long lingonberry finale are solid if uninspiring but then, after about 40 minutes of air, the wine gains a bright pop of sweet fruit across the mid-palate. With some additional time this very well might have cleaned up a bit more, other examples of this wine have shown that to be the case. 90pts



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