2012 Bartolo Mascarello Barolo


  • Italy
  • Piedmont
  • Langhe
  • Barolo

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  • tooch wrote: 94 points

    May 22, 2017 - Day 1 in Piedmont (Vietti, Prunotto, & Bartolo Mascarello) (Piedmont, Italy): In 2012, fruit was lost from the Rue vineyard - a primary source for their Barolo. This is significant because the Rue is has a heavy clay composition which, typically, yields fruit that provide weight & concentration to their Barolo. Given the loss of fruit, the 2012 barolo is a light vintage. Loved the aromatics - strawberries, roses, some tar, bits of mushroom, & some darker floral notes. Its palate was so silky and refined, and while it may not have the weight of many other baroli, its flavor is still concentrated. Very impressive wine.

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  • lightning commented:

    7/28/17, 4:15 AM - Thank you for the wonderful info re. 2012 vintage for Cantina Mascarello, very informative.

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