Old-School Piedmont Meets Historic Vintage
2010 Bartolo Mascarello Barolo
"The 2010 Barolo is one of the most striking, hauntingly beautiful wines I have ever tasted here... Readers who can find the 2010 should not hesitate." -Antonio Galloni
Galloni gets to the heart of the matter: Bartolo Mascarello's 2010 Barolo is absolutely stunning - and nearly impossible to find.
Today's offer represents over six months' worth of chasing after this wine. Nevertheless, this is a tiny parcel that will sell out quickly.
Mascarello's production is small - only around 1,000 cases for the world. He's one of the legendary old-school producers of Barolo. In great vintages like 2010, the wines simply disappear.
When I look at my cellar inventory, the bottles of Bartolo Mascarello are easily among the most cherished.
Bartolo Mascarello's Barolos are some of the greatest and most soulful wines in the world. Now in the hands of Bartolo's daughter Maria Teresa, the estate has continued to produce head-turning and soulful Barolos. I can confidently say that she is now turning out Barolos at the same level as her father's incredible wines from the 60s and a great stretch of 80s vintages (82, 85, 89.)
The 2010 seems absolutely destined to be among the greats in this estate's history. Beyond their mystery and deep soulfulness, the thing that always stands out about the wines is their precision and finesse. The '10 takes this to the next level. There's such a purity of expression, elegance and overall harmony.
I'm going to cut this short. Everyone knows the deal with Bartolo Mascarello and 2010 Barolo. I've tried to keep this list very small, but it's impossible for me not to imagine allocating this tonight.
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Antonio Galloni, Vinous Media: "The 2010 Barolo is one of the most striking, hauntingly beautiful wines I have ever tasted here. Mysterious and slow to show its cards, the 2010 impresses for its inner perfume, sweetness and exceptional overall balance. Today the striking fruit and classic, austere elements of the vintage take turns in dominating the wine's balance. The 2010 was always magnificent in barrel. It is equally spectacular from bottle. Readers who can find the 2010 should not hesitate. Ideally I wouldn't dream of touching a bottle until age 15 or so, although I doubt I will personally have the discipline to follow my own advice!"