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Massolino Barolo Serralunga d'Alba 2019 750ml

SKU: 015801 ISBN: 089419004540
$64.99

Wine Information:

Country: Italy

Region: Piedmont

Sub-Region:

Appellation: Barolo Serralunga d'Alba

Variety: Nebbiolo

Type:

Size: 750ml

$64.99
It’s a beautiful sweet and savoury release with waves of crunchy blue fruits complemented by notes of charred meat and subtle iron filings. The palate is so silky and pure, with supple fruit and vibrant acidity tapering to a lovely, mouth-watering and perfumed finish. A super release and another super value.
 

The grapes come from different subzones in Serralunga and this gives them a broad and variable spectrum of aromas, ranging from tempting spicy notes to those of a sweeter, floral and fruity nature.
A variety of sensations, with a full-bodied, classic and well structured wine which ages well and perfectly represents the important character of our land.

93 points Kerin O'Keefe: "Blue flower and eucalyptus aromas shape the nose along with whiffs of new leather and dark spice. It’s elegantly structured, with taut, fine-grained tannins that accompany juicy Marasca cherry, strawberry compote and star anise. Fresh acidity keeps it balanced and bright. Drink: 2026–2034. (Apr 2023)"

92 points Antonio Galloni (Vinous): "The 2019 Barolo is a very serious wine. Readers looking for an easygoing, entry-level Barolo will not find that here. Bright and sizzling with tannin, the 2019 is going to need at least a few years to fully come together. Crushed rocks, red/purplish fruit and dried flowers emerge with some coaxing, but this is really a wine for the cellar. It is also probably the most reticent straight Barolo I tasted for this report. Drink: 2026-2037. (Jan 2023)"

90 points Aldo Fiordelli (Decanter): "Massolino classically ages all their Barolos in large Slavonian oak vessels. Fully focused on rose and violet, with fresh watermelon and a citrussy note enhanced by cinnamon and rhubarb, this Barolo is deliciously complex and classic for Serralunga, with crisp acidity and firm tannins wrapped up in flowery notes, leading to a dusty finish. Drinking Window: 2023-2045. (Jan 2023)"

17++/20 points Walter Speller (JancisRobinson.com): "Palish ruby. A subtle, lifted, cherry and cranberry nose dabbed with spicy oak notes and a hint of orange skin. Sappy, lively cherry fruit on the palate with a long, tannic grip on the finish. Fresh, long and elegant. Can be approached now. Drinking Window: 2023-2034. (11/29/22)"