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Barolo Vigna Rionda Riserva X Anni 2001
“An iconic wine from the 2001 vintage, this shows tertiary aromas of dried fruit, cassis, ginger, cola and licorice. But the wine really excels on the palate where it shows the magic intensity of aged Nebbiolo grapes with long, silky tannins.” — (9/1/2012) — 95 points
“…shows the muscle and depth of Serralunga. Layers of dark red fruit, spices, menthol and licorice flow from this textured, deep Barolo. The style remains understated in the spirit of the 2008s here, but with a little more of the richness typical of Serralunga. Anticipated maturity: 2015-2028.”
Vigna Rionda Riserva 2006
“…is young-very young. Currently the fruit remains quite primary and the aromatics have yet to develop. Still, it is impossibile not to admire the wines’s structure and sheer integrity of its fruit. I especially like the way the 2006 continues to open up asit sits in the glass. This is a hugely promising wine form the Massolino brothers, but readers wil have to be patient. Anticipated maturity: 2016-2031.”
“… is quite pretty and feminine in this vintage. This is a decidedly approachable, delicate Barolo. Bright red fruit, flowers and mint are some of the nuances that linger on the high-toned, slightly fleeting finish. The wine’s mid-weight personality makes it accessible and delicoius, even today. Anticipated maturity:2012-2018.”
“…is another rinfined, delicate wine. Bright dark, red fruits, spices, mint and licorice are some of the nuances that take shape in the glass. The wine fleshes ot nicely on the mid-palate as it shows tons of Castiglione Falletto character. Floral notes add further nuance on the finish. The 2008 should be ready to go with minimum cellaring. Anticipated maturity: 2015-2028.”
“…is the richest of these 2008s. it possesses gorgeous depth and fabulous overall balance. Layers of fruit flow effortlessy to the round, caressing finish. tar, smoke and licorice add further shades of nuance and complexity. Anticipated maturity: 2015-2023.”
Vigna Rionda Riserva 2006
“…is all silk and finesse. The tannins are barely perceptible. Sweet roses, spices, mint and red berries come together beautifully in this utterly sensual, inviting Barolo. The 2001 impresses for its refinement and understated personality. Expressive floral notes reappear on the engaging finish. Anticipated maturity: 2013-2026.”