masseto, toscana igt 2007

masseto, toscana igt 2007
WINE ENTHUSIAST
100
WINE SPECTATOR
97

Critics' Scores

  • WINE ENTHUSIAST
    100
    Wine Enthusiast

    A perfect wine from a classic vintage, the 2007 Masseto (100% Merlot from a 17-acre vineyard of the same name) opens with an unabashedly opulent bouquet of delicious blackberry, cherry, chocolate, vanilla, exotic spice and cinnamon. Masseto excels both in terms of quality of fruit and winemaking and delivers plush, velvety tannins and an extra long, supple finish. It will make a special and valuable collection to your cellar.

  • WINE SPECTATOR
    97
    Wine Spectator

    A very powerful and rich Merlot-based red that delivers so much currant bush, tobacco and toasty oak character. Full and layered. Goes on for minutes on the palate. Best after 2014.

  • ROBERT PARKER'S WINE ADVOCATE
    96
    Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

    The estate's 2007 Masseto is fabulous. Loads of black cherry, blackberry and cassis are intermingled with minerals, violets and French oak. This is an especially sensual Masseto that impresses for its clarity, intensity and length. The wine's pedigree is impossible to miss, in fact in one of my blind tastings it was immediately identifiable; the class and sheer personality of Masseto came through in spades. Anticipated maturity: 2017-2027.

  • JAMES SUCKLING
    96
    James Suckling

    Wow! Licorice, dried violets, blackberries, blueberries, and a touch of cedar on the nose. Full bodied and firm with a tight and refined fruit character. The nose is unbelievable, but the palate is holding back. This has everything, but it needs time to really come together. Please don't touch this until at least 2015.

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