Mascarello Giuseppe e Figlio

Strada del Grosso 1
12060 Castiglione Falletto (Cuneo)
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“The Wine Advocate” N° 149 – 31/10/2003
Robert M. Parker jr.

Mauro Mascarello: The Wines 1999 – 2001
Mauro Mascarello releases his wines later than most in the zone, and consumers are more likely to find the 1998’s in the market at the present. The Barolo botttings from Santo Stefano and Monprivato are much worth looking find, as is the Barolo Riserva Ca’ d’Morisso, the selection the producer makes from his monopole vineyard of Monprivato. The next offerings to be marketed however, are a strong group as well. The 2001 Barbera d’Alba Santo Stefano, with aromas of plums, trufles, and underbrush, offers much length and freshness on the palate, but is slightly backward and tight. Anticipated maturity. 2005-2009. The 2001 Barbera d’Alba Codana, with a deeper, spicier nose, is also sweeter, richer, and longer in flavor. Anticipated maturity: 2004-2009. The 1999 Barolo Santo Stefano, a dark garnet with a penetrating nose of raisins, chocolate, tobacco, and black cherries, is sweet and jammy on the palate with a licorice/tar finish. It too is tightly knit and will need some time to shed a few tannins. Anticipated maturity: 2006-2016. The 1999 Barolo Villero, floral and balsamic in aroma, is a big, strapping. muscular example of Barolo, dense and intense with chewy tannins and can be consumed from 2006 to 2018. The 1999 Barolo Bricco is notably different on the nose, with notes of plums, tobacco, and minerals. As concentrated as Villero, it is riper, sweeter, more velvety and caressing, but with a depth that suggests that this too is a wine to wait for, to drink between 2006 and 2020. The 1999 Barolo Monprivato, a vineyard to which Mauro Mascarello has dedicated his life, shows some ruby with its dark gamet. The nose is quìte complex, with much mint, spice, anise, and dried roses, and the concentrated, Iicorice-laced fiavors, mouthfilling and with a significant tannic clout, are quite plush and sensual, but long and strong as well. Anticipated maturity: 2006-2022. A Ca’ d’Morisso selection will be made in the 1999 vintage, the first since 1995, bui its release is somewhere over the horizon. Various American importers including:
William Deutsch, White Plains, NY; tel. (914) 251-WINE and Polaner Selections, Mt Kisco, NY; tel. (914) 244-0404

MAURO MASCARELLO 2001 BARBERA D’ALBA CODANA ($45.00) 89
MAURO MASCARELLO 2001 BARBERA D’ALBA SANTO STEFANO ($31.00) 88
MAURO MASCARELLO 1999 BAROLO BRICCO ($83.00) 91
MAURO MASCARELLO 1999 BAROLO MONPRIVATO ($88.00) 92
MAURO MASCARELLO 1999 BAROLO SANTO STEFANO ($76.00) 89
MAURO MASCARELLO 1999 BAROLO VILLERO ($80.00) 90