Massolino Barolo DOCG 2013
First produced in 1911, the fruit for Massolino's classic cuvée is selected from seven sites (inc. Briccolina, Collaretto, Broglio and Le Turne), representing roughly seven hectares of prime Serralunga vineyards. The oldest vines that feed this bottling are 55 years old (the youngest are 10), and it spends 24 months in large Slavonian oak casks. An outstanding value that showcases the finesse of Serralunga to a tee.
The Wine Front – Red fruits, sweet almonds, spiced biscuit, roses and herbs. Medium bodied, supple and almost juicy red fruits, cool acidity, almond biscuit again, some new leather, but fragrant and energetic from front to back. The tannin is ample, but not forbidding, and the balance and length is spot on. Here’s a wonderful vintage for Massolino. Classic. Get into it.
In a mixed or straight case: $82.64