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Massolino Barolo Margheria - Piedmont

Massolino Barolo Margheria 2016 - Piedmont

Vintage: 2016 | Type: Reds | Producer: Massolino
Region: Italy
Closure: Cork
Bottle size: 750ml

The Wine Front
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

$216.00: as part of any six
$240.00: single bottle

Maximum buy quantity no greater than 6 bottles.

Appearance: deep garnet red.

Bouquet: ethereal, featuring spicy, tobacco and brushwood notes; there are also important mineral notes.

Flavour: classic and nicely harmonious wine, tannic when young and with considerable ageing potential, making it an unmistakable “Nebbiolo of Serralunga”.

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The Wine Front

Well, I can’t visit Massolino this year, which is a shame, but here we are at Margheria, a more chalky and sandy site that lends a pretty and more perfumed side to Serralunga. Importer: Bibendum

Such perfume. Think rose petals and cassia bark, red fruits and sweet herbs. It’s clear and precise, bright red fruits, spice and floral perfume, freshness and subtle amaro bitterness, fine firm chalky tannin, and a finish of quiet succulence and superb length. Beautiful wine. All class.

Gary Walsh

Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

The Massolino 2016 Barolo Margheria offers a plump and ripe fruit profile with aromas of dark cherry, blackberry and plum. Beyond that powerful primary bouquet are layers of spice, tobacco and crushed stone. Serralunga d'Alba often delivers ferrous mineral aromas that resemble iron ore and rusty nail, and those appear here too in a supporting role. The Margheria site shapes structured wines that are slightly more accessible, if you consider neighboring sites in Serralunga d'Alba, but it is also built for the long term should you decide to wait.  (7/2020)

Monica Larner


The 2016 Barolo Margheria is super-refined and elegant, but it is also classically austere, as so many top wines are in this vintage. Bright red berry fruit, wild flowers, mint, blood orange, rose petal and cinnamon all grace this very pretty, nuanced Barolo. The Margheria is medium in body, and despite its austerity, it is also very pretty, not to mention incredibly inviting. It will be even better in another few years, once the tannins soften. Readers will have to be patient. (2/2020)

Antonio Galloni

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