Masseto

About Masseto

A pure and unrelenting single vineyard wine, the sibling of Ornellaia was the second label founded by the visionary Ludovico Antinori – it is now under the ownership of possibly the finest vinous clan in Italy, the Frescobaldi family.

 

Masseto was born out of its stubbornness and uncooperative terroir and first released in 1984. In the seismic wake of Sassicaia’s success in the 1980s, many ambitious winemakers and landowners pursued the model of crafting genuinely outstanding Bordeaux blend wines across the Tuscan coast.

 

The Vineyard and The Wine

Masseto, however, was a tiny vineyard of completely anomalous terroir. A single seven-hectare parcel of heavy clay, totally unsuitable for the Cabernets (Sauvignon and Franc) which were used by both Sassicaia and Ornellaia. Despite some reluctance due to it being something of an unknown quantity in the region, André Tchelistcheff persuaded Antinori to plant Merlot.

 

Made exclusively from Merlot, it became rapidly apparent that Masseto was something quite extraordinary. An increasingly large and receptive domestic audience quickly became a voracious international one even before its first perfect 100 point score in 2001.

 

A general consensus has emerged amongst not only critics but collectors alike that Masseto is the single greatest expression of Merlot to be found in Italy – without question the most desirable and prestigious. The arrival of super consultant Michel Rolland seal its fate, and Masseto was quickly dubbed “the Pétrus of Italy”, thanks to both its breath-taking quality and Rolland’s Pomerol roots.

 

Aged for two whole years in 50% new oak, the fruit has more than enough structure and intensity to easily accommodate and integrate this level. In such a hot climate, the primary concern for the team at Masseto has elevated sugar levels, extreme ripeness which in turn leads to excessively high alcohol. This is a balancing act of the highest order, but one in which current vigneron Axel Heinz walks perfectly each and every vintage.

 

The tiny vineyard produces only 35,000 bottles a year, and with the scores, it achieves the wine is almost never available.

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19 Products

Prices: In Bond Inc. VAT
Year Wine Region Format Qty Score Price Wishlist
Masseto 2003 (3x75cl)
Inc. VAT: £2,688.83
2003

Masseto 2003 (3x75cl)

Wine Advocate (93)

The 2003 Masseto opens with a huge, expressive super-ripe nose. Ample and expansive on the palate, it displays much opulence in its generous fruit, with awesome concentration, outstanding length and a lovely vein of minerality which provides a level of freshness that is surprising for the vintage. A lingering note of sweetness punctuates the long finish. It should drink well for at least another decade, although it is absolutely irresistible today. It is a stunning wine. Owing to the challenging nature of the vintage, in 2003 Masseto was made only from the central part of the vineyard which is planted with the oldest vines. Anticipated maturity: 2007-2017.
Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
5-7 weeks

Tuscany 3x75cl 1 93 (WA) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £2,688.83
Masseto 2006 (3x75cl)
Inc. VAT: £4,241.63
2006

Masseto 2006 (3x75cl)

Wine Advocate (100)

The wine that most delighted me at this historic tasting of Tuscany's most iconic wines was the 2006 Masseto. This is a wine of sheer power, bliss, opulence, infinity and sublime seduction. This Merlot-based masterpiece hits all your senses with the grace of a ballerina and the power of a heavyweight. It is steady on its proverbial feet, but it also glides over the palate with a profound sense of elegance, harmony and rhythm. Among the prized vintages of Masseto, including 2001, 2004 and 2007, this edition is my favorite. The wine delivers an extra sense of tightness or firmness at the back that serves to stitch together its fleshy richness and general sumptuousness. The personality is sunny, expansive, articulate and sophisticated. You'll remember that the 2006 vintage is celebrated for the elegance of its wines. In the coastal Bolgheri appellation, it is also remembered for the power of its wines. You get the best of both worlds with this stunning creation: elegance and power. These traits are particularly well suited to the versatile grape variety at the heart of this Tuscan all-rounder. This is a true Renaissance wine.
Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
3-4 months

