A wine of extraordinary purity, silkiness and finesse, the 2010 Masseto has it all. The flavors are bright, precise and exceptionally pure, but it is the wine’s total balance that is utterly compelling. What more can I ask from a wine? Absolutely nothing. There is often something magical about cooler, later-ripening vintages at the estate. The interplay of more moderate conditions with the inherent power of these sites can yield wines of profound beauty and brilliance. The 2010 is all that, and more. (AG)
A wine with amazing depth and grace. Super-integrated tannins and a currant, berry character. Full body, great fruit and a long, long finish. A classic quality in this pure Merlot wonder. Delightfully fresh too.
The 2010 Masseto is truly monumental, leaving you breathless and wordless all at once. Once you sip the wine, it takes a few minutes before you grasp the enormity of its beauty and potential. You almost have to wonder how enologist Axel Heinz could conceive of a wine this beautiful - and how did he execute it? I could wax poetic for hours: Dark cherry, chocolate, baking spice and tobacco smoke lift off the bouquet in thin veils and magical puffs. The quality of the aromas is exceptional, but again, the seamless integration is what makes Masseto a protagonist of Italian wine. No matter how much time goes by, that beauty will remain firmly etched in your memory bank. (ML)
The phenomenal 2010 vintage shows why this wine is considered Italy's top purebred Merlot. Revealing structure, finesse and mesmerizing depth, it delivers blackberries, currants, cedar, exotic spices and mocha alongside firm, polished tannins and fresh acidity. It's well balanced with fantastic length and while it's delicious now, hold for more complexity. *Cellar Selection* (KO)
Nuanced and inviting aromas of blackberry, dark plums and sweet oak spice are joined by hints of green fruit and celery leaf. There is a more elegant weight and feel to the 2010 than the 2011, although it does not have the exuberance of the 2006 vintage. Here, the hallmark traits of fleshy mid-palate and velvety tannins are balanced by green herb notes and flavours of attractive bitter orange. It is reminiscent of a top quality right-bank Bordeaux which has been transferred to Tuscany and evolved into a richer, sunnier style. (SH)
Features an alluring bouquet of ripe cherry, autumn woods, truffle and graphite. A taut, elegant version, firmly structured, with dusty, assertive tannins on the finish. This is developing slowly and should go the distance. (BS, Web-2019)
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