Masseto Merlot 2019

Ornellaia: Masseto Merlot 2019

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100
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Merlot 90%, Cabernet Franc 10%
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rot, trocken
15,0% Vol.
Trinkreife: 2029–2059
Verpackt in: 3er OHK
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voluminös & kräftig
tanninreich
strukturiert
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Lobenberg: 100/100
Suckling: 99/100
Jane Anson: 99/100
Falstaff: 99/100
Galloni: 98+/100
Parker: 98/100
Wine Spectator: 98/100
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Italien, Toscana, Bolgheri
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Allergene: Sulfite, Abfüllerinformation
lobenberg

Heiner Lobenberg über:
Masseto Merlot 2019

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/100

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

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/100

Suckling über: Masseto Merlot

-- Suckling: Intense aromas of blackberries and black olives, together with hints of rosemary bush and lavender. Perfumed and nuanced. Full-bodied, yet so tight and integrated, with weightless tannins that frame the wine in a precise and curated fashion. Very structured and built for aging. It’s rather shy now, but will reward those who are patient. A kind of stealth in its nature. A more thought-provoking edition of Masseto. Needs time to show its true self. Try after 2027. 99/100

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Jane Anson über: Masseto Merlot

-- Jane Anson: A sculpted but intense Masseto, with a powerful creep through the palate of liqourice, chocolate, espresso, cocoa, turmeric and smoked vanilla bean. Stunningly rich in texture and concentration, but captures the freshness of eucalypytus, raspberry leaf and crushed mint. 100% new oak, confident, with a velvety punch of flavour from beginning to end. An interesting vintage in tems of the wider conversation around grapes and climate also, as a touch of Cabernet Franc is included for the first time for added grip, from a plot within the vineyard that was planted back in 2002. They expect this percentage to rise over the coming years, begging the question of whether bottles of the old style Masseto will become a time capsule of when Merlot was possible in Bolgerhi? All the more reason to savour it now. 12 months in bottle following the barrel ageing. Director Axel Heinz, winemaker Eleonora Marconi. 100% new oak. 99/100

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/100

Falstaff über: Masseto Merlot

-- Falstaff: Glänzendes, intensives Rubinviolett. Intensive und einladende Nase, zunächst etwas Rauch und Lakritze, dann viel Brombeere, Dörrpflaumen und Schwarzkirsche, im Hintergrund feine Würze. Blüht am Gaumen grandios auf, viel saftige Frucht, öffnet sich in vielen Schichten, hallt sehr lange nach, präzise und fein. 99/100

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Galloni über: Masseto Merlot

-- Galloni: The 2019 Masseto is fabulous. Silky, gracious and super-refined, the 2019 is a total knock-out. So often Masseto is a powerhouse at this stage, but the 2019 is so elegant, so precise. This is the first year that includes Cabernet Franc, 10% in this case. I can’t say I am at all surprised given how much Franc has added to Massetino. Red berry fruit, mocha, cinnamon and blood orange lend freshness throughout. The 2019 has just been bottle, so it's early. But there certainly appears to be a lot to look forward to. 98+/100

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Parker über: Masseto Merlot

-- Parker: This bottle opens a new chapter for one of Italy's most celebrated and collected wines. The first vintage made entirely in its dedicated state-of-the-art winery (and the first vintage with a 10% dabble of Cabernet Franc added to what has historically aways been a pure expression of Merlot), the Masseto 2019 Masseto has two main themes at heart: concentration and elegance. And managing those two seemingly contrasting elements requires a little bit of magic. That's the Masseto magic we look for. The 2019 vintage delivers it in spades with lovely concentrated fruit, blackberry, integrated spice, tobacco, crushed slate, pencil shaving and lots of texture and fiber to push a lasting mouthfeel. The wine's richness translates into density and power to the palate, meanwhile the bouquet reveals fluidity and new sides as the wine opens in the glass. The finish is tapered and focused. 98/100

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