Barolo, Cuneo

Giuseppe E Figlio Mascarello

Monprivato Cà d'Morissio Riserva Barolo Nebbiolo 1997

Recovering from a horrendous cold that I’m pretty sure I got from walking the streets of Paris last week, I decided to venture out for a “treat yourself” Monday night dinner back in Chicago.

You know that song lyric that goes, “whatever Lola wants, Lola gets”? Well, not in my case. I did want a French wine solely based on nostalgia, but settled on an Italian in a French restaurant.

With one nostril passage opened, I was able to get a very overpowering bouquet of tar (which by the way has been on my bucket list of aromatics to smell- so happy I can cross that off), earth floor, mushrooms, cedar and a bit of menthol.

Tannins are very much soft and nonexistent in this bottle- full bodied with high acidity. Medium garnet color, which was surprising based on the age. I didn’t find this as complex as some Barolos I’ve had in the past, but still found it very enjoyable. On the palate, a very surprising sweet ripeness of red plum that doesn’t linger long on the tongue. Overall- not bad for a Monday.
— a day ago

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Prunotto

Barolo Nebbiolo 2015

Cherry, raspberry, leather, tar and barnyard floor notes. Medium body, mild taleggio finish. Decanted for an hour. Paired perfectly with grilled pork chop and pork ragu cavatelli. — 7 days ago

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@Shawn Thompson Shawn sounds great, good review Cheers 🍷
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Would be a treat! Cheers! 🍷

Paolo Conterno

Riva del Bric Barolo Nebbiolo 2008

Required almost 2 hours of decanting. It was quite the experience because this Barolo continued to evolve and provide new flavours throughout the night. Plums, figs, berries, strawberries, raspberries, followed by vanilla, oak, humidor notes, earth, mild herbaceousness, truffles. Tannins are big, chewy but soft and persist for a long time. It’s a complex wine that provides gifts of new flavours that are very well integrated. — 15 days ago

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Happy new year!

Paolo Scavino

Rocche dell'Annunziata Barolo Nebbiolo 1990

Tawny, doesn’t look young. Barely translucent. Great nose. Notes of soy, roses, dark fruit, wood, and some molasses that develops with air. Still has some acidity and tannin, but with 4 hours of air this softens nicely. Good stuff. — 4 days ago

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Giovanni Manzone

Bricat Barolo Nebbiolo 2017

Doesn’t get much better than a well-made Barolo. This is my favourite grape. Earth. Leather. Tar. Forest berries. So much aging potential. So much. — 3 days ago

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@Riccardo L. Cheers 🍷

Elio Grasso

Gavarini Chiniera Barolo Nebbiolo 2008

I frickin LUV this wine ~ aromatics off the chart ~ initially palate exhibits lighter fruit patch before hitting walnut, leather & mocha — 4 days ago

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Vietti

Brunate Barolo Nebbiolo 2007

Delish Barolo! This had lots of cherry, menthol, dried herbs, licorice, tar, balsamic, leather & rose petal. — 3 days ago

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Bruno Giacosa

Barolo Nebbiolo 1967

No maggi😇 some flowers in the bouque. However, the taste is impressive: cherries, freshness, so lush and charming, soft tannins, not dry at all. The Master from Piemonte delivers! After half a century, pretty cool👍 — 6 days ago

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Cavalier Bartolomeo

Altenasso Barolo Nebbiolo 2013

A bit astringent upon opening but looking forward to seeing how it drinks later on. From the starting line notes of tobacco, musk, potpourri, dark chocolate shavings with cherry liqueur, cocoa, leather, Rosemary, and Luxardo cherries. — 8 days ago

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Mario Marengo

Barolo Nebbiolo 2013

Finally tried Barolo. Bought 2 at Eataly plus a Barbaresco and one other. Liked both of the Barolos which we had at Xmas dinner. Very nice. This one was 44.80. — 7 days ago

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