Masseto 1996

Antinori, Lodovico

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Tasting Notes

Offers wild rosemary, juniper, coffee, plum, fruitcake and spice aromas and flavors. Mature, supple, balanced and elegant, displaying a lifted, mouthwatering finish, with coffee, fruit and tar details. Merlot.--Non-blind Masseto vertical (October 2017). Drink now through 2028.

Score: 92

Bruce Sanderson, Wine Spectator Maturity: 2018-2028 01 October 2017

In 1996 the flowering was delayed and the summer was on the cool side. Only a spell of heat towards the end of the season allowed the fruit to ripen. As a result, the 1996 Masseto is both fresh, but also rather compact. It possesses gorgeous, well-delineated aromatics and plenty of complexity but not the depth or richness to improve materially from here.

Score: 91

Antonio Galloni, Vinous.com Maturity: 2011-2018 01 November 2011

Dense ruby color; meaty and chocolaty ,with berry aromas. Full-bodied, with soft tannins and a long, caressing finish, it shows loads of character. It's just starting to come around now. Not as impressive as I expected but excellent.--Masseto non-blind vertical. Drink now.

Score: 92

James Suckling, Wine Spectator 31 October 2004