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G. MASCARELLO BAROLO MONPRIVATO 2003

G. MASCARELLO BAROLO MONPRIVATO 2003

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The great Giuseppe Mascarello surely needs no introduction, as his famed Barolo Monprivato rarely disappoints. The 2003 is another fantastic wine that continues a string of many and is one that can be appreciated a little sooner than cellar-bound gems as the 2001 and 1999.

"The 2003 Barolo Monprivato is made in an atypically big, powerful style loaded with ripe fruit supported by plenty of structure. It boasts an enticing palate presence and a uniquely intense personality. The classic Monprivato notes of ripe cherries, roses, minerals, flowers and herbs are present, but they don’t have the clarity and precision of the finest vintages. In 2003 Mascarello was more severe than normal in his green harvesting of the vineyard as he wanted to lighten the load on his plants to reduce their stress. He was also helped considerably by the compact, moisture-retentive soils. Readers who prefer more classically-styled versions of Monprivato may want to revisit the 1999 and 2001 although Mascarello told me he prefers the 2003 to the 2001. Anticipated maturity: 2008-2023. Mauro Mascarello is one of the few producers who prefers his 2003 Barolos to his 2001s as he finds they have more power and intensity while also maintaining finesse and a sense of classicism. The wines certainly have more power, but I am not sure I would agree they have more finesse. In any event, his 2003 Barolos are among the best of the vintage, in particular the Santo Stefano di Perno and Monprivato. " 93 points Antonio Galloni (Robert Parker's Wine Advocate)



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