Another huge wine, 2001 Masseto is intense, super-ripe and unctuous. Dense, voluptuous and dark, the 2001 is a heady wine built on serious concentration. This is an especially ripe, opulent vintage for Masseto. Relative to prior tastings, the 2001 did not show as well as it has in the past.
Anticipated maturity: 2016-2031
Robert Parker 97
The 2001 Masseto lives up to its reputation as a modern-day legend. The wine has everything; beautifully delineated aromatics, generous fruit and plenty of structure to support all of the elements. It is a big, massive Masseto endowed with huge fruit and an exotic, powerful personality. An eternal finish rounds things out in style. The 2001 is dazzling from start to finish. Anticipated maturity: 2011-2023.
Anticipated maturity: 2011-2023