Vinous Media
Date of review : February 2017
Vintage wine : Barolo Docg Vigna Rionda Riserva 2013
Ratings/Awards : 93-96+

An embryonic, yet fascinating wine, the 2013 Barolo Riserva Vigna Rionda is both haunting perfumed and also massively tannic. There is no rush, as the 2013 won’t be bottled anytime soon. Nevertheless, it is fascinating to catch the 2013 at this early stage in its life. I have often written that Rionda is the Musigny of Barolo. In 2013, Massolino’s Rionda is like a top Musigny but with the tannic spine of a superb Bonnes-Mares. - A. Galloni, from cask