1993 Masseto, Tuscany, Italy

1993 Masseto, Tuscany, Italy

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Prices start from £803.00 per bottle (75cl). Buying options
1993 Masseto, Tuscany, Italy

Description

The Italian equivelant of the finest Pomerol. This Merlot dominated wine from Antinori has an opulence and concentration of fruit rarely found outside Bordeaux. The layers of rich, creamy, smokey, fat fruit make this a truely headonistic wine.
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Wine Advocate94/100
Wine Advocate94/100
The 1993 Masseto is a rich, layered wine. This isn’t a particularly big Masseto, yet the wine possesses striking balance and a totally harmonious, complete personality that is hard to capture with mere words. This mid-weight Masseto is pure pleasure.
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Masseto

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Merlot

Merlot

The most widely planted grape in Bordeaux and a grape that has been on a relentless expansion drive throughout the world in the last decade. Merlot is adaptable to most soils and is relatively simple to cultivate. It is a vigorous naturally high yielding grape that requires savage pruning - over-cropped Merlot-based wines are dilute and bland. It is also vital to pick at optimum ripeness as Merlot can quickly lose its varietal characteristics if harvested overripe.

In St.Emilion and Pomerol it withstands the moist clay rich soils far better than Cabernet grapes, and at it best produces opulently rich, plummy clarets with succulent fruitcake-like nuances. Le Pin, Pétrus and Clinet are examples of hedonistically rich Merlot wines at their very best. It also plays a key supporting role in filling out the middle palate of the Cabernet-dominated wines of the Médoc and Graves.

Merlot is now grown in virtually all wine growing countries and is particularly successful in California, Chile and Northern Italy.

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