Cantina Bartolo Mascarello

Barolo Nebbiolo

9.41046 ratings
9.4426 pro ratings
Barolo, Cuneo, Piedmont, Italy
Nebbiolo
Top Notes For
Weijie Shi (Jay)

Hands down. Perfect Barolo in my opinion. Started to showing tertiary notes. Decades of life ahead. What a treat!

Hands down. Perfect Barolo in my opinion. Started to showing tertiary notes. Decades of life ahead. What a treat!

May 7th, 2019
Antonio Galloni

Founder, Vinous

9.5

A great showing. Gains tremendous depth with time in the glass. Stellar!

A great showing. Gains tremendous depth with time in the glass. Stellar!

Apr 12th, 2019
David T

Independent Sommelier/Wine Educator

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.

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.

Mar 10th, 2019
Tracy Hall

Pop and pour. The nose is beautiful, the wine is awesome. No rough edges, smooth and balanced. This is how a wine should be every time you pull a cork.

Pop and pour. The nose is beautiful, the wine is awesome. No rough edges, smooth and balanced. This is how a wine should be every time you pull a cork.

Feb 21st, 2019
Brian McMahon

Sales Polaner Selections

10

En mag

En mag

Feb 2nd, 2019
Conrad Green

Soft, expansive and open. Pretty red fruit and roses, leather notes, tobacco, iron and black tea. Lovely stuff and drinking really well now

Soft, expansive and open. Pretty red fruit and roses, leather notes, tobacco, iron and black tea. Lovely stuff and drinking really well now

Nov 30th, 2018
Bill Bender

Amazing house. A personal favorite contributed by @Eric LaMasters that I thought was just this side of ready. Young red fruit profile and vanilla.

Amazing house. A personal favorite contributed by @Eric LaMasters that I thought was just this side of ready. Young red fruit profile and vanilla.

Nov 25th, 2018
Shay A
9.4

Night 1 of the Fall WNH event in San Antonio. What a killer start to the extended weekend, all courtesy to Shawn and Jennifer for hosting! Tonight was Italian wines.

More baked pie notes from red and black fruit than previous wines. Cherries jubilee on the nose. Old rose and violet and a muddled herbal raspberry note. Very unique. Both sweet and tart on the palate. Extremely balanced. Thanks for bringing
@Eric LaMasters .

Night 1 of the Fall WNH event in San Antonio. What a killer start to the extended weekend, all courtesy to Shawn and Jennifer for hosting! Tonight was Italian wines.

More baked pie notes from red and black fruit than previous wines. Cherries jubilee on the nose. Old rose and violet and a muddled herbal raspberry note. Very unique. Both sweet and tart on the palate. Extremely balanced. Thanks for bringing
@Eric LaMasters .

Nov 9th, 2018
Conrad Green

Bright cherry, intense plummy fruit with violets and wild herbs. Real supple clean fruit with lovely acidity. Young, but very approachable if primary now. Excellent.

Bright cherry, intense plummy fruit with violets and wild herbs. Real supple clean fruit with lovely acidity. Young, but very approachable if primary now. Excellent.

Nov 2nd, 2018
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