2001 Giuseppe Mascarello, Barolo, Monprivato (RT Not Rated) The lightest hued Barolo of the night, super mentholated, high toned and laced with chalky, shrill notes. No matter how much time in the glass, this never fleshed out, nor gained an iota of interest. Hard, closed and defiant. Judgment deferred for a number of years down the road. Those who follow Monprivato know it is a wine with a reputation of being fickle in its youth, especially in structured vintages. I remain confident we found Monprivato to be in that off mood this night, it just needs lots of time. It may just rival the superb ’89, ’90 or ’99 someday, but that day is down the road. Drink 2021-2041+