2001 Barolo

Bartolo Mascarello

90Average Score
flagNorthern Italy / Italy

The 2001 Barolo (from magnum) offers up licorice, tobacco, smoke, plums and prunes. The fruit has begun to fade, yielding to early tertiary scents as this medium-bodied wine continues to open up over time. The 2001 has more than enough depth and persistence to drink well for a number of years, but it is also more forward than I expected. Stylistically, the 2001 is on the delicate side, and does not appear to be built for the long haul. This is a period when the Mascarello wines were inconsistent, something proprietor Maria-Theresa Mascarello has addressed in a big way over the last few years. As it turns out, I also tasted a magnum of the 1993 next to the 2001 and found it much more youthful, rich and ageworthy. There is little question which of the two vintages I would prefer to own. Anticipated maturity: 2012-2021. Apr 2012, www.robertparker.com

Antonio Galloni, Vinous    Score: 88/100

Bts-0 Immediate | 8 Marketplace£518.00
Mags-0 Immediate | 3 Marketplace£1,035.00
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    Label: Damaged
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