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Tight and clay driven on the nose, which also features aromas of rosehips, hot tar, fennel and wild strawberry. This is a pretty powerful wine, dee... Read more
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 th... Read more
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... Read more
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Editorial Reviews for Giuseppe E Figlio Mascarello Barolo Villero
Tight and clay driven on the nose, which also features aromas of rosehips, hot tar, fennel and wild strawberry. This is a pretty powerful wine, deep round and balsamic with very clear, lovely minerality, balsamic and floral highlights to the rusty red fruit all coming together in a light tight finish. There’s a beautiful ripeness to the tannins here with a little baking spice on the moderately long finish. This is decisive and elegant. 93pts
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
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
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
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
Wow, what an ever changing nose full of smoke, minerals, tarry herbs, spicy herbs with notes of turmeric, fenugreek, roses and a hint of sweet onion. In the mouth this is brilliantly ripe yet so precise with knife edge balance that give the tight yet seamless fruit a real sense of finesse. The raspberry fruit gives a racy impression across the mid-palate with some peach pit tones on the backend that leads to a long finish. Really special purity to this wine. 2014-2045 96pts
This opens with a wonderfully pure rose note that gains west clay and damp chalk tones. With air leather and pink peppercorn get added to the mix. In the mouth there is an underlying sweetness balanced by bright acids and stiff yet minor tannins. The cranberry and wild strawberry fruit is elegant and hints at a bit of spice and blood orange. the finish is moderately long with a cleansing, refreshingly astringent finale. A strong showing for this complete Barolo. Drink 2010-2022 91pts
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.
Unbelievably delicious. It's been a while since I had this one, but I remember being floored by it. I've never had a Barolo that I haven't loved.
The finest Barolo I've ever tasted, which is no mean feat..
External Reviews for Giuseppe E Figlio Mascarello Barolo Villero
Strawberry jam dried lavender and hints of rosemary on the nose. Medium- to full-bodied with lightly stewed fruit velvety tannins and a subtle fresh strawberry aftertaste. This evolves wonderfully into a thoroughly balanced and pretty red. Best after 2011. -JS Wine Spectator.
The 2004 Barolo Villero presents a light to medium-bodied expression of Nebbiolo. Silky refined tannins support a soft core of sweet raspberries strawberries and spices. Although the wine put on weight in the glass this remains a relatively round approachable wine in this vintage. Anticipated maturity: 2010-2024. -Antonio Galloni Robert Parkers Wine Advocate.
Good full deep red. Perfumed cherry and black fruit aromas are complicated by camphor tar menthol and crushed herbs. Juicy and expressive delivering an impression of intensity without excess weight. Sour cherry and herb flavors are joined by a whiff of leather. Perhaps the least complex but most accessible of these 2004s finishing with rather suave tannins and a late note of bitter chocolate. Stephen Tanzers IWC.
Good full, deep red. Perfumed cherry and black fruit aromas are complicated by camphor, tar, menthol and crushed herbs. Juicy and expressive, delivering an impression of intensity without excess weight. Sour cherry and herb flavors are joined by a wh... Stephen Tanzers IWC. A Nebbiolo wine from Piedmont in Italy. 2004 Mascarello, Giuseppe Barolo Villero 750ml
Strawberry jam, dried lavender and hints of rosemary on the nose. Medium- to full-bodied, with lightly stewed fruit, velvety tannins and a subtle fresh strawberry aftertaste. This evolves wonderfully into a thoroughly balanced and pretty red. Best af... Wine Spectator. A Nebbiolo wine from Piedmont in Italy. 2004 Mascarello, Giuseppe Barolo Villero 750ml
The Villero vineyard site produces Nebbiolo that's more austere on the palate. With age, the fruit will express itself with a complexity that's typical from producers of this caliber. Classic aromas of rose petals, tar, spice and dark berries. Add to this the mineral component and you'll be asking for seconds.
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