Robert Parker 94+
The Bartolo Mascarello 2012 Barolo is a beautiful wine that is endowed by a deep sense of purity and clarity. What else should you expect from the producer whose name is forever linked to the definition of traditional Barolo? The wine is vibrant and elegant with an evident sense of inner grace that translates to both the nose and the mouthfeel. Silky and polished, the wine reveals delicate tones of wild rose, forest berry, licorice, dried ginger and cola. Maria Teresa Mascarello used the word “fragile” to describe this vintage and I think it is a poetically appropriate term for this wine.
Anticipated maturity: 2018-2035
Palish ruby with orange tinges. Sweet fruit with a savoury edge. Elegant palate weight and supple fruit. A tiny bit austere on the finish, but matches the fruit beautifully. (WS)
Anticipated maturity: 2018-2032
The 2012 Bartolo Mascarello Barolo is just sublime. All finesse and silkiness in the glass, the 2012 is another reminder of what makes Barolo such a sensual and alluring wine. Best of all, the 2012 is not going to require years to be at its best. It is hugely delicious right now.
Anticipated maturity: 2018-2037