Masseto

Toscana Merlot

9.646 ratings
9.415 pro ratings
Tuscany, Italy
Merlot
Beef, Venison, Salami & Prosciutto, Chili & Hot Spicy, Potato, Exotic Spices, Lamb, White Rice, Baking Spices, Herbs, Pasta, Chicken, Mushrooms, Pungent Cheese, Turkey, Tomato-Based, Soft Cheese, Pork, Beans & Peas, Hard Cheese, Duck, Onion, Shallot, Garlic
Top Notes For
Shay A
9.7

An absolutely stunning lunch from @joe leatherwood today. 1 sparkler, 2 whites, 5 reds and 1 dessert wine. All served blind.

Insert expletive here. Wow. So beautifully bright and clean. Total balance. Dark ripe black cherries, dark chocolate dipped blackberries, and baked rhubarb tart. So much red and black fruit here! Definitely some fig, cherry cordial and truffle on the palate. It’s powerful without being overbearing. Tough call, but I ended up settling on early ‘00s Bordeaux. Is this the pinnacle of merlot?

An absolutely stunning lunch from @joe leatherwood today. 1 sparkler, 2 whites, 5 reds and 1 dessert wine. All served blind.

Insert expletive here. Wow. So beautifully bright and clean. Total balance. Dark ripe black cherries, dark chocolate dipped blackberries, and baked rhubarb tart. So much red and black fruit here! Definitely some fig, cherry cordial and truffle on the palate. It’s powerful without being overbearing. Tough call, but I ended up settling on early ‘00s Bordeaux. Is this the pinnacle of merlot?

Aug 3rd, 2019
Conrad Green

Something a little off and madeirized on the nose. Underneath, lovely poised fruit. A shame about the whiff on the top

Something a little off and madeirized on the nose. Underneath, lovely poised fruit. A shame about the whiff on the top

May 8th, 2019
Yoon Ha

Master Sommelier/Wine Director Benu

9.3

Merlot like no other - built stone tough. Italian-ness trumps varietal character.

Merlot like no other - built stone tough. Italian-ness trumps varietal character.

2 people found it helpfulJan 31st, 2016
Nico J. Snyman

Can't say this wasn't really great, I think that it shows what the vintage was like, but also that this one needs quite a bit of time to come around, yes it's extremely extracted/oaked/rich, but it's definitely a style that many people enjoy.

Can't say this wasn't really great, I think that it shows what the vintage was like, but also that this one needs quite a bit of time to come around, yes it's extremely extracted/oaked/rich, but it's definitely a style that many people enjoy.

Dec 17th, 2016
BurgundyFan

Reminded me of very old Figeac but without the green pepper, velvet, round, smooth and long finish, coffee, cigar tones, nice acidity, perfect

Reminded me of very old Figeac but without the green pepper, velvet, round, smooth and long finish, coffee, cigar tones, nice acidity, perfect

Jun 22nd, 2016
Ted Mandes

Outstanding wine. Having it with Easter Dinner.

Outstanding wine. Having it with Easter Dinner.

Mar 28th, 2016
Davis Smith

Sommelier Acquerello

8.9

Really tasting good right now. Classic herbal, tobacco with some palate coating power left over

Really tasting good right now. Classic herbal, tobacco with some palate coating power left over

Jan 9th, 2015
Fabio Dore

Best merlot!!

Best merlot!!

Feb 12th, 2013
Ron Siegel

Wow! Amazing bouquet of red & blackberry fruits, mocha, expresso, chocolate, dried herbs, & tobacco.

Wow! Amazing bouquet of red & blackberry fruits, mocha, expresso, chocolate, dried herbs, & tobacco.

Oct 27th, 2018
Dimitri Fedotov, C.S.

Sommelier Osteria 177

Gone...:(

Gone...:(

Jun 27th, 2014