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Barolo, 2013 Red Wine

Massolino - Riserva - Vigna Rionda, Piedmont

Bottle size: 75cl

ABV: 14%

Price:

$215.39 USD

17 In Stock

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Description

WE 98/100
Wine Enthusiast

Hailing from one of the most celebrated vineyards in the entire denomination, this focused beauty boasts layers of complexity and depth, starting with its classic Nebbiolo aromas of forest floor, new leather, violet and wild berry. Balanced and firmly structured, the palate shows tension, power and elegance, delivering succulent Morello cherry, crushed raspberry, tobacco and licorice alongside firm, aristocratic tannins. It's still young but already beautifully balanced, with bright acidity.

Cellar Selection
RP 97/100
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

First produced in 1982, this is the ace in Massolino's rotation, and the 2013 Barolo Riserva Vigna Rionda is a true standout in the appellation. It is finer, more elegant and more compact than its peers, bringing a spicy personality that belies a profound and deep nature. It's still tense, a little nervous and has some cellar time ahead of it, but this is a beautifully precise wine. This cru site is composed of sedimentary layers of sandy, yellow and ferrous marlstone that absorbs the moisture well. The wine is aged in very mild oak in order to maintain the purity of the fruit and the robust tannins that come naturally to it. This is a real treasure for your cellar. 97(+)

WS 96/100
Wine Spectator

Linear, defined more by structure than flavor today. Lively acidity buoys the cherry, currant, iron and tobacco notes, while refined tannins lend support. Very long and fresh on the finish, but needs a few more years to reach its peak.

JS 96/100
James Suckling

Sweet-plum and orange-peel aromas here. Full-bodied, very tight and reserved with ripe and chewy tannins and a long, flavorful finish. Shows power and finesse at the same time. Great reserve wine.

Condition

Good conditions

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