Tuscany 3x75cl 1 100 (WA) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £4,241.63
Masseto 2007 (1x150cl)
Inc. VAT: £2,116.16
2007

Masseto 2007 (1x150cl)

James Suckling (96)

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. Find the wine
Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
5-7 weeks

Tuscany 1x150cl 1 96 (JS) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £2,116.16
Masseto 2007 (1x300cl)
Inc. VAT: £4,189.11
2007

Masseto 2007 (1x300cl)

James Suckling (96)

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. Find the wine
As per photo Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
5-7 weeks

Tuscany 1x300cl 1 96 (JS) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £4,189.11
Masseto 2009 (3x75cl)
Inc. VAT: £2,702.03
2009

Masseto 2009 (3x75cl)

James Suckling (95)

Sexy and muscular. Blackberries, licorice and tar on the nose. Bark, earth, and spice as well. Super subtle. Full-bodied, with super chewy tannins and a wonderful line. So beautiful. Creamy tannins. A baby 2001. Try in 2016.
Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
3-4 months

Tuscany 3x75cl 1 95 (JS) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £2,702.03
Masseto 2010 (3x75cl)
Inc. VAT: £3,003.23
2010

Masseto 2010 (3x75cl)

Wine Advocate (98)

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. Anticipated maturity: 2015-2030.
Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
5-7 weeks

Tuscany 3x75cl 1 98 (WA) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £3,003.23
Masseto 2012 (1x150cl)
Inc. VAT: £1,840.16
2012

Masseto 2012 (1x150cl)

James Suckling (99)

Fantastic aromas of lavender, rosemary, violets and currants. Full body, a wonderful concentration of fruit yet tense and taunt energy. The new wood is exposed now but will become integrated and polished. Give it three or four years together. The pure merlot magic is there. The 2011 was a perfect wine, and this is very close indeed. Drink in 2019.
Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
5-7 weeks

Tuscany 1x150cl 1 99 (JS) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £1,840.16
Masseto 2013 (3x75cl)
Inc. VAT: £2,348.03
2013

Masseto 2013 (3x75cl)

James Suckling (98)

Aromas of blueberries, violets and roses turn to black truffles. Full body, ultra-fine tannins and great length. So gorgeous and persistent. It goes on for minutes.
Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
2-3 weeks

Tuscany 3x75cl 2 98 (JS) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £2,348.03
Masseto 2014 (1x150cl)
Inc. VAT: £1,949.36
2014

Masseto 2014 (1x150cl)

James Suckling (97)

Beautiful aromas of violets and blackberry with hints of spice. Some sweet tobacco. Full body, yet refined and polished with ultra-fine tannins and a long, long finish. The texture and intensity are exceptional. Fantastic for the vintage. Drink in 2021 but a joy to taste.
Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
5-7 weeks

Tuscany 1x150cl 1 97 (JS) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £1,949.36
Masseto 2014 (3x75cl)
Inc. VAT: £2,177.63
2014

Masseto 2014 (3x75cl)

James Suckling (97)

Beautiful aromas of violets and blackberry with hints of spice. Some sweet tobacco. Full body, yet refined and polished with ultra-fine tannins and a long, long finish. The texture and intensity are exceptional. Fantastic for the vintage. Drink in 2021 but a joy to taste.
Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
5-7 weeks

Tuscany 3x75cl 1 97 (JS) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £2,177.63
Masseto 2016 (1x150cl)
Inc. VAT: £2,492.36
2016

Masseto 2016 (1x150cl)

Jeb Dunnuck (100)

