The 2009 Masolino Barolo Parussi is one of the top wines of the 2009 vintage. Five members of the Massolino family run the estate, any they produce classic vineyard driven baroli! The Massolino family works sustainably in their vineyards, and pay attention to every aspect of viniculture, and traditional wine making. The house style pairs perfectly with the riper richer 2009 vintage. Approachable now this wine should age effortlessly for the next decade or more. It’s really fun for us to offer a baroli that you can drink now at a fair price!
These bottles are coming straight from their cellars in the next week or two.
Wine Advocate (Monica Larner) 94 pts! The 2009 Barolo Parussi sees fruit sourced from the Castiglione Falletto township and consequently shows the most ethereal and refined characteristics of these three vineyard-designate wines. Rosehip, forest berry and even a touch of stone fruit or apricot emerge at first, followed by heavier aromas of tar and black licorice. The wine shows impressive elegance, finesse, silky tannins and fresh acidity. Those overall attributes, melded so perfectly together, are rare to find in the warmer 2009 vintage. Anticipated maturity: 2015-2025.
Vinous (Steve Tanzer) 92+ pts! (from 20-to-25-year-old vines at the top of the hill, facing southeast and southwest): Good bright, full red. Cooler, bluer aromas of blueberry, mint, camphor and licorice. Large-scaled, silky and plush on entry but quite backward on the back half. Major tannins dust the tongue and front teeth on the rather muscular finish. This soil gives different tannins from most other Serralunga vineyard, notes Massolino, but the Parussi is still a powerful, masculine style of Barolo.