Massolino Barolo Margheria 2015


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"I’m surprised by the freshness of so many 2015 Barolo, and while it may not be a long lived vintage (perhaps), the wines are very good. Importer: Bibendum

Red fruits, spice, rosy florals, some liquorice root – great thing to smell. Bright, elegant, fresh ripe orange, dusty persistent tannin, new leather and tea, lovely energy and very good length. Aftertaste contains a gustatory nip of campari bitterness. Young now. Great potential." 

95 Points, Gary Walsh, TWF

"Aromas of plums, cherries and flowers. Sandalwood, too. Medium-to full-bodied with firm and silky tannins that are chewy. Tannic finish, yet finesse and refinement at the end. Try in 2022."

93 Points, James Suckling,

The Margheria vineyard is one of Serralunga's most important and illustrious sites. The Massolino family bought their first parcel here in 1964 and the rest throughout the '70s. They currently hold 1.5 hectares. Sitting at 340 metres above sea level, Margheria is a very chalky vineyard with a good percentage of sand, which brings elegance and spicy, mineral characters to the natural depth of Serralunga. This was aged in botti for around 24 months before bottling and then remained in bottle for a further year before release. Nine times out of ten, Margheria is the Serralunga cru that seduces best when young. This is no exception. Just stunning. On the one hand it's a classic Margheria--those wild florals on the nose and the strawberry/red-fruited brightness and finesse on the palate. Yet it is also clearly a deeper, more powerful rendition with a long, bloody, violet-noted close. Extraordinarily delicious now, it will also cellar very well.