Not yet released, the 2016 Masseto is sensational and unquestionably one of the greatest expressions of Merlot in the world. As always, it's 100% Merlot from a single vineyard that has a complex, diverse set of soils and expositions, causing harvest at times to be spread over as much as three weeks. Aged two years in oak, its deep purple color is followed by a powerful bouquet of black cherries, cassis, spicy oak, damp earth, green tobacco, and spring flowers. It's full-bodied, concentrated and masculine on the palate, with serious minerality, yet it stays flawlessly balanced with magical purity of fruit. With no shortage of concentration and structure, this primordial powerhouse of a Merlot needs 4-6 years of bottle age yet should evolve for decades. Merlot, or wine for that matter, doesn’t get any better!
In Stock in France

Tuscany 1x150cl 1 100 (JD) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £2,492.36
Masseto 2016 (1x75cl)
Inc. VAT: £926.68
2016

Masseto 2016 (1x75cl)

Jeb Dunnuck (100)

Not yet released, the 2016 Masseto is sensational and unquestionably one of the greatest expressions of Merlot in the world. As always, it's 100% Merlot from a single vineyard that has a complex, diverse set of soils and expositions, causing harvest at times to be spread over as much as three weeks. Aged two years in oak, its deep purple color is followed by a powerful bouquet of black cherries, cassis, spicy oak, damp earth, green tobacco, and spring flowers. It's full-bodied, concentrated and masculine on the palate, with serious minerality, yet it stays flawlessly balanced with magical purity of fruit. With no shortage of concentration and structure, this primordial powerhouse of a Merlot needs 4-6 years of bottle age yet should evolve for decades. Merlot, or wine for that matter, doesn’t get any better!
2 In Stock - Immediate Delivery

Tuscany 1x75cl 2 100 (JD) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £926.68
Masseto 2016 (3x75cl)
Inc. VAT: £2,768.03
2016

Masseto 2016 (3x75cl)

Jeb Dunnuck (100)

Not yet released, the 2016 Masseto is sensational and unquestionably one of the greatest expressions of Merlot in the world. As always, it's 100% Merlot from a single vineyard that has a complex, diverse set of soils and expositions, causing harvest at times to be spread over as much as three weeks. Aged two years in oak, its deep purple color is followed by a powerful bouquet of black cherries, cassis, spicy oak, damp earth, green tobacco, and spring flowers. It's full-bodied, concentrated and masculine on the palate, with serious minerality, yet it stays flawlessly balanced with magical purity of fruit. With no shortage of concentration and structure, this primordial powerhouse of a Merlot needs 4-6 years of bottle age yet should evolve for decades. Merlot, or wine for that matter, doesn’t get any better!
3 In Stock - Immediate Delivery

Tuscany 3x75cl 3 100 (JD) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £2,768.03
Masseto 2017 (3x75cl)
Inc. VAT: £1,994.03
2017

Masseto 2017 (3x75cl)

James Suckling (98)

The clarity of the ripe blackcurrants, black cherries and flowers in the nose is entrancing. Lavender, too. It’s full-bodied with firm, silky tannins that run long and straight through the wine, providing brightness and focus. Goes on for minutes. Strength with finesse Drink after 2024, but already wonderful to taste.
Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
10-12 weeks

Tuscany 3x75cl 1 98 (JS) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £1,994.03
Masseto 2018 (1x150cl)
Inc. VAT: £1,782.56
2018

Masseto 2018 (1x150cl)

Jane Anson (100)

Axel Heinz turning out yet again a wine that is generous and moreish but that goes deeper, offering layers of coffee, smoked herbs, rosemary, saffron, gentle waves of powerful brambled fruits. Mouthwatering, with tension and precision. Finely spun tannin that are elastic in embracing and taming the exuberant fruits yet chewy enough on the finish to show there is plenty of ageing ability ahead. Makes a big impression and yet has that Italian ability to be gulpable at the same time. A more elegant, moreish version of Merlot than you get in the biggest Pomerols, but every bit as beautiful. 11ha.
Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
5-7 weeks

