Giuseppe Mascarello Barolo Monprivato 2013

Giuseppe Mascarello Barolo Monprivato 2013
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This is one of Barolo's most iconic estates, and a lifelong highlight of tasting wines during a visit to VinItaly in Piedmont...'Proprietor Mauro Mascarello makes some of the most compelling, traditional wines in Piedmont. Mascarello’s signature Barolo, Monprivato, rarely shows well when young, yet it has a proven ability to transform magically in the bottle, something I have witnessed first-hand with more vintages than I can remember. The irony is that by the time the wines start showing well they are long gone from the market or have appreciated dramatically in price.' Wine Advocate (the lesson here is...buy this wine now, cellar it and have a profound experience down the road...)
The Mascarello estate is located in the village of Castiglione Falletto, and has been owned by the Mascarello family since 1904. The Monprivato vineyard is a prime hillside site stretching over 15 acres at 280 metres above sea level, in the heart of the Barolo wine-growing area and dates back to 1666. It produces a Barolo wine with excellent body, a subtle bouquet, delicate tar, a lingering aftertaste and an unmistakable elegance with the ability to age well while maintaining extraordinary youth and freshness. The Monprivato cru is only bottled - with a numbered label - in outstanding and excellent vintages. Any vintages which are not considered to be up to this extremely high quality standard become part of the normal Barolo, while others are sold as Nebbiolo Langhe. We tasted Monprivato for the first time at VinItaly and it was the finest Barolo of the trip.
Category Red Wine
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Country Italy
Region Piedmont
Appellation Barolo
Brand Giuseppe Mascarello
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Wine EnthusiastElegant and fragrant, this radiant wine opens with classic Nebbiolo aromas of forest floor, crushed herb, dried rose, wild berry and a whiff of new leather. The focused, ethereal palate sneaks up on you, offering red cherry, spiced cranberry, wild strawberry and licorice alongside firm, refined tannins. Bright acidity lends balance, energy and tension. It's still youthfully austere so give it time to develop even more complexity. Drink 2023-2033.

Kerin O'Keefe, November 1, 2018
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Wine SpectatorA perfumed style, boasting floral, cherry, kirsch and licorice flavors. Slightly chewy, yet elegant overall, with fine balance and a lingering finish of macerated cherry, earth and tobacco notes. Shows fine length and intensity, leaving an essence of mineral. Best from 2021 through 2043. 1,941 cases made.

Bruce Sanderson, April 30, 2018
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Wine AdvocateThese wines from Mauro Mascarello and his family all need more time to open, but rest assured they are heading down the right path. Like the others, the 2013 Barolo Monprivato is taking its sweet time. The wine opens to a brilliant ruby hue. This beautiful color intensity and even tonality is very characteristic of this cooler vintage. The wine is still on the nervous side, with tight tannins and cooling acidity. But it is also very elegant and fine in terms of its aromatic output. It will gain more volume and intensity with time. My score seeks to underline where this wine will be in a decade or more.

Monica Larner, June 29, 2018

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