“The Wine Advocate” N° 137 – 30/10/01 Robert M. Parker jr.
Mauro Mascarello: 1998 BAROLO MONPRIVATO – (89-91)
A silky, full-bodied, opulent effort, Mascarello’s 1998 Barolo Monprivato reveals good intensity as well as a fleshy.Up-front bouquet of licorice, tobacco, sweet cherries, melted asphalt, and rose petals. A classic Nebbiolo, this full-bodied, surprisingly soft, sliky-textured Barolo can be drunk now as well as cellared for 15 years. White not as exotic or explosive as the 1997, the 1998 is still top class..