International Wine Cellar | Rating: 89(a blend of Villero, Monprivato and Santo Stefano di Perno, which Mascarello previously made during the 1990s; Mascarello compares it in structure to the Villero but notes that he kept the best fruit for that bottling to showcase the Villero terroir ): Palish medium red. Enticing aromas of raspberry, pomegranate, licorice, graphite and mint. In a leaner but fresh, even pungent, style, with good spine to its flavors of red berries, mint, spices and flowers. Not deep but nicely juicy. Mascarello makes this wines to improve his crus (the Monfortino grapes in here, for example, were picked after a day of rain), but though this wine shows only modest complexity, I find its tannins less dry than those of the 2009 Villero.Author: Stephen TanzerIssue: November/December 2013
Wine Spectator | Rating: 92An elegant version, with strawberry and cherry flavors that take on accents of tobacco and black tea. Vibrant and juicy, delivering a long, refreshing finish. Needs time for the tannins to soften. Best from 2017 through 2030. 1,350 cases made.Author: Bruce Sanderson
Wine Advocate | Rating: 94The 2009 Barolo (aged three years in botte grande and one year in bottle) opens with a crystalline, ruby color and shows extreme focus and precision. Rosehip, forest berry, wild mint, lightly toasted pine nut, dried ginger and underbrush all appear on the ever-changing bouquet. The wine is extremely finessed and silky on the close with beautiful menthol freshness at the end. In Barolo tradition, fruit was normally sourced from many vineyards. The concept of single vineyards is relatively new. In keeping with tradition, this Barolo sees fruit from the Canubbi, San Lorenzo, Rue, and Rocche di La Morra vineyards.Author: Monica Larner
Piedmont, which literally means “foot of the mountain,” produces some of Italy's finest red wines. Its clay, limestone, and sand soils are home to the legendary and wines, made from the extremely age-worthy variety. Dolcetto and Barbera are considered to be more “workhorse” varieties, and produce the largest quantity of wine. The region is tucked in the cool northwest corner of the country, surrounded on three sides by the Alps. Fog often blankets the region, ensuring long, cool growing seasons.
Collector Data For This Wine
- 180 bottles owned
- 28 collectors