Massolino Barolo Margheria 2009 750ml
Barolo, Pietmont, Italy
WA93 WS92 W&S91
Wine Advocate 93
The 2009 Barolo Margheria, however, moves us over to the Serralunga d’Alba township where power and structure are the name of the game. This wine shows big bones with firmly rooted tannins and a bold, fleshy quality of fruit. Black currant, chopped mint and licorice are woven tightly within the fabric of the wine. Black cherry, lots of savoury liquorice and aniseed character. Dry, still quite abrasive tannins. Medium body. Perhaps just a little stringy for the price.
Wine Spectator 92
Beautiful cherry, strawberry, tobacco and leather flavors are displayed on the rich texture and firm structure of this sinewy red. The tannins are dusty, but this manages to find equilibrium on the long, savory finish.
Wine & Spirits 91
From a cru in Serralunga d’Alba, this is youthfully tough, all hard edges at the moment. The aroma is closed off by reduction and the acidity is as potent as the tannins. Yet the fruit packed into the middle of the wine bodes well for long aging.