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2016 Massolino Barolo

2016 Massolino Barolo

92 Points Antonio Galloni's Vinous
2016 Massolino Barolo
92 Points Antonio Galloni's Vinous

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A beautiful Barolo in an elegant but textural style. This Massolino is powerful with beautiful depth, a fine structure and real finesse. Delivering harmony with charisma in the relatively masculine style of this area, Massolino commands and transports the palate. Will age well, but its balance and generosity will makes it decantable now with some rich red meat. Supreme!

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$69.99 in mixed 6+ or $77.99 per bottle

Overview

Grape

Nebbiolo

Its Origins

Massolino are among the foremost Barolo producers, with deep history in Serralunga d'Alba. Giovanni Massolino founded the estate in 1896 and was also the first to bring electricity to his village. Son Guiseppe and daughter Angela were likewise ahead of their time, in 1934 extending holdings in what are now regarded as some of Barolo's best crus - Margheria, Parafada and Vigna Rionda. Whilst channelling their tradition, Massolino also utilise the heavier clay soils of Serralunga to bring a satisfying breadth, density and structure to their Barolo’s - which, balanced against their extreme refinement and expressive clarity - make them almost incomparable for the price.

What The Critics Say

92/100 Vinous, 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. Vineyard sources include Briccolina, Collareto, Brolio and Le Turne." Drink 2023 - 2036

17++/20 JancisRobinson.com, Walter Speller

"Grapes come from their Serralunga d’Alba holdings, as well as from Parussi in Castiglione Falletto. Total maceration time around 18 days. Beautiful lustrous ruby. Lifted and concentrated and with a touch of oak, but subtly done and with a hint of cumin. Generous yet fresh and tightly wound with chewy tannins, balanced by integrated, fresh acidity. Can be approached now, but has plenty of potential. Should be VGV. (WS)." Drink 2020 - 2028

Stats & Food Matching

  • Variety

    Nebbiolo

  • Colour

    Red

  • Region

    Piedmont

  • Closure

    Cork

  • Volume

    750ml

  • Maturity

    2020 - 2036

This Wine Goes Well With

with BEEF
with GAME
with STRONG CHEESE

Taste

4

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If for any reason you are not entirely happy with your order or you suspect that they may be affected by a quality issue, please do not hesitate to contact us and we will remedy the problem straight away. Contact us on 0800 422 767.

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