2001 Vietti "Masseria" Barbaresco
Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar
Good full red. Red cherry, raspberry, minerals and rose petal on the fragrant nose. Silky entry, then highly complex and perfumed in the mouth, with great class and clarity of flavor. Lighter and less fat than Vietti's 2001 Barolos, but with no less intensity. A great Barbaresco.
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
The 2001 Barbaresco Masseria is one of the best in the history of the house, a vivid garnet with ruby highlights, warm and expansive aromas of rose petals, licorice, and tar, and classy tannins which render more graceful the intensity of the finish.
Another excellent component of the Vietti portfolio, this elegant Barbaresco is scented by wild sage, dried mint, cigar box and rose petal. A wine capable of a long and complex evolution in the glass with clearly etched tannins over a lean body.
Beautiful aromas of blackberries, cherries and spices follow through to a full-bodied palate with soft tannins and a delicious finish. This shows lovely refined fruit and tannins. Best after 2007. 450 cases made.