2014 Massolino Barolo Reviews

Massolino Barolo Reviews

 

2014 Massolino Barolo Reviews

Suggested Retail Price $53.00

93 Points Wine Spectator

Plum, earth, hay, leather, licorice, tar and iron flavors are the hallmarks of this powerful red. Offers a dense matrix of tannins, but the finish is long and finds equilibrium in the end. Best from 2024 through 2043.

91 Points James Suckling

Impressive vibrant strawberries. A lighter fruited style with poached cherries and vanilla. Attractive fragrances, too. The palate has a mellow, medium-bodied feel, and the tannins are nicely shaped. Try from 2020.

91 Points Wine Enthusiast

This fragrant red offers delicate, enticing scents of wild berry, blue flower and a whiff of camphor. On the vibrant, focused palate, refined tannins and bright acidity frame juicy red cherry, raspberry and white pepper. It’s elegant—almost ethereal—and already approachable. Drink through now–2024.

90 Points Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate

The 2014 Barolo is an accessible, mid-weight wine with varietal aromas of wild berry, smoke, forest floor and grilled herb. This wine washes over the palate with silky intensity and fine tannins that already show a very good level of integration. I would wait a few more years to enjoy this bottle, but ultimately this wine can be consumed in the near or medium term. It already shows very nice balance at this young age. Bottle production is 50,000 units strong.

90 Points Wine & Spirits

Taut tannins and vibrant acidity frame this wine’s red-cherry flavors, giving the wine a snappy texture that’s further enlivened by notes of orange zest. The flavors take on undertones of tobacco with exposure to air, balancing the high-toned fruit and mouthwatering acidity.

2013 Massolino Barolo Reviews

95 Points Wine Enthusiast

Beguiling scents of fragrant berry, rose petal, baking spice, new leather and aromatic herbs swirl around in the glass. The vibrant palate is loaded with finesse, doling out morello cherry, crushed raspberry, cinnamon and star anise, while polished tannins and bright acidity provide impeccable balance. It’s just gorgeous and while it’s already accessible, it also shows midterm aging potential.

93 Points James Suckling

Very beautiful aromas of orange peel, plums and berries follow through to a medium to full body, firm and silky tannins and a long finish. Better in 2019.

93 Points Wine Spectator

Offers alluring aromas of sweet, ripe cherry and berry, rose and truffle. Firms up on the palate, yet expands the range of flavors, adding leather, iron and underbrush notes. Finishes on the burly side, but should repay aging. Fine length. Best from 2020 through 2033.

92 Points Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate

The 2013 Barolo is elegant and streamlined. This vintage is a bit tighter, more compact and better suited to medium or long-term cellar aging. You feel that positive nervous energy locked with the fruit on display here. Pressed cherry and spice are followed by balsam herb and fragrant rose hip. The wine shows cooling and smooth intensity. Some 62,000 bottles were produced.

2012 Massolino Barolo Reviews

93 Points James Suckling

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 Points Wine Enthusiast Cellar Selection

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.

92 Points Wine Spectator

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 Points Tasting Panel

Smooth, bright and racy with elegant texture and flavors of cranberry and plum; silky and balanced, long and graceful.

90 Points Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate

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.

2011 Massolino Barolo Reviews

92 Points James Suckling

Lots of pretty, ripe yet subtle fruit in this wine with plum, dried strawberry and spice character. Full body, silky tannins and a fresh finish. Better in 2018.

92 Points Wine Spectator

A tightly coiled version, with a solid core of black cherry framed by licorice and spice accents. Though locked up for now, this shows the potential for a long evolution. Delivers fine ripeness and midpalate density. Best from 2019 through 2033.

92 Points Wine Enthusiast

Round and already surprisingly accessible. This full-bodied red offers aromas and flavors of ripe black cherry, leather, licorice, cake spices, orange zest and a balsamic note. Polished tannins provide the framework and give it a smooth texture. Drink through 2021.

90 Points Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate

The 2011 Barolo is an expansive wine that shows great definition and ample richness that is reflective of the warm growing season. It opens to soft lines with plush tones of ripe berry, black cherry, spice and mahogany. It is best suited for near-term consumption. Soft lines and plush tannins characterize the finish.

2010 Massolino Barolo Reviews

94 Points Wine Enthusiast

This elegant wine boasts a floral and spice fragrance of crushed violets and clove. The bright palate offers juicy dark cherry with cinnamon and cake spices. Supple tannins reveal a surprisingly accessible side to Serralunga, home to the most structured Barolos. Drink 2015–2025.

93 Points Wine Spectator

Concentrated, with sweet cherry, raspberry, cigar box and mineral flavors, matched to a complex solid structure. The tannins are firm yet refined, and the finish offsets the tannins with sweet fruit, spice and tobbacco notes.

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