Massolino Barolo Serralunga d'Alba 2017
|Region||Italy, Piedmont, Barolo|
Camphor, wild berry, new leather and blue flower aromas emerge on the nose of this savory wine. Full-bodied and delicious, the structured palate delivers succulent Marasca cherry, baking spice and a hint of menthol alongside firm, refined tannins. This is an incredible performance for what is the firm's entry-level Barolo. Drink 2023-2029.
The 2017 Barolo Del Comune Di Serralunga D'Alba is produced from nine hectares in Serralunga d'Alba and Castiglione Fallettto and was aged for 30 months in large barrels. There are pure spiced aromas of cinnamon, black cherry, and tobacco. The palate has juicy ripeness up front, with red plum, game, and cocoa notes, and structured tannins. Relatively approachable now, drink 2022-2036.
The 2017 Barolo is a gorgeous, harmonious wine. In this vintage, the straight Barolo is a bit lighter than normal, as most wines are, but it is so impeccably balanced. Pliant and inviting, the 2017 will be pleasurable to drink in another year or two. The purity of the flavors is just striking. Red berry fruit, rose petal, mint, cinnamon and crushed rose petal are some of the many aromas and flavors that grace this exquisite Barolo from the Massolino family. So many 2017s are marked by sinewy tannins, here, they are especially fine.