Massolino

Vigna Rionda Barolo Riserva Nebbiolo

9.36 ratings
9.41 pro ratings
Barolo, Cuneo, Piedmont, Italy
Nebbiolo
Top Notes For
Carter Pelham

2009 Massolino Barolo Vigna Rionda

Appearance
Medium garnet with significant browning

Aroma
No significant fruit noted. Damp tobacco, oregano, Leather, damp earth, Slight rubber, Some floral notes but not fresh

Palate
med+ acid, subtle tannins with some grip in the front of the mouth. Bright red cherry entry, expansive mid palate with fine mineral, savory, tertiary notes. 30+ second finish on earthy notes

Significantly more advanced and tertiary than we expected and a bit disappointing in that regard. Tasted with decanting over 4 hours and while it did improve, it never completely turned the corner. Still an excellent pair with braised short ribs and the food did bring the wine more into balance.

2009 Massolino Barolo Vigna Rionda

Appearance
Medium garnet with significant browning

Aroma
No significant fruit noted. Damp tobacco, oregano, Leather, damp earth, Slight rubber, Some floral notes but not fresh

Palate
med+ acid, subtle tannins with some grip in the front of the mouth. Bright red cherry entry, expansive mid palate with fine mineral, savory, tertiary notes. 30+ second finish on earthy notes

Significantly more advanced and tertiary than we expected and a bit disappointing in that regard. Tasted with decanting over 4 hours and while it did improve, it never completely turned the corner. Still an excellent pair with braised short ribs and the food did bring the wine more into balance.

Aug 30th, 2021
Manuel Buergi

From a rather warm year. Thus, compared with other vintages the 2009 is defintely more ready, not on i'ts peak however. More on the red-fruited site (lots of cherry), spices, lavender and some licorice. Medium bodied and lighter than other Rionda vintages. Still, it has a great structure and is explosive in the palate with a smoth tannin.

From a rather warm year. Thus, compared with other vintages the 2009 is defintely more ready, not on i'ts peak however. More on the red-fruited site (lots of cherry), spices, lavender and some licorice. Medium bodied and lighter than other Rionda vintages. Still, it has a great structure and is explosive in the palate with a smoth tannin.

Dec 24th, 2018
Phil Green

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Aug 14th, 2015
Riccardo Febbrari

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Apr 24th, 2016
Rich Bernstein

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Feb 26th, 2016
C Urganci

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Nov 8th, 2015