Massolino Barolo Riserva Vigna Rionda 2011
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|Region||Italy, Piedmont, Barolo|
Wine SpectatorThe velvety texture sets the stage for cherry, strawberry, leather and spice notes in this red. Juicy acidity carries the excellent finish, building in freshness and complexity from beginning to end. Approachable now, but should be better in a year or two. Best from 2020 through 2035. 1,415 cases made.
Wine AdvocateThe 2011 Barolo Vigna Rionda Riserva is an exuberant and expressive wine with dark cherry fruit, spice, tobacco and black truffle. There is a pretty earthy quality on hand that is delivered in an elegant and understated manner. What I like most about this wine is that it does not show evident signs of the warm summer growing season. Any extra fruit ripeness or sweetness is carefully tucked in at the back. Give this Riserva another ten years of bottle aging to let it flesh out further.
VinousThe flagship 2011 Barolo Riserva Vigna Rionda is sensual, round and inviting, with striking translucence and overall freshness for the year. The flavors are bright, floral and very nicely lifted throughout. Just bottled a few months ago, the 2011 clearly needs time, but it is quite impressive and every bit as delicious as it was from cask last year.