Friday 17 July 2020

1998 Barolo Monprivato, Giuseppe Mascarello

1998 Barolo Monprivato, Giuseppe Mascarello
Monprivato can in my experience be kind of a hit or miss, but this is a classic Barolo. The nose of this 98 is deep, finely tuned and multi layered with notes of dried mushrooms, violets, (over)ripe strawberries, dark candle grease and old asphalt. Very complex. Mature. Very fine.
The taste is round, velvety and fine but with a supporting dry tannin structure at the end. Fine notes of dried orange peel, dried strawberries, expensive tobacco and violets. A restrained elegance. Very, very fine. If the label have said 1989 or 1990 I would have been glad, for that is what I would have guessed if I was poured this blind. A tad advanced for a 98, but all the same a very fine Barolo.
94p   (tasted 2020/07)

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