Massolino Barolo Parafada 2011
Wine EnthusiastStructured and focused, this gorgeous wine offers enticing scents of pressed violet, woodland berry, baking spice, tilled soil and leather. The firm palate delivers ripe black cherry, licorice, mint, tobacco and ground clove alongside youthfully assertive but refined tannins. Give this time to fully develop-it should blossom into a beauty. Drink 2018-2026.
Wine AdvocateMassolino's 2011 Barolo Parafada does a great job of portraying the brawny and muscular side of Serralunga d'Alba. But it does so with an elegant touch. Thick tannins wrap over the palate and the wine boasts very long persistence that is carried forward in thick waves of plump fruit and spice. Sweet blackberry, clove and cinnamon appears on the close. Barolo Parafada needs five years or more before it begins to shed some of that chunky baby fat.
Wine SpectatorA mix of ripe cherry, raspberry, plum, tobacco and tea aromas and flavors are the hallmarks of this well-defined red. A stiff backbone of tannins and vivid acidity keeps this moving toward the lingering, earth-tinged aftertaste. Best from 2019 through 2032. 483 cases made.