Massolino

Serralunga d'Alba Barolo Nebbiolo

9.1532 ratings
9.1104 pro ratings
Barolo, Cuneo, Piedmont, Italy
Nebbiolo
Lamb, Goose, Potato, Baking Spices, Beans & Peas, Hard Cheese, Turkey, Beef, Pasta, Salami & Prosciutto, Tomato-Based, Soft Cheese, Chicken, Veal, White Rice, Herbs, Mushrooms, Pungent Cheese, Pork, Game, Exotic Spices, Chili & Hot Spicy, Duck, Onion, Shallot, Garlic
Top Notes For
Rob Brobst III

Wine Spectator #7 This family-owned winery, founded in 1896, is run today by fourth-generation brothers Franco and Roberto Massolino. Located in the heart of the village of Serralunga d’Alba, the 100-acre estate is known for its single-vineyard Barolos from Margheria, Parafada, Parussi and Vigna Rionda, yet it’s their classic-style Barolo from the excellent 2016 vintage that earns a spot on our list for its quality and value. A blend of Nebbiolo from parcels in Briccolina, Le Turne, Collaretto, Broglio and Damiano in Serralunga, with 5 percent from Parussi in Castiglione Falletto, the wine aged 29 months in 5,000-liter Slavonian oak casks.

Wine Spectator #7 This family-owned winery, founded in 1896, is run today by fourth-generation brothers Franco and Roberto Massolino. Located in the heart of the village of Serralunga d’Alba, the 100-acre estate is known for its single-vineyard Barolos from Margheria, Parafada, Parussi and Vigna Rionda, yet it’s their classic-style Barolo from the excellent 2016 vintage that earns a spot on our list for its quality and value. A blend of Nebbiolo from parcels in Briccolina, Le Turne, Collaretto, Broglio and Damiano in Serralunga, with 5 percent from Parussi in Castiglione Falletto, the wine aged 29 months in 5,000-liter Slavonian oak casks.

Dec 15th, 2020
Web Bond

Classic, Nebbiolo character, and 2009 richness are all but suffocated by extreme volatility. Even the AM after positive, classic character is marred by unappetizing volatility. Never tasted another Massolino wine like this. Hopefully, this is a bottle issue and not representative of the entire production of this wine.

Classic, Nebbiolo character, and 2009 richness are all but suffocated by extreme volatility. Even the AM after positive, classic character is marred by unappetizing volatility. Never tasted another Massolino wine like this. Hopefully, this is a bottle issue and not representative of the entire production of this wine.

Apr 23rd, 2020
Cathy Corison

Owner/Winemaker Corison Winery

9.2

Cherry lifesavers, floral perfume. Attack tannins.

Cherry lifesavers, floral perfume. Attack tannins.

Oct 21st, 2019
Darren Dittrich

Above expectations for a 2014. Grippy for sure, but more complex than our previous AG 2013 Bussia bottle. Lovely floral nose, high acid, sour cherry with sweet raspberries. High QPR, Costco.

Above expectations for a 2014. Grippy for sure, but more complex than our previous AG 2013 Bussia bottle. Lovely floral nose, high acid, sour cherry with sweet raspberries. High QPR, Costco.

Oct 13th, 2019
Weijie Shi (Jay)

Very rustic style. Love it

Very rustic style. Love it

May 7th, 2019
Joe Lucca

Wow! Super youthful! Better decanted. Literally gets more youthful with air. Tobacco, plum, ground coffee, luxardo cherry, porcini mushroom, clay, wet leaves.

Wow! Super youthful! Better decanted. Literally gets more youthful with air. Tobacco, plum, ground coffee, luxardo cherry, porcini mushroom, clay, wet leaves.

Mar 17th, 2019
ADAM STROMFELD

Come on!!! 48 years old and I am honestly not sure this has hit its apex yet! Thank you @Joe Lucca for this treat! Dark cherry and tobacco maybe coffee and plum. 😋! This night is just getting started!

Come on!!! 48 years old and I am honestly not sure this has hit its apex yet! Thank you @Joe Lucca for this treat! Dark cherry and tobacco maybe coffee and plum. 😋! This night is just getting started!

Mar 17th, 2019
Tobin Trevarthen

Super tannic. Needed time to unwind. Could identify tobacco, tar, dark chocolate.

Super tannic. Needed time to unwind. Could identify tobacco, tar, dark chocolate.

Oct 18th, 2018
Wendy Snyder

Wendy had this 6 months ago

Wendy had this 6 months ago

1 person found it helpfulNov 24th, 2020
Stephen Osgood

oooof

1 person found it helpfulNov 11th, 2020