Masseto Toscana Merlot 1997

$979

Great dark color. Intense aromas of ripe currant, prune, dried fruits and fresh rosemary. Loads of fresh sage and other herbs. Full-bodied, with beautiful tannins. Decadent, yet wonderfully caressing. Fabulous opulence here... Wine Spectator

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Ratings on Delectable

Shay A Delectable Pro

An absolutely stunning lunch from @joe leatherwood today. 1 sparkler, 2 whites, 5 reds and 1 dessert wine. All served blind. Insert expletive here. Wow. So beautifully bright and clean. Total balance. Dark ripe black cherries, dark chocolate dipped blackberries, and baked rhubarb tart. So much red and black fruit here! Definitely some fig, cherry cordial and truffle on the palate. It’s powerful without being overbearing. Tough call, but I ended up settling on early ‘00s Bordeaux. Is this the pinnacle of merlot?

An absolutely stunning lunch from @joe leatherwood today. 1 sparkler, 2 whites, 5 reds and 1 dessert wine. All served blind. Insert expletive here. Wow. So beautifully bright and clean. Total balance. Dark ripe black cherries, dark chocolate dipped blackberries, and baked rhubarb tart. So much red and black fruit here! Definitely some fig, cherry cordial and truffle on the palate. It’s powerful without being overbearing. Tough call, but I ended up settling on early ‘00s Bordeaux. Is this the pinnacle of merlot?

9.7

Conrad Green Delectable Pro

Something a little off and madeirized on the nose. Underneath, lovely poised fruit. A shame about the whiff on the top

Something a little off and madeirized on the nose. Underneath, lovely poised fruit. A shame about the whiff on the top

8.7

Yoon Ha Delectable Pro

Master Sommelier/Wine Director Benu

Merlot like no other - built stone tough. Italian-ness trumps varietal character.

Merlot like no other - built stone tough. Italian-ness trumps varietal character.

9.3

Nico J. Snyman Delectable Pro

Can't say this wasn't really great, I think that it shows what the vintage was like, but also that this one needs quite a bit of time to come around, yes it's extremely extracted/oaked/rich, but it's definitely a style that many people enjoy.

Can't say this wasn't really great, I think that it shows what the vintage was like, but also that this one needs quite a bit of time to come around, yes it's extremely extracted/oaked/rich, but it's definitely a style that many people enjoy.

9.2

BurgundyFan Delectable Pro

Reminded me of very old Figeac but without the green pepper, velvet, round, smooth and long finish, coffee, cigar tones, nice acidity, perfect

Reminded me of very old Figeac but without the green pepper, velvet, round, smooth and long finish, coffee, cigar tones, nice acidity, perfect

10

Ted Mandes Delectable Pro

Outstanding wine. Having it with Easter Dinner.

Outstanding wine. Having it with Easter Dinner.

9.8

Davis Smith Delectable Pro

Sommelier Acquerello

Really tasting good right now. Classic herbal, tobacco with some palate coating power left over

Really tasting good right now. Classic herbal, tobacco with some palate coating power left over

8.9

Fabio Dore Delectable Pro

Best merlot!!

Best merlot!!

9.9

Ron Siegel

Wow! Amazing bouquet of red & blackberry fruits, mocha, expresso, chocolate, dried herbs, & tobacco.

Wow! Amazing bouquet of red & blackberry fruits, mocha, expresso, chocolate, dried herbs, & tobacco.

9.7

Dimitri Fedotov, C.S. Delectable Pro

Sommelier Osteria 177

Gone...:(

Gone...:(

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