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2008 Bartolo Mascarello Barolo
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93(+?) Points | International Wine Cellar , November/December 2011

(from fruit picked beginning on October 18, about a month later than the 2007 harvest):  Good medium red.  Aromas of sour cherry, licorice, menthol and savory soil.  Silky, juicy and intense but quite imploded and understated today.  In fact, this is brutally closed, with substantial tongue-coating tannins that will only be resolved with long cellaring.  The very long, slowly building finish shows lovely aromatic dark berry character and excellent lift.  I'd forget this one for a decade.

96+ Points | Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate

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