A great sunset and a great wine. Who could ask for more? This week the 2016 Massolino Barolo stole the show. Strong aromas and flavors of cherry with notes of leather and other earthly delights. Beautifully structured tannins that are still tightly wound and will blend in beautifully with additional years of aging. Glad I bought another bottle! Definitely looking forward to opening this again in a 5 years.
2016 Massolino Barolo ($59.99)
4.2 Vivino Stars (600+ Reviews)
#7 Wine Spectator Top 100 of 2020
“A stream of pure, juicy cherry fruit is at the heart of this red, along with mineral, tobacco and wild herb notes. Firm and tightly wound, with a matrix of dense, refined tannins for support. All the elements are in the right proportions, this just needs time.” (WS 95 Pts.)
“The classic Massolino 2016 Barolo sources its fruit from Serralunga d’Alba, although a tiny percentage of Castiglione Falletto is part of the blend. This wine is linear and tight, with an arsenal of important Nebbiolo aromas ranging from red cherry and cassis to spice, smoke, licorice, dried ginger, rusty nail and blood orange. What really stands out is the structural importance of the wine. It delivers firmness and strength, while allowing the delicate side of the grape to coexist without interference.” (WA 94 Pts.)
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