1999, Masseto

Tuscany, Italy

(Priced at per bottle)


Score: 94

Drinking Dates: 2007-2019

Critic: Robert Parker

Tasted: 31-Dec-2002

The massive 2001 Masseto forms with Le Macchiole’s Messorio and Tua Rita’s Redigaffi a trio of world class Merlots in a ten square mile area where the variety virtually did not exist 15 years ago. The volume, richness, and sumptuousness are almost beyond description, as are the length and density of the flow and finish, but there is an underlying vein of purity and freshness which help maintain an impeccable balance. Drink, 2006-2025. Importer, Folio Fine Wine Partners, Napa, CA; tel. (707) 256-2700