Cantina Bartolo Mascarello

Barbera d'Alba

9.318 ratings
9.23 pro ratings
Alba, Cuneo, Piedmont, Italy
Barbera
Top Notes For
Chris MacLean

Lots of fruit and good acidity. Versatile and delicious. Complexity peaking out.

Lots of fruit and good acidity. Versatile and delicious. Complexity peaking out.

May 20th, 2019
Antonio Galloni

Founder, Vinous

9.3

Wow. What a rock star Barbera. So pure and nuanced. Meant to only drink half the bottle, but that idea did not last for long. Super and super delish.

Wow. What a rock star Barbera. So pure and nuanced. Meant to only drink half the bottle, but that idea did not last for long. Super and super delish.

2 people found it helpfulAug 7th, 2018
Devin Bostick

Asian Lilly, soft hibiscus, non-acidic raspberry, touch vanilla, slight low fire caramel (eccentric but you’ll see) smell, color is a thick raspberry purple, the attack is straight forward and balanced, there is a maltiness that encompasses the raspberries that have a juicy profile with limited acid, green coffee tastes, the malt sticks to the end and lets the acids construct as the taste fades leaving a subtle metallic essence at the finish - in all fairness the balance is so perfect in a way that I feel that it’s my tongue and not the wine. I think that’s an important comment as with the right tongue this is perfection.

Asian Lilly, soft hibiscus, non-acidic raspberry, touch vanilla, slight low fire caramel (eccentric but you’ll see) smell, color is a thick raspberry purple, the attack is straight forward and balanced, there is a maltiness that encompasses the raspberries that have a juicy profile with limited acid, green coffee tastes, the malt sticks to the end and lets the acids construct as the taste fades leaving a subtle metallic essence at the finish - in all fairness the balance is so perfect in a way that I feel that it’s my tongue and not the wine. I think that’s an important comment as with the right tongue this is perfection.

Sep 20th, 2019
Jerome Sabbagh

Amazing

Amazing

Jul 1st, 2019
Freek Welter

@Antonio Galloni you are right! Super well balanced and almost sexy in style. Refined and fruity! Hands down!!

@Antonio Galloni you are right! Super well balanced and almost sexy in style. Refined and fruity! Hands down!!

Dec 22nd, 2018
Stephen Osgood

ALL DAY.

ALL DAY.

Apr 20th, 2018
Ahmed Deria

Juicy, appetizing red fruit, nice acid and just all around pleasant and delicious with a red sauce Italian meal

Juicy, appetizing red fruit, nice acid and just all around pleasant and delicious with a red sauce Italian meal

Feb 4th, 2018
Charles Hudson

Really awesome!

Really awesome!

Dec 28th, 2017
Ken Wu

At home with orecchiette with sausage and kale (and pesto)

At home with orecchiette with sausage and kale (and pesto)

Jan 5th, 2019
Web Bond

Web had this 2 years ago

Web had this 2 years ago

Dec 5th, 2017