Tuscany 1x150cl 1 100 (JA) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £1,782.56
Masseto 2018 (1x75cl)
Inc. VAT: £785.68
2018

Masseto 2018 (1x75cl)

Jane Anson (100)

Axel Heinz turning out yet again a wine that is generous and moreish but that goes deeper, offering layers of coffee, smoked herbs, rosemary, saffron, gentle waves of powerful brambled fruits. Mouthwatering, with tension and precision. Finely spun tannin that are elastic in embracing and taming the exuberant fruits yet chewy enough on the finish to show there is plenty of ageing ability ahead. Makes a big impression and yet has that Italian ability to be gulpable at the same time. A more elegant, moreish version of Merlot than you get in the biggest Pomerols, but every bit as beautiful. 11ha.
In Stock in France

Tuscany 1x75cl 1 100 (JA) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £785.68
Masseto 2018 (3x75cl)
Inc. VAT: £2,153.03
2018

Masseto 2018 (3x75cl)

Jane Anson (100)

Axel Heinz turning out yet again a wine that is generous and moreish but that goes deeper, offering layers of coffee, smoked herbs, rosemary, saffron, gentle waves of powerful brambled fruits. Mouthwatering, with tension and precision. Finely spun tannin that are elastic in embracing and taming the exuberant fruits yet chewy enough on the finish to show there is plenty of ageing ability ahead. Makes a big impression and yet has that Italian ability to be gulpable at the same time. A more elegant, moreish version of Merlot than you get in the biggest Pomerols, but every bit as beautiful. 11ha.
In Stock in France

Tuscany 3x75cl 1 100 (JA) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £2,153.03
Masseto Massetino 2018 (3x75cl)
Inc. VAT: £1,137.83
2018

Masseto Massetino 2018 (3x75cl)
In Stock in France

Tuscany 3x75cl 1 - Inc. VAT: £1,137.83
Masseto Massetino 2019 (3x75cl)
Inc. VAT: £1,228.43
2019

Masseto Massetino 2019 (3x75cl)

Wine Advocate (94-96)

Tasted before bottling, the 2019 Massetino is shaping up beautifully. This is the third vintage made of the Merlot-based wine enhanced with a small part of Cabernet Franc. The Cabernet Franc is what distinguishes this euphemistically diminutive expression of Masseto, and it is its distinctive vinous signature. The 2019 vintage is soft and pliant but also incredibly rich and layered. It offers generous black fruit with ripe cherry and blackberry. Spice, tobacco and campfire ash fill in the rear and build the aromatic profile of this wine that is already stacked tall and proud. We still need to see how the 2019 plays out in the bottle, and I am especially interested to gauge how the thick and rich fruit concentration works against the less pronounced acidity of the vintage.
Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
5-7 weeks

Tuscany 3x75cl 1 94-96 (WA) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £1,228.43
Year Wine Region Format Qty Score Price Wishlist
Masseto 2003 (3x75cl)
In Bond: £2,234.00
2003

Masseto 2003 (3x75cl)

Wine Advocate (93)

The 2003 Masseto opens with a huge, expressive super-ripe nose. Ample and expansive on the palate, it displays much opulence in its generous fruit, with awesome concentration, outstanding length and a lovely vein of minerality which provides a level of freshness that is surprising for the vintage. A lingering note of sweetness punctuates the long finish. It should drink well for at least another decade, although it is absolutely irresistible today. It is a stunning wine. Owing to the challenging nature of the vintage, in 2003 Masseto was made only from the central part of the vineyard which is planted with the oldest vines. Anticipated maturity: 2007-2017.
Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
5-7 weeks

Tuscany 3x75cl 1 93 (WA) Read Review/Description In Bond: £2,234.00
Masseto 2006 (3x75cl)
In Bond: £3,528.00
2006

Masseto 2006 (3x75cl)

Wine Advocate (100)

