97 / 100 by Robert Parker The 2008 Masseto is another huge wine. It boasts tons of energy in a tense, inward style I can only describe ... Read moreThe 2008 Masseto is another huge wine. It boasts tons of energy in a tense, inward style I can only describe as implosive, as if the wine is holding back all of its energy. A deep core of black fruit, grilled herbs, licorice and new leather emerges from time to time, but the tannins are still imposing. There is no shortage of pedigree. I fully expect the 2008 to develop into one of the great Massetos. Needless to say, it will be interesting to taste the 2008 in vertical tastings in the future.
The 2009 vintage was not easy at Tenuta dell’Ornellaia because of the scorching hot summer. Readers may want to take a look at my video interview with Axel Heinz for more on the 2009 vintage.
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93 / 100 by Wine Spectator A dark, extracted red, offering plenty of juicy plum, blackberry and violet notes framed by vanilla and ... Read moreA dark, extracted red, offering plenty of juicy plum, blackberry and violet notes framed by vanilla and toast. Squarely in the modern camp, yet this works. The tannins are slightly gritty now, but should mesh with time. Merlot. Best from 2014 through 2024.
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Europe warehouse: 1 Bottle(s), Delivery time approx. 28 days