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Massolino Barolo Margheria 2016
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Massolino Barolo Margheria 2016

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Category Red Wine
Region Italy, Piedmont, Barolo
Brand Massolino
Alcohol/vol 14.5%
Appearance: Garnet red colour with variable intensity depending on the vintage. Bouquet: The grapes come from different subzones in Serralunga and this gives them a broad and variable spectrum of perfumes, ranging from tempting spicy notes to those of a sweeter, floral and fruity nature. Flavour: A variety of sensations, with a full-bodied, classic and well structured wine which ages well and perfectly represents the important character of our land. Food Pairing: It achieves its best expression when served with red meats, particularly game, and with dishes dressed with truffle. It is also excellent with fresh egg pasta and meat sauce, and with risotto, as well as medium-mature cow's milk and goat's milk cheeses.
Wine Enthusiast
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Demonstrating Serralunga's more elegant side thanks to soils that have higher than usual amounts of sand for the village, this offers enticing scents of red berry, iris, botanical herb and dark spice. Vibrant, structured and loaded with finesse, the linear palate offers crushed raspberry, dark cherry and star anise framed in taut, refined tannins. It's vibrant and balanced, with bright acidity. Drink 2026-2041.

Kerin O'Keefe, September 1, 2020
Wine Spectator
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An enticing mix of fruit and savory, leather and cigar box aromas enhance the cherry and raspberry flavors in this taut, linear red. Eucalyptus and iron elements emerge on the long finish. Best from 2023 through 2048.

Bruce Sanderson
Wine Advocate
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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. The annual production of 8,000 bottles will hit the market in September 2020.

Monica Larner, July 23, 2020
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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.

Antonio Galloni, February 2020