The wine that most delighted me at this historic tasting of Tuscany's most iconic wines was the 2006 Masseto. This is a wine of sheer power, bliss, opulence, infinity and sublime seduction. This Merlot-based masterpiece hits all your senses with the grace of a ballerina and the power of a heavyweight. It is steady on its proverbial feet, but it also glides over the palate with a profound sense of elegance, harmony and rhythm. Among the prized vintages of Masseto, including 2001, 2004 and 2007, this edition is my favorite. The wine delivers an extra sense of tightness or firmness at the back that serves to stitch together its fleshy richness and general sumptuousness. The personality is sunny, expansive, articulate and sophisticated. You'll remember that the 2006 vintage is celebrated for the elegance of its wines. In the coastal Bolgheri appellation, it is also remembered for the power of its wines. You get the best of both worlds with this stunning creation: elegance and power. These traits are particularly well suited to the versatile grape variety at the heart of this Tuscan all-rounder. This is a true Renaissance wine.
Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
3-4 months

Tuscany 3x75cl 1 100 (WA) Read Review/Description In Bond: £3,528.00
Masseto 2007 (1x150cl)
In Bond: £1,759.00
2007

Masseto 2007 (1x150cl)

James Suckling (96)

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. Find the wine
Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
5-7 weeks

Tuscany 1x150cl 1 96 (JS) Read Review/Description In Bond: £1,759.00
Masseto 2007 (1x300cl)
In Bond: £3,482.00
2007

Masseto 2007 (1x300cl)

James Suckling (96)

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. Find the wine
As per photo Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
5-7 weeks

Tuscany 1x300cl 1 96 (JS) Read Review/Description In Bond: £3,482.00
Masseto 2009 (3x75cl)
In Bond: £2,245.00
2009

Masseto 2009 (3x75cl)

James Suckling (95)

Sexy and muscular. Blackberries, licorice and tar on the nose. Bark, earth, and spice as well. Super subtle. Full-bodied, with super chewy tannins and a wonderful line. So beautiful. Creamy tannins. A baby 2001. Try in 2016.
Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
3-4 months

Tuscany 3x75cl 1 95 (JS) Read Review/Description In Bond: £2,245.00
Masseto 2010 (3x75cl)
In Bond: £2,496.00
2010

Masseto 2010 (3x75cl)

Wine Advocate (98)

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. Anticipated maturity: 2015-2030.
Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
5-7 weeks

Tuscany 3x75cl 1 98 (WA) Read Review/Description In Bond: £2,496.00
Masseto 2012 (1x150cl)
In Bond: £1,529.00
2012

Masseto 2012 (1x150cl)

James Suckling (99)

Fantastic aromas of lavender, rosemary, violets and currants. Full body, a wonderful concentration of fruit yet tense and taunt energy. The new wood is exposed now but will become integrated and polished. Give it three or four years together. The pure merlot magic is there. The 2011 was a perfect wine, and this is very close indeed. Drink in 2019.
Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
5-7 weeks

Tuscany 1x150cl 1 99 (JS) Read Review/Description In Bond: £1,529.00
Masseto 2013 (3x75cl)
In Bond: £1,950.00
2013

Masseto 2013 (3x75cl)

James Suckling (98)

Aromas of blueberries, violets and roses turn to black truffles. Full body, ultra-fine tannins and great length. So gorgeous and persistent. It goes on for minutes.
Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
2-3 weeks

Tuscany 3x75cl 2 98 (JS) Read Review/Description In Bond: £1,950.00
Masseto 2014 (1x150cl)
In Bond: £1,620.00
2014

Masseto 2014 (1x150cl)

James Suckling (97)

Beautiful aromas of violets and blackberry with hints of spice. Some sweet tobacco. Full body, yet refined and polished with ultra-fine tannins and a long, long finish. The texture and intensity are exceptional. Fantastic for the vintage. Drink in 2021 but a joy to taste.
Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
5-7 weeks

