Massolino Barolo 2016

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Wine Spectator
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The Wine Advocate
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Gary Walsh
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Antonio Galloni
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MANE201612 UCAU
$109.99 Per item
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AWARDED #7 IN WINE SPECTATOR MAGAZINE'S TOP 100 WINES OF 2020. First produced in 1911, the fruit for Massolino’s classic cuvée is selected from seven sites across roughly seven hectares of prime-sited Serralunga vineyards. The most important of these sites—Briccolina, Collareto, Broglio and Le Turne—are dotted around the town itself; Le Turne borders Margheria while Collareto lies next to Vigna Rionda. So quality real estate, folks—especially at this price. The 2016 also includes a little declassified fruit from Massolino’s Parussi Cru. Vine age varies from 10 to 55 years old. Importantly, 2016 was the first year that Massolino’s Barolo wines were fermented in large wooden casks, or tini (previously the wines were fermented in concrete). This cuvée spent around 18 days on skins and the final blend spent 30 months in large Slovenian oak casks. The notes below speak for themselves (as does the wine!) One of the best examples of this wine we have shipped.
AWARDED #7 IN WINE SPECTATOR MAGAZINE'S TOP 100 WINES OF 2020. First produced in 1911, the fruit for Massolino’s classic cuvée is selected from seven sites across roughly seven hectares of prime-sited Serralunga vineyards. The most important of these sites—Briccolina, Collareto, Broglio and Le Turne—are dotted around the town itself; Le Turne borders Margheria while Collareto lies next to Vigna Rionda. So quality real estate, folks—especially at this price. The 2016 also includes a little declassified fruit from Massolino’s Parussi Cru. Vine age varies from 10 to 55 years old. Importantly, 2016 was the first year that Massolino’s Barolo wines were fermented in large wooden casks, or tini (previously the wines were fermented in concrete). This cuvée spent around 18 days on skins and the final blend spent 30 months in large Slovenian oak casks. The notes below speak for themselves (as does the wine!) One of the best examples of this wine we have shipped.

Scores & Reviews

95 / 100

Wine Spectator

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. Best from 2023 through 2045.

94 / 100

The Wine Advocate

“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.”

93+ / 100

Gary Walsh

“Invariably an excellent wine, and most often one that will delight with bottle age. It’s a beautiful and finely wrought expression of Barolo. Red fruits, flowers, some sweet spices, liquorice root. Medium-bodied, clear and bright, a fine dusting of tannin, some spice and dried herb, and a cool and precise finish of good length. It’s not, perhaps, the longest of most intense of wines, but it lays on the charm so convincingly. And, I suspect, there’s a bit more goodness to be let out of the bottle.”

92 / 100

Antonio Galloni

“Massolino's 2016 Barolo is a gorgeous wine that brings together all the best qualities of the year. Bright and pliant, yet with terrific structural intensity, the 2016 is a wonderfully complete, harmonious Barolo that will delight readers for the next 15 to 20 years. Dark cherry, plum, lavender, spice, menthol and licorice add striking shades of nuance. Massolino's straight Barolo is a fabulous wine in its peer group.”