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Masseto 2020

Masseto

Case Format: 3x75cl

One of the most well-known names in the Tuscan wine community, Masseto have been producing outstanding wines for the past five decades. A certified “Super-Tuscan”, it exists on a roster of great names that includes Tignanello and Sassicaia. Made under the iconic Tenuta dell’Ornellaia, until 2019 it was made solely in the Ornellaia vineyard before its own winery was inaugurated.
Situated on a spectacular hillside overlooking the Tyrrhenian Sea, the estate exists near the small town of Bolgheri. Named after the rock-hard clusters of blue clay known as “massi”, Masseto wines are every single bit an expression of their terroir. Produced from predominantly Merlot, the wine is known for its complex aromas, rounded and opulent fruit flavours, and its tannic structure. This is a sublime wine that will age beautifully for years to come.

£1,840.00 IN BOND

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CRITIC REVIEWS

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Lisa Perrotti-Brown

The 2020 Masseto, 85% Merlot and 15% Cabernet Franc, is medium to deep garnet-purple in color. It slowly emerges from the glass with notes of plum preserves, blueberry compote, and chocolate-covered cherries, leading to a gorgeous perfume of star anise, lilacs, mocha, and tar. The palate is full-bodied and super-concentrated, with layer upon layer of black fruit preserves and savory accents, framed by wonderfully ripe, rounded tannins and beautifully knit acidity, finishing very long and opulent. This is classic Masseto!

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Georgina Hindle

Intense and full on the nose, fragrant with ripe black fruit, floral aspects and soft spicing. Round and full on the palate, its rich and muscular yet tight and neatly coiled with a liquorice, graphite, pepper, cinnamon and clove tang that gives this immediate but enjoyable spice. Feels well worked, juicy with high acidity that lifts the palate and gives freshness and brightness alongside really quite mouthwatering strawberry and raspberry fruit with such captivating dried floral and bitter orange rind aspects. Tannins are super fine and so well integrated yet this maintains a grip and hold from the very beginning through to a long and sustained finish. Nuanced and complex, still packing a punch in terms of power, but this feels sophisticated, suave, purposeful and controlled. Not elegant, this is more of a caged animal with its full potential yet to be unveiled, but it is classy. A truly delicious wine with so much purity and sense of place. Malolactic fermentation in 100% new barroques, with each batch kept separate for the first 12 months of ageing before being blended and returned to barriques for another year, totalling 24 months. The wine was then aged for a further 12 months in bottle before being released. Winemaker Gaia Cinnirella.

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