Red

2006 Bartolo Mascarello Barolo

Nebbiolo

  • Italy
  • Piedmont
  • Langhe
  • Barolo
Drink between 2020 - 2035 (Edit)
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Community Tasting Notes 42

  • Robmcl920 Likes this wine: 96 points

    May 16, 2020 - On the nose, the wine showed soaring, dark aromatics, with dark red cherry, licorice, tar, pine, black tea, and balsamic. On the palate, the wine was rich and powerful, with a wave of dark red fruit, spices, balsamic, and a touch of a rustic, wild animal / leather note at the back end.

    The wine retains a firm structure and noticeable tannin from the midpalate to the back end, which are relatively fine in texture, although not to the degree of some of the more recent vintages. Brisk acidity and a bit of salty minerality maintain a sense of freshness. While this bottle was more open than I may have expected given the other notes on the wine, it will benefit from aging a while longer such that the tannins better integrate.

    The '06 is a really nice bottle of Bartolo and it's fascinating to taste it soon after having some more recent vintages, because these wines very much show the vintage character. While both powerful, structured vintages that produced wines deemed classic in style, the '06 is completely different in profile than the 2010, for example. The fruit profile here is darker, there are more savory elements including a prominent balsamic note at a young age, and the tannins are a bit more rustic (hard to know if that's the vintage or the winemaking improving further over time). The '06 Bartolo actually reminds me a bit of the profile I associate with G. Rinaldi Brunate, in the dark fruit, balsamic, and more savory profile.

    3 people found this helpful Comment
  • blank blank wrote: flawed

    May 12, 2020 - Corked, horribly, soul crushingly, corked.

  • Nyccablover wrote:

    November 28, 2019 - Thanksgiving week in Piemonte; 11/22/2019-11/30/2019 (Milan, Barolo, Alba, Barbaresco): From the wine list at Dulcis Vitis. A lovely wine to have with our Italian Thanksgiving dinner - I gave thanks for how nice this was to share with friends as we reflected on our trip! Love the elegance of this classic Barolo - still quite youthful at 13 years - this can cellar for decades. Red fruits, earth and minerals - perfect balance.

    2 people found this helpful Comment
  • MC2 Wines Likes this wine:

    November 28, 2019 - Piedmont II - better and learnings; 11/23/2019-11/29/2019 (Barolo, Alba, others): Had not had much from this producer before this week, but I've been really impressed with everything I've had. Most of the wine producers have gotten very caught up in the MGAs but here it's the standard blend from across vineyards. There's always a certain elegance to the wine. Some red fruits. Some minerals. Very clean in structure. I enjoyed this quite a bit. It was opened and decanted and I think got better and better with every sip.

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  • dream Likes this wine: 94 points

    August 3, 2019 - Beautiful nose of dark fruits, truffles and iodine. After an hour open, it began to drink quite well with delicious black cherry fruit and crunchy acidity. Still quite tannic on the finish but already showing great red spice notes. I like where this wine is heading. 94+

    2 people found this helpful Comment
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Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2006
  • Type Red
  • Producer Bartolo Mascarello
  • Varietal Nebbiolo
  • Designation n/a
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  • Country Italy
  • Region Piedmont
  • SubRegion Langhe
  • Appellation Barolo
  • UPC Code 899332001065

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  • Pending Delivery 56 (2%)
  • In Cellars 2,325 (80%)
  • Consumed 538 (18%)

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