Masseto Toscana Merlot 2020

$989.95
PRICE CLUB members save $90 per bottle
15.00% /
750ml /
Vintage: 2020
  • WS 97
  • WA 96
  • DEC 100
  • JD 99
  • JS 99
Free Shipping
3 bottles
Please create an account for Free Shipping or Log In.

3 in stock

Free Shipping on 3 bottles
Please create an account for Free Shipping or Log In.
Ships Monday
Mix & Match Free Shipping on 12 Bottles

    Masseto Toscana Merlot 2020, carefully crafted under the guidance of esteemed winemaker Axel Heinz, is a symphony of flavors that embody the essence of its Tuscan origins. In the glass, it unveils a deep, alluring garnet hue, setting the stage for a sensory journey that captures the essence of its terroir and craftsmanship.

    With a bouquet that dances between opulence and finesse, this wine entices with saturated plum, blackberry, and black olive notes, interwoven with nuances of iron, tobacco, and toasty spice. An intricate tapestry of fragrances, it reveals a luscious texture that seamlessly marries with a full, rich timbre on the palate. Juicy with high acidity, it exudes a tantalizing blend of liquorice, graphite, pepper, cinnamon, and clove, intertwined with hints of floral and bitter orange rind, delivering a sophisticated, suave, and controlled experience.

    Structured with finesse and elegance, this powerhouse remains poised, showcasing its potential for evolution and depth, alluding to its remarkable aging potential. With its integrated, velvety tannins and enduring finish, Masseto Toscana Merlot 2020 embodies a harmonious balance, embodying the epitome of Italian winemaking mastery.

    Highlighted by Wine Spectator with 97 points, this vintage offers an intricate blend of plum, blackberry, and black olive, interlaced with iron, tobacco, and toasty spice aromas. Its well-integrated structure and a lingering aftertaste of fruit and spices are adorned with a pleasant chalky sensation.

    Awarded 96 points by Wine Advocate, the 2020 Masseto reveals a heightened density and richness, a testament to Heinz’s adept handling of the hot vintage.

    Decanter’s perfect score of 100 points speaks to the wine’s intense and fragrant profile, marrying ripe black fruit with floral aspects and a spice-laden palate. With its well-integrated tannins and alluring complexity, this wine is both powerful and sophisticated, exuding a sense of place and purity.

    Jeb Dunnuck’s 99 points salute the wine’s expressive nature, unveiling a sweet perfume of plum, boysenberry, crushed flowers, and fresh sage, complemented by a velvety texture and notes of leather and mineral earth.

    James Suckling, awarding 99 points, celebrates the wine’s intense aromas of ripe herbs, plums, and hazelnuts, seamlessly transitioning into crushed berries and orange peel. With superb concentration and velvety tannins, this wine boasts an agile and alluring profile that captivates the palate with its seamless elegance.

    Reviews

    There are no reviews yet

    Be the first to review “Masseto Toscana Merlot 2020”

    Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

    Critical Acclaim

    WS 97
    Wine Spectator
    Complex, with a luscious texture and saturated plum, blackberry, black olive, iron, tobacco and toasty spice aromas and flavors, this red features a full, rich timbre. Offers a lively, well-integrated structure, with a long aftertaste of fruit and spices and a pleasant chalky feel. Merlot. Best from 2025 through 2043.
    WA 96
    Wine Advocate
    The 2020 Masseto now sees new DNA with a touch of Cabernet Franc added to this celebrated Merlot-based icon wine. This is a vintage of enormous richness and density, and everything about the wine is taken up a notch or two (including the bottle glass weight and the 15% alcohol content). But Axel Heinz and his team are well prepared for the hot vintages like 2020, and changes to farming and canopy management ensure even ripening. This wine is always hard to analyze in its youth. It needs many more years to soften and flesh out. Give it time.
    DEC 100
    Decanter
    Intense and full on the nose, fragrant with ripe black fruit, floral aspects and soft spicing. Round and full on the palate, it's rich and muscular yet tight and neatly coiled with a liquorice, graphite, pepper, cinnamon and clove tang that gives this immediate but enjoyable spice. Feels well worked, juicy with high acidity that lifts the palate and gives freshness and brightness alongside really quite mouthwatering strawberry and raspberry fruit with such captivating dried floral and bitter orange rind aspects. Tannins are super fine and so well integrated yet this maintains a grip and hold from the very beginning through to a long and sustained finish. Nuanced and complex, still packing a punch in terms of power, but this feels sophisticated, suave, purposeful and controlled. Not elegant, this is more of a caged animal with it's full potential yet to be unveiled, but it is classy. A truly delicious wine with so much purity and sense of place. Malolactic fermentation in 100% new barroques, with each batch kept separate for the first 12 months of ageing before being blended and returned to barriques for another year, totalling 24 months. The wine was then aged for a further 12 months in bottle before being released.
    JD 99
    Jeb Dunnuck
    Tasted from barrel, the 2020 Masseto is incredibly expressive out of the gate, with a sweet perfume of candied plum, boysenberry, crushed flowers, mocha, sweet earth, and fresh sage. The palate is full-bodied and decadent, with a velvety texture and notes of black plum, fresh leather, and scorched mineral earth. It delivers great finesse and polish that features opulence without having weight. I look forward to tasting this next year from bottle.
    JS 99
    James Suckling
    Intense aromas of ripe herbs, plums, green coffee beans, and hazelnuts. Turns to crushed berries and orange peel. Full-bodied with superb concentration and fine, velvety tannins that run the length of the wine. It's big but agile and gorgeous.

    Food Pairing with Masseto Toscana Merlot 2020

    Our wine experts think this Bold and Structured Masseto Toscana Merlot 2020 wine would be a match made in heaven with these dishes. Bon appétit!

    Most viewed Products

    • Chateau Montelena Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley
      (0 review)

      Chateau Montelena Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley 2019

      $79.95
      PRICE CLUB members save $6 per bottle
      14.10% /
      750ml /
      Vintage: 2019
      • WS 90
      • MEL 90
      • WA 91
      Free Shipping
      12 bottles
      Please create an account for Free Shipping or Log In.
    • (0 review)

      Caymus Special Selection Cabernet Sauvignon 2018

      $219.95
      PRICE CLUB members save $16 per bottle
      15.70% /
      750ml /
      Vintage: 2018
      • WS 94
      • WIL 94
      Free Shipping
      6 bottles
      Please create an account for Free Shipping or Log In.
    • Taittinger Brut Reserve Champagne
      (4 reviews)

      Taittinger Brut Reserve

      $43.95
      12.50% /
      750ml /
      Vintage: NV
      • WS 90
      • WE 88
      • WA 90
      Free Shipping
      12 bottles
      Please create an account for Free Shipping or Log In.

    Recently viewed Products

    • Robert Biale Royal Punishers Petite Sirah
      (0 review)

      Robert Biale Royal Punishers Petite Sirah 2021

      $49.95
      PRICE CLUB members save $13 per bottle
      14.60% /
      750ml /
      Vintage: 2021
      Free Shipping
      12 bottles
      Please create an account for Free Shipping or Log In.
    • Duckhorn Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley
      (0 review)

      Duckhorn Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley 2021

      $59.95
      PRICE CLUB members save $12 per bottle
      14.50% /
      750ml /
      Vintage: 2021
      Free Shipping
      12 bottles
      Please create an account for Free Shipping or Log In.
    • Pinea 17
      (0 review)

      Pinea 17 2017

      $52.95
      PRICE CLUB members save $3 per bottle
      14.80% /
      750ml /
      Vintage: 2017
      • JS 94
      Free Shipping
      12 bottles
      Please create an account for Free Shipping or Log In.