Wine Advocate | Rating: 98The 2010 Masseto is truly monumental, leaving you breathless and wordless all at once. Once you sip the wine, it takes a few minutes before you grasp the enormity of its beauty and potential. You almost have to wonder how enologist Axel Heinz could conceive of a wine this beautiful - and how did he execute it? I could wax poetic for hours: Dark cherry, chocolate, baking spice and tobacco smoke lift off the bouquet in thin veils and magical puffs. The quality of the aromas is exceptional, but again, the seamless integration is what makes Masseto a protagonist of Italian wine. No matter how much time goes by, that beauty will remain firmly etched in your memory bank. Anticipated maturity: 2015-2030.Drink Dates: 2015 - 2030Author: Monica LarnerIssue: 208
Vinous | Rating: 100A wine of extraordinary purity, silkiness and finesse, the 2010 Masseto has it all. The flavors are bright, precise and exceptionally pure, but it is the wine’s total balance that is utterly compelling. What more can I ask from a wine? Absolutely nothing. There is often something magical about cooler, later-ripening vintages at the estate. The interplay of more moderate conditions with the inherent power of these sites can yield wines of profound beauty and brilliance. The 2010 is all that, and more.Drink Dates: 2016 - 2036Author: Antonio GalloniIssue: Jan 2017
JamesSuckling.com | Rating: 98The 2010 vintage was tricky with the weather, but Masseto excelled. This is very exceptional on the nose. Opulent and so Merlot with black olive, chocolate mousse, minerals, and lavender. Full body, with chewy tannins and a long long finish. This is so pure. Harvest was made mostly the first week of October. So it was very late. Can't wait to taste it in bottle.Author: James SucklingIssue: Monday, April 9, 2012
Wine Spectator | Rating: 95Features an alluring bouquet of ripe cherry, autumn woods, truffle and graphite. A taut, elegant version, firmly structured, with dusty, assertive tannins on the finish. This is developing slowly and should go the distance. Merlot.—Non-blind Masseto vertical (October 2017). Best from 2022 through 2045. 360 cases imported. — BSDrink Dates: 2022-2045Author: Bruce SandersonIssue: Web Only - 2018
Ornellaia, a Cabernet, Merlot, Cabernet Franc blend which debuted in 1985, is the estate's signature wine. Le Serre Nuove, which requires less aging and displays a more fruit forward style, is something of a "second wine" and joins Le Volte, a Sangiovese, Cabernet, Merlot blend, as wines at a younger age.
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The rolling hills of Tuscany are home to ancient vines that grew wild long before modern times. is the variety of the region's best-known wines, and Chianti. In recent years, “Super Tuscans"—blends including non-native Bordeaux varieties—have gained in popularity and acclaim. The region's Mediterranean climate, with its warmer average temperatures, provides ideal conditions for the development of rich, structured, and age-worthy wines.
Collector Data For This Wine
- 292 bottles owned
- 52 collectors