96 Points - The Wine Advocate : "Mascarello’s 2006 barolo boasts great purity and density in a round, harmonious expression of fruit that emerges from a mid-weight frame. Silky tannins frame the intensely fragrant, dark red fruit as this exceptionally elegant, refined barolo shows off its pedigree. The finish is long, clean and refreshing, suggesting the wine has many years of very fine drinking in store for readers who are lucky enough to own it. Proprietor maria-teresa mascarello describes 2006 as a hot year. The nebbiolo harvest here began earlier than normal, on the 23rd of september, the same as 2005. That said, the 2006 barolo has retained the classic, mid-weight style that readers have come to expect from bartolo mascarello."