Cantina Bartolo Mascarello

Giuseppe E Figlio Mascarello

Monprivato di Castiglione Falletto Barolo Nebbiolo 1978

Deep reddish tawny color, mostly translucent. Floral nose. Notes of red fruit, rose petals, dark soil, smoked meat and blood sausage, and a little anise. Rich and powerful in the mouth. Still has some tannin. Gets bigger with air over the evening. This came across as a somewhat different bottle of juice than the 70 Monprivato next to it - with the 70 being more aged-Barolo like, and the 78 being more of a hearty Cote-Rotie or something. Nevertheless everyone loved this and having the two side-by-side. — 12 days ago

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Cappellano

Serralunga d'Alba Barolo Nebbiolo 1957

Still holding up. More fruit on palate than nose. Nose was more eucalyptus and dried fruit. Mascarello may have been WOTN. Not pictured ‘96 Giacosa Asilli, ‘10 Crichet Paje — 3 years ago

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Venge Vineyards

Bone Ash Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2008

David T
9.3

Follow up wine to our 07 Bartolo Mascarello on Friday night. Vacuum sealed and re-stored enough to write notes today as we had friends for dinner.

The nose reveals, floral, slightly creamy, candied with hints of stewed fruits; blackberries, blueberries, black plum, dark cherries, plum, boysenberries and dark cherries. There is a little smoke here but, if they named this wine and vineyard because their is ash on the nose and palate, it wouldn’t surprise me. Soft volcanic minerals, some anise, dark rich, turned earth, vanilla, cinnamon, hints if clove, dark spice, limestone, sweet tarriness, used leather, wood shavings, light peppery notes, light mintiness with dark red, fresh & withering dark floral and violets.

The body is full. The tannins are soft, round and velvety. The structure, tension, length and balance have hit a high point but, there is 8-10 years of life ahead. ripe; blackberries, blueberries, black plum, dark cherries, plum, boysenberries and dark cherries. Some smoke, cigar ash, soft volcanic minerals, some anise, dark rich, turned earth, vanilla, cinnamon, hints of clove, very dark spice with palate heat, limestone, dry crushed rocks, dry top soil, sweet tarriness, used leather, wood shavings, light peppery notes, light mintiness with dark red, fresh & withering dark floral and violets. The acidity is round and beautiful. The finish is rich, lush, ripe, well balanced and persists a very longtime.

Photos of, The Venge with Estate vines, inside their tasting room, Winemaker-Owner Kirk Venge and their Bone Ash Vineyard in late Winter or for us in CA, more like Springtime on a non rainy day.
— 3 years ago

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Cantina Bartolo Mascarello

Barolo Nebbiolo 2017

Cathy Corison
9.3

Smoke. High-tone aromas. Earth, not fruity — 3 months ago

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Bartolo

Merlot Blend 2013

Dark fruit with floral notes. Pronounced yet well integrated tannins, just enough acidity to keep it fresh. Hardly any sediment, no need to decant. Just beginning to show its age. Winemaker’s notes: Bartolo 2013 Merlot. Produced from the grapes in the Mann vineyard, Gilroy, California. Merlot 79%, Petit Verdot 21%. Barrel-aged for 20 months in two-year-old American oak. — 2 years ago

Comm. G.B. Burlotto

Vigneto Monvigliero Barolo Nebbiolo 2011

A 30 min decant, nose amazing, taste was seductive and my oldest Monvigliero, according to other 2011, Mascarello and Vigna Francia , this is clearly more my style! — 3 years ago

Comm. G.B. Burlotto

Barolo Nebbiolo 2014

Very impressive for the vintage. Drinking well now. Proof (along w B. Mascarello) that good producers who weren’t hit by hail made good wines. Sadly Cavallotto was wiped out, and Brovia nearly so. — 4 years ago

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Cantina Bartolo Mascarello

Dolcetto d'Alba 2020

Drew Summers
8.9

A bit darker and more brooding than I’d last remembered. A case for cellaring Dolcetto. — 7 months ago

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Giacomo Borgogno & Figli

Antichi Vigneti Propri Riserva Barolo Nebbiolo 1967

Like the ‘71 Mascarello a good cork and a high fill that is where the similarities end.
This was a stereotypical aged Barolo and I say that as a compliment. Beautiful aromas of cherries, leather ands dried leaves. This tasted very fresh due to the wonderful acid levels. Juicy cherries , mushrooms, tobacco and dried meats all fought to get the attention of my tastebuds. A finish that defied its age. Wish I had another bottle because I don’t think this one is going anywhere for years
— 2 years ago

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Ira Schwartz

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@Steve Pollack @Steve Pollack I’m going to say it was black.
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Very likely a library release. Borgogno is well known for doing this and IIRC the code on the back label will indicate such. They basically decant the bottles to remove sediment and top off with same vintage before recorking. I drank a ‘61 about seven years ago and it tasted young.
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@Jay Kline thanks for the info.

Poderi Aldo Conterno

Riserva Speciale Barolo Nebbiolo 1961

Totally different to the 61 G mascarello. Really dark and brooding. Plum, tobacco, balsamic, a hint of cinnamon. Very intense and broad with a succulent palate and astonishing intensity of fruit for a 57 year old wine. Layer upon layer of black cherry, leather, blackcurrant, dried herb. The Riserva Speciale. Some debate at the table if this is genuine or if something’s off with it. Outshone by the mascarello alongside. I like it. — 4 years ago

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