A beautiful Barolo in an elegant but textural style. This Massolino is powerful with beautiful depth, a fine structure and real finesse. Delivering harmony with charisma in the relatively masculine style of this area, Massolino commands and transports the palate. Will age well, but its balance and generosity will makes it decantable now with some rich red meat. Supreme value!
93/100 Huon Hooke, July 2019 (2015 Vintage)
"Medium to full brick-red colour, showing some development. Ironstone, rocky, earthy mineral aromas, the palate is very dry, quite firm and dense. Full-bodied, with power and length. A definite step up from the Langhe Nebbiolo in complexity and depth. Very long and drying, with great sapidity. (The fruit is all from 10-55 year-old vines in Serralunga. Spent 24 months in large Slavonian oak casks of 4, 000-10, 000 litres) Drink 2019 – 2037."
92+/100 Gary Walsh, The Wine Front, May 2019 (2015 Vintage)
"Savoury, with tea, tar, thyme but pretty too, red fruits and sour cherry. Middle-weight, sappy freshness, red fruits in the main, fine dusty tannin, crisp and moderately long to close. Very nicely done, and more to come. Barolo 101, in the best sense."
91/100 Antonio Galloni, Vinous (2015 Vintage)
"The 2015 Barolo is bright and beautifully focused, with lovely red berry, orange peel and floral character. Medium in body, translucent and gracious, Massolino's straight Barolo is fabulous in 2015. This is a very pretty, classy wine that readers will be able to enjoy with minimal cellaring. Even so, the straight Barolo has a track record of aging gracefully. Vineyard sites are Briccolina, Collareto, Broglio, Le Turne, all in Serralunga, plus a bit of fruit from Parussi, which is in Castiglione Falletto."