The 2011 Barolo is a very expressive wine with more determination and muscle than you usually get in the wines of Bartolo Mascarello. The bouquet opens to plush flavors of red fruit and cherry with grilled herb, tobacco and mineral delineation. Its structure is yielding and round and the finish is ripe with soft fruit flavors. Make no mistake, it doles out complexity and an ethereal sense of balsam herb, cola and licorice that is the hallmark of this historic estate with a tiny garage winery in the town of Barolo. The alcohol reading here is 14.5% compared to 14% in the 2010 vintage. The Bartolo Mascarello winery continues faithfully in its long-standing promise of delivering classic expressions of Nebbiolo in its purest form. Among Maria Teresa Mascarello's new releases, I was absolutely smitten by her work with the easy-drinking Freisa grape.
UPCOMING Sept 18, 2019 | Terracotta Wine Dinner @ NHAU (Viet’ Restaurant)
We’re excited to host the second annual Terracotta wine dinner ft. Vietnamese cuisine after the success of the first one last year.
The pairing dinner will take place at NHAU.
Hidden Winemaker Crafts The World’s Most Expensive Barolo
I’d never heard of Bartolo Mascarello two years ago, and I was definitely not an Italian wine fanatic. Perhaps I never had a “good” one. By “good”, I mean something I liked and that held my interest.
- Cass Lam
Meeting The King Of Barbaresco In His Italian Castle
A few weeks ago, I found myself sitting in Gaja's lavish castle in Barbaresco awaiting the tasting of its new releases while being half of the world away from home Hong Kong, where was facing a political crisis. From out of nowhere, Angelo Gaja, looking e