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2003 Giuseppe Mascarello e Figlio Barolo Monprivato


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SKU: 43768-2003

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  • International Wine Cellar | Rating: 91

    ($80-$93; bottled in August) Medium red. Quite closed on the nose a month after the bottling, hinting at strawberry, mocha and musky underbrush. Then big, rich and expansive in the mouth, with a distinctly fatter texture than the 2004 if less complexity. A broad, dry wine that's huge for a Barolo from this address. Intriguing fungal nuance. Finishes with a perfumed character, but ultimately less high-pitched than usual for this superb bottling, with a narrower range of aromas.
    Author: Stephen Tanzer
    Issue: November/December 2007
  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 93

    The 2003 Barolo Monprivato is made in an atypically big, powerful style loaded with ripe fruit supported by plenty of structure. It boasts an enticing palate presence and a uniquely intense personality. The classic Monprivato notes of ripe cherries, roses, minerals, flowers and herbs are present, but they don't have the clarity and precision of the finest vintages. In 2003 Mascarello was more severe than normal in his green harvesting of the vineyard as he wanted to lighten the load on his plants to reduce their stress. He was also helped considerably by the compact, moisture-retentive soils. Readers who prefer more classically-styled versions of Monprivato may want to revisit the 1999 and 2001 although Mascarello told me he prefers the 2003 to the 2001.
    Author: Antonio Galloni
  • Self | Rating: 92

    Author: Dana G77
  • Self | Rating: 93

    Bright ruby. Popped and poured. Beautiful but slightly reticent nose of sour cherry, goudron, alcohol and dried rose petals with a touch of menthol. In the mouth, a touch of spicy and earthy sauvage notes, almost like a great burgundy. Wow is this young - majorly tannic in the mouth, but fairly far back in the palate. Tannins buffeted by bracing acidity, which keeps things in balance. Over time I am getting more strawberry notes on the nose, with a touch of earth. Very good wine, as there is the stuffing to outlast the tannins over time.
    Author: Jeff
For over a century and a half, the Mascarello family has been tending vineyards in the Piedmont region. The "Monprivato" vineyard (located in the village of Castiglione Falletto) is the crown jewel for this estate and enjoys a prime location. It resides on a hillside composed of clayey-silt marl with elements of limestone. The grapes are treated with the utmost attention from the moment they are harvested to the moment they are bottled. "Monprivato" is only created in the best of vintages.

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Collector Data For This Wine

  • 354 bottles owned
  • 66 collectors
  • Average collector rating: 93
    (Out of 66 collectors)