Monday, July 09, 2007

Massolino Dolcetto d'Alba 2005

Massolino
2005, Dolcetto d’Alba

This is a line-extension in the CT market, but a wine that has been produced by this outstanding estate for decades. The Massolino family is one of the oldest production families in the Barolo region, going back 7 generations.

This Dolcetto is very deep in color – a vibrant purple color. Aromatically it is juicy and spicy with loads of underlying licorice spice and cherry/berry flavors. Very smooth and soft on the palate, but the wine does have a pleasant touch of grip on the finish for more complex food and wine combinations. Really quite good.

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