massolino, barolo 2013
ROBERT PARKER'S WINE ADVOCATE
92
JAMES SUCKLING
93

2013 massolino, barolo

Why We're Buying

Wine Spectator voted 2016 Massolino Barolo as its eighth best wine of the year. The publication praised the family-owned winery for its commitment to value and quality, opting for a classic single-vineyard wine that ages for 29 months. Investors can enjoy this Barolo for up to 30 years if they can get their hands on one of the 2,100 cases released each year.

Critics Scores

ROBERT PARKER'S WINE ADVOCATE
92

Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

The 2013 Barolo is elegant and streamlined. This vintage is a bit tighter, more compact and better suited to medium or long-term cellar aging. You feel that positive nervous energy locked with the fruit on display here. Pressed cherry and spice are followed by balsam herb and fragrant rose hip. The wine shows cooling and smooth intensity. Some 62,000 bottles were produced.

JAMES SUCKLING
93

James Suckling

Very beautiful aromas of orange peel, plums and berries follow through to a medium to full body, firm and silky tannins and a long finish. Better in 2019.

WINE ENTHUSIAST
95

Wine Enthusiast

Beguiling scents of fragrant berry, rose petal, baking spice, new leather and aromatic herbs swirl around in the glass. The vibrant palate is loaded with finesse, doling out morello cherry, crushed raspberry, cinnamon and star anise, while polished tannins and bright acidity provide impeccable balance. It's just gorgeous and while it's already accessible, it also shows midterm aging potential.

WINE SPECTATOR
93

Wine Spectator

Offers alluring aromas of sweet, ripe cherry and berry, rose and truffle. Firms up on the palate, yet expands the range of flavors, adding leather, iron and underbrush notes. Finishes on the burly side, but should repay aging. Fine length. Best from 2020 through 2033.