Tuscany 1x150cl 1 97 (JS) Read Review/Description In Bond: £1,620.00
Masseto 2014 (3x75cl)
In Bond: £1,808.00
2014

Masseto 2014 (3x75cl)

James Suckling (97)

Beautiful aromas of violets and blackberry with hints of spice. Some sweet tobacco. Full body, yet refined and polished with ultra-fine tannins and a long, long finish. The texture and intensity are exceptional. Fantastic for the vintage. Drink in 2021 but a joy to taste.
Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
5-7 weeks

Tuscany 3x75cl 1 97 (JS) Read Review/Description In Bond: £1,808.00
Masseto 2016 (1x150cl)
In Bond: £2,072.50
2016

Masseto 2016 (1x150cl)

Jeb Dunnuck (100)

Not yet released, the 2016 Masseto is sensational and unquestionably one of the greatest expressions of Merlot in the world. As always, it's 100% Merlot from a single vineyard that has a complex, diverse set of soils and expositions, causing harvest at times to be spread over as much as three weeks. Aged two years in oak, its deep purple color is followed by a powerful bouquet of black cherries, cassis, spicy oak, damp earth, green tobacco, and spring flowers. It's full-bodied, concentrated and masculine on the palate, with serious minerality, yet it stays flawlessly balanced with magical purity of fruit. With no shortage of concentration and structure, this primordial powerhouse of a Merlot needs 4-6 years of bottle age yet should evolve for decades. Merlot, or wine for that matter, doesn’t get any better!
In Stock in France

Tuscany 1x150cl 1 100 (JD) Read Review/Description In Bond: £2,072.50
Masseto 2016 (1x75cl)
In Bond: £770.00
2016

Masseto 2016 (1x75cl)

Jeb Dunnuck (100)

Not yet released, the 2016 Masseto is sensational and unquestionably one of the greatest expressions of Merlot in the world. As always, it's 100% Merlot from a single vineyard that has a complex, diverse set of soils and expositions, causing harvest at times to be spread over as much as three weeks. Aged two years in oak, its deep purple color is followed by a powerful bouquet of black cherries, cassis, spicy oak, damp earth, green tobacco, and spring flowers. It's full-bodied, concentrated and masculine on the palate, with serious minerality, yet it stays flawlessly balanced with magical purity of fruit. With no shortage of concentration and structure, this primordial powerhouse of a Merlot needs 4-6 years of bottle age yet should evolve for decades. Merlot, or wine for that matter, doesn’t get any better!
2 In Stock - Immediate Delivery

Tuscany 1x75cl 2 100 (JD) Read Review/Description In Bond: £770.00
Masseto 2016 (3x75cl)
In Bond: £2,300.00
2016

Masseto 2016 (3x75cl)

Jeb Dunnuck (100)

Not yet released, the 2016 Masseto is sensational and unquestionably one of the greatest expressions of Merlot in the world. As always, it's 100% Merlot from a single vineyard that has a complex, diverse set of soils and expositions, causing harvest at times to be spread over as much as three weeks. Aged two years in oak, its deep purple color is followed by a powerful bouquet of black cherries, cassis, spicy oak, damp earth, green tobacco, and spring flowers. It's full-bodied, concentrated and masculine on the palate, with serious minerality, yet it stays flawlessly balanced with magical purity of fruit. With no shortage of concentration and structure, this primordial powerhouse of a Merlot needs 4-6 years of bottle age yet should evolve for decades. Merlot, or wine for that matter, doesn’t get any better!
3 In Stock - Immediate Delivery

Tuscany 3x75cl 3 100 (JD) Read Review/Description In Bond: £2,300.00
Masseto 2017 (3x75cl)
In Bond: £1,655.00
2017

Masseto 2017 (3x75cl)

James Suckling (98)

