Cantina Bartolo Mascarello

Cantina Bartolo Mascarello

Barolo Nebbiolo 2007

David T
9.4

Served Friday night with my Veal Bolognese. This only worked with this dish because it had enough time in bottle to soften and not overpower the dish. If this was served young with this dish, you would have mostly tasted only dark and rugged Nebbiolo tannins.

This was vacuum sealed and re-stored to allow me to write notes today as we had friends for dinner on Friday.

The reveals; blackberries, dark sweet and sour cherries, soft floral blueberries, cherries, black plum and hints of back raspberries, notes of cooked rhubarb on the glass edge, soft, dark tarry notes, leather, anise, whiff of graphite, limestone minerals, dark rich earth, dry brush, some dark spice, cedar, light bay leaf and herbaceous notes with dark fresh & withering florals and violets.

The body is near full but, not quite. The tannins have rounded and softened but, still have teeth and slightly, sticky tarriness. The structure and tension are just approaching a really good phase. Tannins show some velvetiness. The length and balance show beauty and elegance. This wine has 10–15 of good drinking ahead. Ripe; blackberries, dark sweet and sour cherries, soft floral blueberries, cherries, black plum, plum and hints of back raspberries, notes of cooked rhubarb on the glass edge. Dark tarry notes, leather, anise, graphite, limestone minerals, dry crushed rock powder, dark rich earth, dry brush, dark chocolate, some bold dark spice with palate heat, clove, nutmeg, very light vanillin notes, cedar, light bay leaf and herbaceous notes with blue flowers, dark fresh & withering florals and violets. Beautiful wine. The acidity is like a gentle rain shower. The finish is elegant, well balanced, floral and persists for minutes.

Photos of; Bartolo Mascarello, Maria Teresa Mascarello who run the business since her father’s passing in 2005, my Veal Bolognese made in the lighter style that is indicative of true Italian cooking and one of their beautiful hillside vineyards.
— 12 days ago

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Riserva Castiglione Falletto Barolo Nebbiolo 1961

Very pretty. Soft and pale with faded cherry, dried rose, tea like faded edges. Fruit is still lovely- very resolved and persistent. Charming. — 17 days ago

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KA
9.2

Fresh fruit and nice light acidity — 2 months ago

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Mascarello Barolo Nebbiolo 1961

Quite ruby dark. A haunting, intense nose with roses, raspberry, settled wood, black tea. This is so fine and subtle and delicious but still has wonderful balance and fruit. Exceptional. Riserva — 10 days ago

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I had the 71 Riserva last Saturday night and it was a massive wine that only started to be expressive after three hours.
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I've been lucky enough to have the '61 twice in the last couple of weeks. It's in a really beautiful place right now. I can imagine the '71 might be a pup still

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Monprivato Cà d'Morissio Riserva Barolo Nebbiolo 2010

Thought the Voerzio was the better wine as the Mascarello was thin and not showing much out of the gates. The Cap was disappointing. Had moved the secondary and tertiary flavors which was surprising given its only a 2005. — 15 days ago

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Bummer about that Cap.

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Santo Stefano di Perno Barolo Nebbiolo 2013

Brilliant. Red fruit and very aromatic with balsamic and licorice on the finish. Can’t wait to revisit in a few years.
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@Antonio Galloni you are right! Super well balanced and almost sexy in style. Refined and fruity! Hands down!! — 3 months ago

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Monprivato di Castiglione Falletto Barolo Nebbiolo 2011

G Mascarello Barolo Monprivato 2011. Drunk over two nights without decanting. Light garnet red with watery rim. Very closed the first day with notes of unripe cherry, spices and finishing with tobacco leaf. In the mouth it was almost weightless with very lean structure, medium acidity and tannins. The second night the wine gained in weight, structure and depth. It showed similar notes with the addition of dried raspberries, rose petals, liqorice and dusty minerals. The tannins were more gripping but still supported by good acidity. While the second night I enjoyed it I am not sure this is worth the price tag or if I should wait and taste it again later on to have a better experience. — 3 days ago

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Very light and pretty. Sour cherry fruit. Super clear with lifted high toned fruit. So gorgeous and floral and exciting. Wow! — 10 days 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.
— 12 days ago

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