Enjoyed this with mediterranean chicken marsala. Lush fruit, savoury, full bodied, good backbone, tasty, sexy wine but didn't wow me. I think I prefer classically styled Rioja. Still quite lovely but over priced.
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...two more terrific buys (in their class) while I'm traveling...
The Massolino is one of the rarest wines in Piedmont. It is a downright terrific wine that stands toe-to-toe with the great examples of the region. Released 10 years after the vintage, I urge you to serve this blind in a line-up of the finest 1999 Baroli – my guess is that it will be right at the top:
Ok, so seems a little high for this, what about or so less? In the class of Giacosa, Conterno and even something like Roberto Voerzio, at , this wine is now very fairly priced...only 100 or so bottles for the entire US, all in their own individual wood pack...
This is a pristine parcel directly from the source (obviously EXTREMELY LIMITED):
1999 Massolino Barolo Riserva Vigna Rionda “X” - (compare at , this is the “X” Speciale not the other Rionda Riserva)
....we also have another ambitious effort that I know very little about (like yesterday’s Ulysses offer) but the tariff speaks for itself (half price). I had one chance to acquire the parcel at what appears to be the lowest price ever offered on this item and I did just that (made even more interesting in that it is the new release of Reserva).
I do not have access to my Tanzer or WS et al subscriptions (there was no WA review) but I found this TN quickly searching around (I believe Michael Franz has a well-regarded palate):
This wine is also quite limited, hardly any makes its way to the US – most is offered in Europe:
2004 Marques de Caceres Rioja Reserva “Gaudium” - (compare at in the US, in Europe)
Both are FIRST COME FIRST SERVED up to 2 x Massolino and 12 x Gaudium until we run out
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