Giuseppe E Figlio Mascarello

Monprivato di Castiglione Falletto Barolo Nebbiolo

9.237 ratings
9.211 pro ratings
Barolo, Cuneo, Piedmont, Italy
Nebbiolo
Lamb, Goose, Potato, Baking Spices, Beans & Peas, Hard Cheese, Turkey, Beef, Pasta, Salami & Prosciutto, Tomato-Based, Soft Cheese, Chicken, Veal, White Rice, Herbs, Mushrooms, Pungent Cheese, Pork, Game, Exotic Spices, Chili & Hot Spicy, Duck, Onion, Shallot, Garlic
Top Notes For
Stewart Cameron

Nice complexity from a great producer. But the heat of the 03 vintage comes through too much for me.

Nice complexity from a great producer. But the heat of the 03 vintage comes through too much for me.

Jan 3rd, 2015
Davis Smith

Sommelier Acquerello

8.8

Tastes a lot like Hawaiian Punch

Tastes a lot like Hawaiian Punch

Jul 31st, 2014
Helen Keplinger

Owner/Winemaker Keplinger Wines

9.3

That's more like it. Claudio "so pretty. Madame Bovary before she became a whore."

That's more like it. Claudio "so pretty. Madame Bovary before she became a whore."

Feb 16th, 2014
Rebekah Wineburg

Winemaker Buccella Wines

9.4

So beautiful!!

So beautiful!!

Feb 16th, 2014
Helen Keplinger

Owner/Winemaker Keplinger Wines

7.5

Normally love monprivato. Not my fave vintage.

Normally love monprivato. Not my fave vintage.

May 16th, 2013
Brent Young

Time Tested

03 was historically hot & dry. Did Monprivato succeed despite these conditions?

DAY 1
Served the wine with the Vinloq System which allows nitrogen to be pulled into the bottle with pouring
👀Brown/orange mixed with red
👃Cherries, tobacco, tar & roses. Some stewed/dried fruit
👅Mature. Florals and fruit are present. Light. Could use more acid. Easy to drink. Balanced

Remaining wine Slow Decanted in my fridge

DAY 10
Nice aged notes. Savory. Okay precision. Tannins are good. Kept improving in the glass

DAY 17
👃Classic & beautiful with aged notes. Finally what I was hoping for👍
👅Drinking well. Cherry. Significant tar. Savory

Similar on the 3 days, but the nose was most beautiful on DAY 17

The pedigree was apparent here in this lovely barolo despite the vintage conditions. Balance was retained with enough precision to allow the Mascarello Monprivato personality to come through👏

Time Tested

03 was historically hot & dry. Did Monprivato succeed despite these conditions?

DAY 1
Served the wine with the Vinloq System which allows nitrogen to be pulled into the bottle with pouring
👀Brown/orange mixed with red
👃Cherries, tobacco, tar & roses. Some stewed/dried fruit
👅Mature. Florals and fruit are present. Light. Could use more acid. Easy to drink. Balanced

Remaining wine Slow Decanted in my fridge

DAY 10
Nice aged notes. Savory. Okay precision. Tannins are good. Kept improving in the glass

DAY 17
👃Classic & beautiful with aged notes. Finally what I was hoping for👍
👅Drinking well. Cherry. Significant tar. Savory

Similar on the 3 days, but the nose was most beautiful on DAY 17

The pedigree was apparent here in this lovely barolo despite the vintage conditions. Balance was retained with enough precision to allow the Mascarello Monprivato personality to come through👏

Jun 19th, 2022
Mark Stephany

2003

Jan 9th, 2021
Michael Piaker

7 May 2018. Racines, New York, NY.

7 May 2018. Racines, New York, NY.

May 12th, 2018
Cathy Levy

Outstanding ...

Outstanding ...

Oct 11th, 2017
Francesco Pilo

No words for this wine! Red fruit, balsamic, spiced... there's a world of hints in this bottle! Great one! #Mascarello

No words for this wine! Red fruit, balsamic, spiced... there's a world of hints in this bottle! Great one! #Mascarello

Oct 11th, 2016