Tenuta dell'Ornellaia - Masseto 2011


Toscana IGT

100% Merlot

Anbau: konventionell

Ausbau: 24 Monate Barrique, 12 Monate Flaschenreifung

Lagerpotenzial: 2031+

Inhalt: 75 cl

Rarität - perfekte Flaschen




The 2011 Masseto is very clearly the product of a warm year. In that sense, it reminds me of the 2003. Black cherry, mocha, chocolate, licorice, espresso and smoke are all super concentrated. The intense heat of the year is also felt in the wine’s large-scaled tannins. Overall, this is a very good wine for the year. When it comes to extreme vintages, however, there is no question Masseto does better in cooler, not hotter, years. Extremely warm, dry conditions resulted in a harvest that started on August 25 and was finished by September 1, the earliest on record here. 94/100 (01.2020) - vinous.com


From Italy’s most celebrated 7-hectare plot of Merlot, the 2011 Masseto is a wine of grand and lofty ambitions that happily materialize in the glass. This wine delivers on all the many promises it makes. First is the exceptional quality of the bouquet with seamless integration of dark fruit to spice, to chocolate, to Mediterranean herb. The aromas are presented in kaleidoscope effect so that many bright colors blend into one. Second, is the mouthfeel that is as supple, rich and persistent as you should expect of a wine of this pedigree. Lastly, is the wine’s aging potential that is already evident in terms of the integrated acidity and the richness of the tannins. In fact, the tannins are absolutely gorgeous here: They are silky, refined and delightful. It’s not the greatest Masseto ever made, but it performs beautifully nonetheless. 95/100 (10.2014) - robertparker.com


Raspberry jam, white flowers, mint and spices flesh out in the 2011 Masseto. Ripe and flashy to the core, the 2011 saturates the palate with layers of expressive fruit. Having tasted the 2011 now several times, my sense is that this is a vintage in which blending grapes (a la Ornellaia) could have been a help. Then again, even the weakest vintages of Masseto have aged impeccably, so time will tell. Ultimately, though, I don't see the 2011 as one of the all-time great Massetos. 94/100 (09.2014) - vinous.com


The estate's 2011 Masseto overtakes the senses with waves of fruit. A rich, super-ripe, jammy wine, the 2011 is explosive, full-bodied and intense from start to finish. It will be interesting to see how the 2011 develops once it goes into bottle, but my impression is that will always be a flashy, extroverted wine. 94-96/100 (08.2013) - vinous.com

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