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Barolo, Bartolo Mascarello 2006

Grape VarietyNebbiolo

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Colour Region Vintage Wine Size Cs Bts Price IB GBP Per Score
Italy2006Barolo, Bartolo Mascarello

6 bottle Original Carton

BT05325.00bt98 AG5433.3333333333398.0098.00Barolo, Mascarello, Bartolo0.75
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Tasting Notes

Bartolo Mascarello Retrospective: 1958-2010. While the 2004 is a finessed wine, the 2006 Barolo is all brute power and intensity. Raw and explosive, with tons of underlying structure, the 2006 simply dazzles from the very first taste. With time in the glass, a host of dark, balsamic-inflected notes start to blossom. Even so, the 2006 is a wine to bury in the deepest corner of the cellar and forget about for at least another 5-10 years, as it is very much still on the ascent. What a wine.

Antonio Galloni, vinous.com, November 2016

The 2006 Barolo is flat-out great. It possesses dazzling inner perfume, intense color, beautifully nuanced fruit and a classic, austere young-Barolo profile that will allow it to age gracefully for decades. The 2006 is shaping up to be a gem. Drink 2021-2046.

Antonio Galloni, vinous.com, February 2011

Mascarello's 2006 Barolo boasts great purity and density in a round, harmonious expression of fruit that emerges from a mid-weight frame. Silky tannins frame the intensely fragrant, dark red fruit as this exceptionally elegant, refined Barolo shows off its pedigree. The finish is long, clean and refreshing, suggesting the wine has many years of very fine drinking in store for readers who are lucky enough to own this bottle. Proprietor Maria-Theresa Mascarello describes 2006 as a hot year. The Nebbiolo harvest here began earlier than normal, on the 23rd of September, the same as 2005. That said, the 2006 Barolo has retained the classic, mid-weight style that readers have come to expect from Bartolo Mascarello.

Antonio Galloni, Wine Advocate (187), February 2010
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