Masseto Merlot

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Masseto Merlot 2016


voluminös & kräftig
Merlot 100%
15,0% Vol.
Trinkreife: 2025–2055
Verpackt in: 3er OHK
Lobenberg: 100/100
Suckling: 100/100
Parker: 100/100
Falstaff: 100/100
Jeb Dunnuck: 100/100
Italien, Toscana, Maremma
Allergene: Sulfite, Abfüllerinformation

Heiner Lobenberg über:
Masseto Merlot 2016


Lobenberg: Schwarz. Massive, dichte Nase, schwarze Beeren, etwas erdige Würze. Im Mund viel Druck und Frucht, opulent, fast fett, konzentriertes Finish. 100/100


Suckling über: Masseto Merlot

-- Suckling: This is so solid and powerful with incredible vertical dense that goes down and down on the palate. Compacted and thick with caressing and polished tannins that are powerful yet refined. Super concentration yet agile and energetic. This is a wine that needs time to come together and resolve all of its amazing components. Reminds me of the legendary 2001. Try after 2023. 100/100


Parker über: Masseto Merlot

-- Parker: Masseto has pulled off back-to-back home runs. This is the first time that an Italian wine has earned 100 points in successive vintages. The 2016 Masseto is a thunderstorm of emotions, but it manages to keep them under perfect control. Like the 2015 Masseto before it, this vintage is a seamless wine of the highest pedigree. It represents an encore performance, continuing the string of successes that is bringing Italy to the forefront of the wine world. The first thing you'll notice is the thickness and concentration of the fruit that makes an immediate impact on all the senses, in terms of appearance, aroma and mouthfeel. There is no overstating the sheer power and richness of this iconic vintage of Italy's groundbreaking Merlot. Despite that considerable mass, this Masseto remains delicate and graceful. You gain better perspective as the wine opens in the glass and reveals deeper layers that were not immediately apparent on first nose: dark fruit, spice, sweet tobacco and black cherry. There is great tightness and laser focus to the fruit. I tasted the 2016 and 2015 vintages together for comparison when I scored this wine, and then I tasted this 2016 edition alone about a month later to confirm my impressions. These vintages are identical twins, two perfect wines. 100/100


Falstaff über: Masseto Merlot

-- Falstaff: Sattes Rubinrot-Violett. Satte, tiefdunkle Nase, konzentriert, aber auch sehr zugänglich, nach Brombeeren und Maulbeeren, im Hintergrund nach würzigen Macchiasträuchern. Zeigt am Gaumen viele Schichten aus feinmaschigem Tannin, kompakt und saftig, dann viel Tabak, tanzt regelrecht über die Zunge, beschreibt einen langen Bogen, hinten feine Würze. 100/100


Jeb Dunnuck über: Masseto Merlot

-- Jeb Dunnuck: Not yet released, the 2016 Masseto is sensational and unquestionably one of the greatest expressions of Merlot in the world. As always, it's 100% Merlot from a single vineyard that has a complex, diverse set of soils and expositions, causing harvest at times to be spread over as much as three weeks. Aged two years in oak, its deep purple color is followed by a powerful bouquet of black cherries, cassis, spicy oak, damp earth, green tobacco, and spring flowers. It's full-bodied, concentrated and masculine on the palate, with serious minerality, yet it stays flawlessly balanced with magical purity of fruit. With no shortage of concentration and structure, this primordial powerhouse of a Merlot needs 4-6 years of bottle age yet should evolve for decades. Merlot, or wine for that matter, doesn’t get any better! 100/100

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