2008 Masi Brolo di Campofiorin Oro

SKU #1148165 93 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

 The 2008 Brolo Campofiorin Oro is like a Riserva version of the Ripasso-inspired Campofiorin. This is a gorgeous wine that nails that difficult balance between power and elegance. The bouquet is chiseled and linear with etched notes of crushed granite and smoke that open to softer tones of ripe fruit, wet earth and porcino mushroom. The wine is densely textured and layered with soft tannins that wrap around the finish. Drink 2014-2020.  (10/ 2013)

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By: Illya Haase |  K&L Staff Member  |  Review Date: 12/26/2013  | Send Email
What a amazing bottle of wine. So much going on. Visually, it dances in the glass with ruby and plum hues. The nose itself, you know you are in for a world of flavors! Earth and floral aspects of crushed violets and underbrush. In the mouth silky smooth, with accents of blue and black berry compote. On the long lasting finish you get a bonus of crushed rock. This wine will work with any roast or just open it up with friends.

By: Greg St. Clair |  K&L Staff Member  |  Review Date: 12/9/2013  | Send Email
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I have to admit I wasnít quite prepared for this wine having tried it at the end of a long tasting but its arrival was dramatic. The nose alone sent me over, I had to recheck the bottle, dumped my glass and started over, I havenít tasted anything like this in a while. This is Masi Campofiorin with the character it had decades ago yet with more depth, power and the most complexity and balance I can remember in a Masi wine in this price range ever. It really is a step up from the regular Campofiorin and it really deserves its Brolo Campofiorin Oro added label distinction. The wine is made from Corvina, Rondinella and the addition of an indigenous grape just recently being cultivated again called Oseleta. The nose is full of spice and the complexity derived from the dried grapes that has to be experienced, it isnít raisiny itís just complex. On the palate the wine is impressive, while it has a bold, fleshy richness but it is the acidic balance that really makes the wine work. This wine has great tannic structure but this wine is in such harmony that you only feel the tannin a bit in the finish and that goes on for some time. The wine gives truly a layered feeling as flavors just seem to arrive one after the other again and again. Masi suggests you pair this wine with a Pumpkin (squash) risotto with Porcini mushrooms and Taleggio, while I wouldnít disagree a nice, rare Prime Rib Eye will do you just fine.
Drink from 2013 to 2020

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Other Red Wines

Country:

Italy

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Veneto