Head-Turning: 2011 Bartolo Mascarello Barolo

Posted by Joe Salamone

2011 Bartolo Mascarello Barolo

"Maria-Teresa Mascarello's 2011 Barolo is gorgeous."
-Antonio Galloni, Vinous Media

When talking about Bartolo, it's impossible not to focus on the über-traditional methods. Maria Teresa Mascarello is fond of saying they're "The Last of the Mohicans."

However, what really stands out is their detail and elegance. In bigger vintages like 2011, Mascarello's ability to render wines of such grace and finesse really distances them from the pack. These are some of the most precise and compelling 2011s.

We chase Mascarello's Barolos down every vintage. They are head-turning expressions of Nebbiolo. Few wines deliver as much depth, soul and mystery. They are stirring Barolos.

At their best, the 2011s offer beautiful immediacy of experience with plenty of poise. Antonio Galloni captures the vintage well when he writes: "the 2011 Barolos continue to surprise. Radiant, open and already quite expressive, the 2011s show terrific potential."

Bartolo's 2011 stands out with the best of the vintage. There's a surprising rigor, lift and clarity of expression. It offers plenty of drive and bright nuance.

The aging curve for Bartolo Mascarello's Barolos is epic. Even in a mid-term drinking vintage like 2011, the wine will have no trouble seeing its 20th birthday.

To order, please email us at offers@crushwineco.com or call the store at (212) 980-9463.

Joe Salamone
Wine Buyer
Crush Wine & Spirits

2011 Bartolo Mascarello Barolo