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2016 Masseto

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2016 Masseto by Masseto, Tuscany, Italy

The 2016 Masseto from Masseto, hailing from the cherished terroirs of Tuscany, Italy, illustrates a marvelous vintage, shining a spotlight on what can only be described as an exceptional year for this illustrious vintner. An intense concentration of profound flavours and unparalleled elegance dance through this wine with an electrifying precision.


Eloquence at every sip

Like a finely crafted symphony performed by an orchestra at the peak of its talent, the 2016 Masseto delivers a hypnotic performance through its indulgent composition. Robust layers of dark fruit intensity interplay with a tantalising tinge of mineral energy to stir the senses in every imaginable way. To put it simply, it is an exquisite sensory journey.

The exclusivity of this fine wine from Italy amplifies its appeal among dedicated connoisseurs and investors alike. The 2016 Masseto represents an extraordinary opportunity to complement a sophisticated portfolio with a prime specimen among fine wines rich in potential for investment appreciation.


2016: A metronome of nature

A splendid demonstration of climatic benevolence, the 2016 season yielded impeccably mature grapes on the Tuscan shore. Endowed with steady weather patterns that were neither too warm or too cold, ample sunshine glazed vineyards which resulted in generously ripened berries bearing concentrated flavours.

This synchronisation between man and nature has created a wine that projects beautiful blackcurrant and wild berry notes over shades of smoky cedarwood and a touch of velvety tannins. A backdrop of refreshing acidity gives momentum to the rich texture, resonating into a lingering aftertaste that is profound and deeply satisfying.

The 2016 Masseto is a backstage pass into the finest chapter of Tuscany's winemaking prowess, one that investors and wine lovers should not forego. Standing proudly with grace and unity, this in-game changer exhibits the epitome of meticulously-grown Merlot delivering an inspiring testament to the world of fine Italian wines.

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Masseto has pulled off back-to-back home runs. This is the first time that an Italian wine has earned 100 points in successive vintages. The 2016 Masseto is a thunderstorm of emotions, but it manages to keep them under perfect control. Like the 2015 Masseto before it, this vintage is a seamless wine of the highest pedigree. It represents an encore performance, continuing the string of successes that is bringing Italy to the forefront of the wine world. The first thing you'll notice is the thickness and concentration of the fruit that makes an immediate impact on all the senses, in terms of appearance, aroma and mouthfeel. There is no overstating the sheer power and richness of this iconic vintage of Italy's groundbreaking Merlot. Despite that considerable mass, this Masseto remains delicate and graceful. You gain better perspective as the wine opens in the glass and reveals deeper layers that were not immediately apparent on first nose: dark fruit, spice, sweet tobacco and black cherry. There is great tightness and laser focus to the fruit. I tasted the 2016 and 2015 vintages together for comparison when I scored this wine, and then I tasted this 2016 edition alone about a month later to confirm my impressions. These vintages are identical twins, two perfect wines.

Monica Larner - The Wine Advocate, 18 April 2019

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