2000 Massolino "Riserva Vigna Rionda Dieci Anni" Barolo (Elsewhere $170+)
This wine is a special release that was aged an extra 10 years in the cellar. 1,500 bottles produced. Dried porcini, ripe fruit and flower petals in the nose. This is full, soft, and very rich. Decadent with tons of fruit. Even after 10 years this still drinks like a young wine. This nose is absolutely stunning.
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
The 2000 Barolo Riserva Vigna Rionda Dieci Anni represents the essence of refinement and elegance. Dried roses, tar, licorice, cherries and leather are some of the notes that spin out effortlessly from this sublime, pedigreed Barolo. Today the 2000 Dieci Anni is in an in-between state where the earliest signs of tertiary aromatics suggest the wine might be close to being ready to drink, while the foreboding tannins tell another story entirely. This powerful, sensual Rionda needs at least another few years in bottle, but it is already shaping up to be a beauty. This is one of the best Riondas Massolino has ever made. The Dieci Anni is a re-release of the 2000 Barolo Riserva Vigna Rionda from the estate’s library. Anticipated maturity: 2015-2030.
Maturing aromas of spice, tar, leather and macerated cherry mark this Barolo, which is ready to enjoy. Its tannins are well-integrated, the flavors are complex and the finish long. Still chewy in texture, but beautiful. Drink now through 2024.