Barolo tasting dinner.... This was by far and large the wine of the night. Beautiful, classic nose of violets and tar, very light on its feet with smooth, silky tannins, and a long, harmonious finish. No hard edges in this wine. Drinking beautifully right now.
I can't imagine this getting any better than it is now. Drink 2016-2020.
opened late and only got a two hour decant. started shy on the nose but eventually this silky light bodied yet intense red fruit of cherry/strawberry was impecable for balance and lenght. Enough tannins to ensure some longevity. Remarkable in that the lighter bodied elements and structure outweighed the lack balsamic influences. A Dujac type of Barolo
G. Mascarello Monprivato vertical. '82, '89, '00, '01 and '07.
Clear, pale intensity, garnet color.
Clean, developing nose with a more toasty profile than the others wines in the tasting. Medium(+) intensity with aromas of dried strawberry, cherry, violets, basil, sage, gravel dust, espresso, tobacco and wood.
Dry, medium(+) bodied with a medium acidity and high but smooth tannins. Very rugged mouthfeel with a medium(+) intensity. Cherry core, strawberry, cacao, violet and wood. The finish is medium(+) and slightly rough with notes of black olive and wood.
This was the most austere wine in the flight. Lacking the finesse and elegance of '89 and '01 but still has lot of Barolo-typicity. Will probably come together better along with food.
Wound up really tight at first needed a few hours to open up. Great aromatics, classic red floral notes and tart red fruit almost cranberry light aesthetic. This changed on the palate tremendously over 3 to 4 hours that we tried it, very tight to start almost unyielding it was a sharp and precise, later opened up to be certainly an acidic style but very delineated, with a Burgundian like elegance that is almost weightless. For me, this is Barolo!
Professional reviews have copyrights and you can view them here for your personal use only as private content. To view pro reviews you must either subscribe to a pre-integrated publication or manually enter reviews below. Learn more.