"Masseto has accomplished consecutive feats. It is the first time that an Italian wine has earned 100 points in successive harvests.
Masseto 2016 is a storm of emotions, but it manages to keep them under perfect control."
"It represents a never-ending performance, continuing the series of successes that are taking Italy to the forefront of the wine world.
The first thing you will notice is the thickness and concentration of the fruit that makes an immediate impact in every way, in terms of appearance, aroma and mouthfeel.
The power and richness of this iconic vintage of Italy's innovative Merlot cannot be overstated.
Despite this considerable mass, this Masseto remains delicate and graceful which allows it to gain a better perspective when the wine opens in the glass and reveals deeper layers that were not immediately apparent on the first nose: dark fruits, spices, sweet tobacco and black cherry.
There is a lot of tension and focus for the fruit. I tasted the 2016 and 2015 vintages together for comparison when I scored this wine, and then only tasted this 2016 edition about a month later to confirm my impressions. These vintages are identical twins, two perfect wines.
100 Parker Points