"Masseto has pulled off back-to-back home runs. This is the first time that an Italian wine has earned 100 points in successive vintages. The 2016 Masseto is a thunderstorm of emotions, but it manages to keep them under perfect control.
100 Points Robert Parker
Masseto 2017 manages to encapsulate all the ripeness and concentration of a particularly sunny and dry vintage.
The colour is almost black, the nose reveals a rich and ripe expression of concentrated black fruit, with hints of spices and liquorice.
On the palate the wine manages to combine great intensity and ripeness of fruit with a remarkable sense of balance and freshness.
The tannins are densely knit, the texture velvety, the finish shows lingering fruitiness and a vibrant acidity giving a final touch of freshness.
Although it comes from one of the warmest vintages, 2017 can be considered a very typical Masseto in its unmistakable combination of richness and elegance.