Giuseppe E Figlio Mascarello Barolo Villero 2003
Editorial Reviews for Giuseppe E Figlio Mascarello Barolo Villero
Huge dried fruit tones on the nose with notes of menthol, asphalt, deep, toasty black spices, tar, and a fine rose stem top note – On the palate this is rich and velvety with fine grained tannins and lovely, perky acids filling the mouth wit dense, juicy fruit. This really is powerful yet remains elegant with impressive depth and complexity. The finish is layered with excellent rosehip, licorice, forest floor, and spice tones and very long. 95pts
Big dried fruit tones on the nose balanced by mint and rose petals with a soft suggestion of white chocolate sweetness – a bit smooth on the palate with good acids and softening tannins supporting rich raspberry fruit that covers the tannins nicely. This has that same sort of chocolatey sweetness on the palate as well and finishes a touch short 89pts
This has an intense perfume of smoldering cigar, cigar ash, cherries in alcohol, prune and burnt orange rind. In the mouth there is a lot of weight here with rich fruit flavors and none of the bitter tannins many of these 2003's are showing. Bright and juicy with a lush, round feel and a backend built on extract and ripe tannins. this may lack the balance and purity of the very best vintages but is surely among the finest wines of the vintage. 2013-2028 92pts
Roses and prunes in alcohol greet the nose with some minor background tones of spicy herbs, this comes of as a bit simple and low intensity. In the mouth there is a nice fresh acidity and small tannins that give this a round freshness to the raspberry liquor fruit, though there is not much detail. The finish is clear and fresh with gaining tannins balanced by an edge of fruitiness. A solid but uninspiring showing. 87pts
Decanted this wine several hours in advance. After 6 hours, the wine was still tight, but had a complex nose of bright fruit, strawberries, a bit charcoal and nice finish. After an additional two hours, the wine really opened up and kept going. A nose of oranges, plums and mint. The taste was very complex, with cherries that turned to plums, a touch of Glycerin, tar, and long finish with class and finesse. Wonderful.