Cantina Bartolo Mascarello

Barolo Nebbiolo

9.4981 ratings
9.3407 pro ratings
Barolo, Cuneo, Piedmont, Italy
Nebbiolo
Top Notes For
Bob McDonald

At Grossi Florentino in Melbourne a week ago. Forgot to photograph the bottle so added via Search. Sandy bitter tannins as one expects from Barolo of this young age especially from a cooler year like 2012. Nose reminiscent of McBarens Plum Cake pipe tobacco which I smoked at University 45 years ago! Medium weight palate with some tar evident with earthy minerality Finishes with some austerity reflective of the vintage.

At Grossi Florentino in Melbourne a week ago. Forgot to photograph the bottle so added via Search. Sandy bitter tannins as one expects from Barolo of this young age especially from a cooler year like 2012. Nose reminiscent of McBarens Plum Cake pipe tobacco which I smoked at University 45 years ago! Medium weight palate with some tar evident with earthy minerality Finishes with some austerity reflective of the vintage.

Sep 22nd, 2018
Conrad Green

Very intense and dark. Focused. Still quite tight. Exceptional fruit but still so young. Incredible. Very pure and spectacular but hard to know when this will open up. Huge potential.

Very intense and dark. Focused. Still quite tight. Exceptional fruit but still so young. Incredible. Very pure and spectacular but hard to know when this will open up. Huge potential.

Aug 30th, 2018
Antonio Galloni

Founder, Vinous

9.6

The best bottle of the 1971 I have ever had. Tremendous fruit intensity, power and depth, with none of the barnyard flavors that afflict many bottles. What fine, aged Barolo from this era is all about. Superb.

The best bottle of the 1971 I have ever had. Tremendous fruit intensity, power and depth, with none of the barnyard flavors that afflict many bottles. What fine, aged Barolo from this era is all about. Superb.

Aug 10th, 2018
Conrad Green

Slightly cloudy. Shrill sour cherry. Lovely purity. Bright and lifted fruit.

Slightly cloudy. Shrill sour cherry. Lovely purity. Bright and lifted fruit.

Jun 29th, 2018
Conrad Green

Plummy with sour cherry on the nose. Dried wood and a pretty rose and floral note. Super pure slightly soured fruit. Great precision on the midpalate with extraordinary fruit for a 50+ year old wine. Great.

Plummy with sour cherry on the nose. Dried wood and a pretty rose and floral note. Super pure slightly soured fruit. Great precision on the midpalate with extraordinary fruit for a 50+ year old wine. Great.

Jun 29th, 2018
Chris MacLean

Thanks again to @Francesco Petroli for bringing this ringer! Too young but so great anyway.

Thanks again to @Francesco Petroli for bringing this ringer! Too young but so great anyway.

May 27th, 2018
Scott Taddeo

That tannin profile is something to marvel at

That tannin profile is something to marvel at

Apr 30th, 2018
Nniccolò Contenta

Absolute perfection 😇

Absolute perfection 😇

Mar 17th, 2018
Jasmine Hirsch

Sales & Marketing Hirsch Vineyards, founder In Pursuit of Balance

9.0

The coziest place.

The coziest place.

Mar 14th, 2018
Mason Balistreri

Sommelier, International Wine Guild; Balistreri Vineyard; Sales, Joy Wine and Spirits

8.8

What the heck is the deal with nebbiolo anyways? It never really tastes like I think it will. #nebbiolo #barolo #italianwine #piedmonte

What the heck is the deal with nebbiolo anyways? It never really tastes like I think it will. #nebbiolo #barolo #italianwine #piedmonte

Mar 6th, 2018