MASSETO

2013 Tenuta dell'Ornellaia

EN PRIMEUR

A nose to lose oneself in. Broad and rich and somehow loamy, fertile, full of spice and interest. Coffee and chocolate notes, and savoury fruit and truffle too. It transports one to the vineyard, surrounded by dark woods and run by wild boar, hints of bosky mushrooms, a fecund, hot place, giving a massive wine with full-on tannins but tempered too, with subtlety and astonishing length.L&S (Sep 2016)

Duty Paid

75cl bottles (wood case of 3)

In Bond

75cl bottles (wood case of 3)

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Offers an inviting nose of black cherry, blackberry, vanilla, toast and tobacco, while sweet fruit and mineral flavors abound. Focused yet generous, with beautiful balance and a long, spicetinged aftertaste. Needs aeration to come together. Decant if you must drink now, but better to wait. Drinking range: 2019 - 2030 Rating: 96 Bruce Sanderson, The Wine Spectator (Oct 2016)

Aromas of blueberry, violet, and rose that turn to black truffle. Full body, ultra-fine tannins and very long. So gorgeous and persistent. It goes on for minutes Rating: 98 James Suckling, www.jamessuckling.com (Jul 2016)

Tasted from barrel, the 2013 Masseto is shaping up to be a super star. This edition of the wine is already more muscular and tight compared to the warm vintage expression in 2011 and 2012. This Masseto instead is linear and balanced with pretty fruit tones that are enhanced by enduring sensations of baking spice, dark chocolate and tobacco. The bouquet delivers the classic aromas you should expect of a Merlot of this high standard. The mouthfeel also shows a tight acidic vein that bodes well for the future evolution of this stunning wine. The tannins are youthful and unyielding but they also show firm structure and balance that serves to support the wine's rich extract and flavors. Rating: 95-97 Monica Larner, The Wine Advocate (www.robertparker.com) (Oct 2015)

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