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Barolo, Giuseppe Mascarello, Monprivato, 1999

Brilliant ruby laced with garnet. Deep bitter black licorice aromas mingle with tar and and minty chocolate over brilliant fruit. Firm and extremely layered on the palate with an amazing silky texture to the significant tannins. The dark, brooding fruit is blended with bitter amari notes balanced by a unique dry sweetness. A lively minty note expands on the finish of tar, bitter chocolate and spicy tannins. A really fine, classic Barolo. Just beginning to wake up, you don’t need to be in any hurry to drink this beauty.