The clarity of the ripe blackcurrants, black cherries and flowers in the nose is entrancing. Lavender, too. It’s full-bodied with firm, silky tannins that run long and straight through the wine, providing brightness and focus. Goes on for minutes. Strength with finesse Drink after 2024, but already wonderful to taste.
Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
10-12 weeks

Tuscany 3x75cl 1 98 (JS) Read Review/Description In Bond: £1,655.00
Masseto 2018 (1x150cl)
In Bond: £1,481.00
2018

Masseto 2018 (1x150cl)

Jane Anson (100)

Axel Heinz turning out yet again a wine that is generous and moreish but that goes deeper, offering layers of coffee, smoked herbs, rosemary, saffron, gentle waves of powerful brambled fruits. Mouthwatering, with tension and precision. Finely spun tannin that are elastic in embracing and taming the exuberant fruits yet chewy enough on the finish to show there is plenty of ageing ability ahead. Makes a big impression and yet has that Italian ability to be gulpable at the same time. A more elegant, moreish version of Merlot than you get in the biggest Pomerols, but every bit as beautiful. 11ha.
Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
5-7 weeks

Tuscany 1x150cl 1 100 (JA) Read Review/Description In Bond: £1,481.00
Masseto 2018 (1x75cl)
In Bond: £652.50
2018

Masseto 2018 (1x75cl)

Jane Anson (100)

Axel Heinz turning out yet again a wine that is generous and moreish but that goes deeper, offering layers of coffee, smoked herbs, rosemary, saffron, gentle waves of powerful brambled fruits. Mouthwatering, with tension and precision. Finely spun tannin that are elastic in embracing and taming the exuberant fruits yet chewy enough on the finish to show there is plenty of ageing ability ahead. Makes a big impression and yet has that Italian ability to be gulpable at the same time. A more elegant, moreish version of Merlot than you get in the biggest Pomerols, but every bit as beautiful. 11ha.
In Stock in France

Tuscany 1x75cl 1 100 (JA) Read Review/Description In Bond: £652.50
Masseto 2018 (3x75cl)
In Bond: £1,787.50
2018

Masseto 2018 (3x75cl)

Jane Anson (100)

Axel Heinz turning out yet again a wine that is generous and moreish but that goes deeper, offering layers of coffee, smoked herbs, rosemary, saffron, gentle waves of powerful brambled fruits. Mouthwatering, with tension and precision. Finely spun tannin that are elastic in embracing and taming the exuberant fruits yet chewy enough on the finish to show there is plenty of ageing ability ahead. Makes a big impression and yet has that Italian ability to be gulpable at the same time. A more elegant, moreish version of Merlot than you get in the biggest Pomerols, but every bit as beautiful. 11ha.
In Stock in France

Tuscany 3x75cl 1 100 (JA) Read Review/Description In Bond: £1,787.50
Masseto Massetino 2018 (3x75cl)
In Bond: £941.50
2018

Masseto Massetino 2018 (3x75cl)
In Stock in France

Tuscany 3x75cl 1 - In Bond: £941.50
Masseto Massetino 2019 (3x75cl)
In Bond: £1,017.00
2019

Masseto Massetino 2019 (3x75cl)

Wine Advocate (94-96)

Tasted before bottling, the 2019 Massetino is shaping up beautifully. This is the third vintage made of the Merlot-based wine enhanced with a small part of Cabernet Franc. The Cabernet Franc is what distinguishes this euphemistically diminutive expression of Masseto, and it is its distinctive vinous signature. The 2019 vintage is soft and pliant but also incredibly rich and layered. It offers generous black fruit with ripe cherry and blackberry. Spice, tobacco and campfire ash fill in the rear and build the aromatic profile of this wine that is already stacked tall and proud. We still need to see how the 2019 plays out in the bottle, and I am especially interested to gauge how the thick and rich fruit concentration works against the less pronounced acidity of the vintage.
Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
5-7 weeks

Tuscany 3x75cl 1 94-96 (WA) Read Review/Description In Bond: £1,017.00

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