2015 La Massa "La Massa" Toscana SKU #1328965

Price: $19.99

JS 94 RP 92 VN 90
WS 90
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  • Alex Schroeder
    By: Alex Schroeder
    K&L Staff Member
    Blue fruit, herbs and notes of menthol on the nose that add lift to the bright blueberry and plum fruit flavors on the palate. The tannins are chewy and delicious and there’s great tension throughout from the acid. This is a great bottle of wine to drink now, but also to put away for a while.
  • Sharon Kelly
    By: Sharon Kelly
    K&L Staff Member
    This is one of my go-to suggestions for anyone looking for a wine that will impress everyone in the room without breaking the bank. Full-bodied with tons of plush, ripe fruit and super-smooth texture, this is a very versatile, no-brainer choice for successful holiday entertaining, whether it be an elaborate Thanksgiving dinner or those dreaded grocery store pinwheel sandwiches at the holiday office party. Super Tuscan and super delicious.
  • Rachel Alcarraz
    By: Rachel Alcarraz
    K&L Staff Member
    My past two years at K&L I have seen the last two vintages of La Massa fly out the door. To say this Super Tuscan is a fan favorite would be an understatement. And now, coming from one of the strongest vintages in Italy, the full bodied but balanced Toscana outshines the rest. It is layered with nuances of toasted baking spice, cedar, and black cherry. It is upfront with its bold flavor and lingers long on the palate for an impressive energy. Silky tannins aid in structure while the ripe fruit carries you from start to finish.
  • Keith Mabry
    By: Keith Mabry
    K&L Staff Member
    Want to drink Super Tuscan style for Chianti-like prices? Look no further than the 2015 La Massa. Brimming with beautiful red cherry and blackberry fruit, the wine is fleshy and forward but feels imminently Italian. If I said it drinks like Tignanello for 1/5th the price that might be a slight overstatement but it does drink exceptionally well and puts you in the ballpark for sure. What a gorgeous value!
  • Greg St. Clair
    By: Greg St. Clair
    K&L Staff Member
    Year after year as these vines get older Giampaolo Motta’s vineyard work begins to stand out as the truly dynamic portion of this wine. The wine is a delicious blend of 60% Sangiovese, which gives the wine a structural backbone, 25% Merlot, which adds some meat, density and richness, with Cabernet Sauvignon lending authority and direction even at this small amount, while Alicante Bouschet adds some personality, spice and a little bit of nastiness—it kind of reminds me of Giampaolo—and it all seamlessly blends together. On top of this the 2015 vintage is truly stunning, the wine is dynamic, structured and drinking deliciously now.
    Drink from 2018 to 2025
  • John Downing
    By: John Downing
    K&L Staff Member
    Each successive vintage of La Massa seems to outshine the previous and as good as the 2014 managed to be (from a very challenging vintage)Giampaolo Motta has done it again. It's a blend of 60% Sangiovese, 30% Cabernet and equal parts Merlot and Alicante that fills the palate with ample berry fruit, dark chocolate and savory herbs. It's a bright light from a sun-filled vintage that's wonderful to drink now and will certainly continue to do so for several years to come.


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