2013 MASSOLINO Barolo Riserva Vigna Rionda 75cl (Piedmont, Italy)
Style - Bold
Grapes - 100% Nebbiolo
Tasting - Well we must be mad opening this behemoth before it turns ten but, well, you have to find out how massive Barolo can get right? Be ready for tannins. This has an iron-like grip with wafts of violet and liquorice lingering on the back. It's actually surprising how it can offer drinking pleasure now, especially, and most eloquently, alongside good food. From one of the great recent vintages that showcased plenty of finesse. This though is a titan that could age for 30 years or more.
FYI: Vigna Rionda is arguably the greatest vineyard site in Barolo. Hyper-concentrated wines with immense ageing potential originate from here.