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  • The 2015 Masseto is simply extraordinary. Soft, silky and seamless
  • The 2015 vintage is characterized by a level of sheer exuberance that also defined the 2004 and 2007 vintages
  • This is the estate's second wine. Highly allocated with small production from a mere 7 hectares of vines.
 

Tasting Notes
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Colour Ruby-Red
Nose the nose immediately reveals fully ripe fruitiness endowed with great freshness and complexity, underlined by delicate notes of vanilla and cocoa. On the palate, the wine is substantial and rich, with great density, and a rare tannic quality of silkiness and smoothness. Black fruit aromas are accompanied by a strong note of freshness and a long, elegant finish, which is prolonged with a delicate hint of cocoa.
Palate This red leads off with exquisite notes of vanilla and toast, framing black cherry, blackberry, cedar and iron flavors.
Food Pairing Chacuterie and hard cheeses.
Cellaring 15 Plus Years
Notes The Masseto of Tenuta dell'Ornellaia is an extraordinary red wine produced with Merlot grapes, coming from different territories of Masseto hill, in Tuscany. Excellent wine, endowed with great aromatic complexity, it shows an intense ruby red colour, while its bouquet is intense and fruited, enriched by spices. It is persistent, too , and above all it is perfect if tasted alone, or in alternative with platters based on red meats.
Variety Cabernet Blend
Body Full Bodied
Oak Type French Oak
Vintage 2015
Region Bolgheri
Country Italy
Sustainability None
Alcohol 15.0%
Bottle Size 750ml (Bottle)
Closure Cork
Bolgheri
The current set of DOC regulations for Bolgheri red wines only became approved in 1994 making it one of the countries younger DOCs

The Bolgheri region became an internationally known following a Decanter wine tasting event in 1974 where a 6-year-old Sassicaia won over an assortment of Bordeaux wines. Prior to this, Bolgheri had been relatively anonymous producers of ordinary white wines and rosés.

Due to the particular characteristics of the soil and micro climate sunny, dry and moderately windy, the grape varieties of Bordeaux origin tend to thrive, such as Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot.

Among the most known "Super Tuscan" producers are Tenuta San Guido who produce Sassicaia, Tenuta Dell'Ornellaia who produce Ornellaia, and Ca'Marcanda of Gaja, Guado al Tasso of Antinori.
100
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Robert Parker
The release of this wine comes at a very happy time for the Masseto brand. The stunning 2015 Masseto is hitting the market just as the final touches are being made to the new Masseto winery. I'm told that Masseto might one day see other wines made under that same roof, so we can't exclude a future enlargement of the Masseto portfolio. The Masseto vineyard now covers seven hectares (divided into three plots), and the vines range from 30 to 40 years old. The wine is absolutely teeming with sensorial spirit that is transmitted through the bounty of the bouquet and the solid tannins of the mouthfeel. Nothing about the wine goes unnoticed or unchecked. Its many working pieces fit together with precision like a well-oiled machine. The 2015 vintage is characterized by a level of sheer exuberance that also defined the 2004 and 2007 vintages. Yet, it also reveals similar power, directness and linearity that we saw in the 2010 vintage. The 2015 Masseto takes the best of all those past vintages and confines those qualities to this single, spectacular bottle
99
points
James Suckling
The aromas are profound here with a deep and vast character of black olives, cedar, chocolate and berries, as well as vanilla essence and light coffee. Flamboyant. Full-bodied, this powerful young Masseto is chewy, muscular and rich. Dusty tannins, yet wonderfully polished. A wine for the cellar. Try in 2022.
98
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Wine Spectator
This red leads off with exquisite notes of vanilla and toast, framing black cherry, blackberry, cedar and iron flavors. Ripe and powerful, yet polished and silky, with dense tannins well-integrated into the structure. The fruit returns in the end, along with a licorice note. A superb young version, showing fine potential. Merlot. Best from 2021 through 2035.

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