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2019 Masseto Super-Tuscan: Extremely Limited Opportunity!!

We’ve come across an opportunity here for the serious collectors among you, and I just wanted to put it out there…

We managed to score a two-bottle allocation of Ornellia’s 2019 Masseto, one of the best-known, most sought-after Super-Tuscan wines in the world.  Think, First-Growth Bordeaux, but from Tuscany.  And every bit as hard to get…only around 2500 cases are made and it’s extremely difficult to get.  And, to make the point a bit further, this is a historic vintage for this wine: Masseto has always been a single-vineyard wine, produced from 100% Merlot, and typically made at Ornellia.  This is the first vintage that the wine is a blend (90% Merlot and 10% Cabernet Franc), and the first to be produced entirely in Masseto’s new ultra-modern state-of-the-art winery. 

I was originally going to take one or both of these bottles (it’s a pretty big deal to be the only one getting any in the middle of the state, and it will only increase in value) but we don’t have the proper facilities to hold this long-term (temperature/humidity control) and, frankly, a bottle that sells for $900-$1000 sitting out on a shelf makes for a pretty tempting target for ne’er do wells…

So here’s the 411.  If you’re interested in a bottle of this legendary wine, please let me know before 2:00 p.m. tomorrow (3 p.m. is my cut-off to accept/deny the order).  The average price for this vintage on is $896, with some sites selling it for much higher.  If you (or any of your friends who don’t get our emails!!) are interested in purchasing a bottle of this wine, please email me back (or text me) ASAP.  We’ll be selling it for substantially less than the price listed above (barely over or own cost); it’s a deal you won’t find anywhere else!!  And check out this press!!

“This bottle opens a new chapter for one of Italy’s most celebrated and collected wines. The first vintage made entirely in its dedicated state-of-the-art winery (and the first vintage with a 10% dabble of Cabernet Franc added to what has historically aways been a pure expression of Merlot), the Masseto 2019 Masseto has two main themes at heart: concentration and elegance. And managing those two seemingly contrasting elements requires a little bit of magic. That’s the Masseto magic we look for. The 2019 vintage delivers it in spades with lovely concentrated fruit, blackberry, integrated spice, tobacco, crushed slate, pencil shaving and lots of texture and fiber to push a lasting mouthfeel. The wine’s richness translates into density and power to the palate, meanwhile the bouquet reveals fluidity and new sides as the wine opens in the glass. The finish is tapered and focused.”  98pts Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate

Tightly wound now, with blackberry, black currant, iron, rosemary, cedar and toasty oak spice aromas and flavors. Though firm and compact, this has plenty of fruit that persists on the vibrant, lingering and complex finish. Reveals very refined tannins. Merlot. Best from 2024 through 2042. 350 cases imported.”  98pts Wine Spectator

“Savoury notes on the nose, woodland fragrances, cedar, tobacco, blackcurrant and violets. Lovely fresh acidity fills the mouth, lifting the slightly grippy tannins and ripe cherry and plum fruit. Tannins are mouthcoating but fine, supportive and they have a nice feel giving structure to the overall feel. I like the texture here, the wine feels well worked with nothing sticking out. It’s perhaps a little sombre and not so overtly vibrant right now with stand out dark chocolate, mint and liquorice elements but there is elegance here despite the power and concentration and the wine feels extremely well made. Malolactic fermentation began in 100% new oak barriques with all the individual lots kept separate for the first 12 months of ageing before being blended and aged for another 12 months in barrel. The wine was then aged for a final 12 months in bottle before being released.”  97pts Decanter

Only 350 cases made it to the States, so it’s pretty cool that we have a shot at this!  Just let me know if you’ve got any interest in this…it’s stupid pricey, but this is one that serious collectors may want to take a look at! 




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