Masseto (0.75 L)
A superb single-vineyard Merlot from a high-quality Tuscan producer, the 1995 Masseto vino da tavola exhibits a saturated dark ruby/purple color, in addition to a sweet nose of jammy black cherries, chocolate, and smoky new oak. The vintage’s high tannin level is present, but it is complemented by admirable concentration, glycerin, and spice. Cellaring is required. Anticipated maturity: 2003-2016.
WA / RP: 91