Massolino 2012 Barolo – 375mL
100% Nebbiolo | Alc: 14% – Smooth & Supple
Serraluna d’Alba, Piedmont, Italy
Massolino 2012 Barolo – The grapes come from different subzones in Serralunga and this gives them a broad and variable spectrum of perfumes, ranging from tempting spicy notes to those of a sweeter, floral and fruity nature. On the palate, a variety of sensations, with a full-bodied, classic and well structured wine which ages well and perfectly represents the important character of the land.
It achieves its best expression when served with red meats, particularly game, and with dishes dressed with truffle. It is also excellent with fresh egg pasta and meat sauce, and with risotto, as well as medium-mature cow’s milk and goat’s milk cheeses.
“Massolino delivers the right stuff with this classic expression of Nebbiolo. The 2012 Barolo is slightly plump and succulent. That more-robust characteristic is commonly found in this vintage. The wine offers a steady stream of black fruit, licorice and smoke-like aromas. The tannins are medium in strength, and the wine delivers more dark-fruit richness on the finish.” 90 Pts – Wine Advocate
“Very pretty aromas of terra-cotta, ripe fruit and hints of chilies. Full body, round and silky tannins, bright acidity and an attractive combination of citrus and plum. Drink or hold.” 93 Pts – James Suckling
“Saturated with cherry, strawberry, white pepper and mineral flavors, this red is lean yet intense, offering a fine balance between dusty tannins and sweet fruit. Best from 2019 through 2035” 91 Pts – Wine Spectator
“This fragrant, juicy red opens with scents of perfumed blue flower, ripe black-skinned berry, leather and dark baking. The chewy palate offers fleshy black cherry, crushed raspberry, cinnamon, star anise and a hint of mocha alongside well-integrated tannins. Drink 2019–2024. Cellar Selection.” 93 Pts – Wine Enthusiast
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