1997, Masseto

Toscana, Tuscany, Italy

(Priced at per bottle)

Score: 96

Drinking Dates: 2016-2031

Critic: Antonio Galloni

Tasted: 01-Jan-2017

Soft contours and layers of plush fruit give the 1997 Masseto much of its personality and feel. A rush of juicy red cherry and pomegranate appear first, followed by more subtle notes that develop over time. At nearly twenty years of age, the 1997 is peaking, yet it also has enough depth to drink well for another decade or more.