If there is one winery in Tuscany that contends with the chateaux in Bordeaux and Burgundy, it has to be Masseto. It even sells a large proportion of its production through Bordeaux wine merchants. Set under the sunny Bolgheri region of Italy, Masseto’s iconic vineyard stretches across a gently sloping valley, where greyish-blue clay lies underfoot and the Tyrrhenian Sea ricochets light across the vines.
Considered one of the cult wines of a generation and the Wine of the Decade for James Suckling. The winery produces superb, pure merlot vintages that consistently taste fresh yet structured, soft yet powerful.
The 2018 is rich and solidly built, this red features black cherry, plum, cedar, vanilla and toasty oak aromas and flavors. A line of refined tannins marks the finish, yet overall this is balanced, remarkably fresh and expressive.
Masseto is consistently Rated in the high 90's and the 2018 is no different - a remarkable wine!
James Suckling :98/100
Robert Parker/Wine Advocate : 97/100
Decanter : 97/100