Endrizzi – Gran Masetto 2011 – Vigneti Delle Dolomiti

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Very opaque colour here, really purple black; still the rim is indicating it has a few years of evolution. Very expressive nose, very sweet fruit, it’s almost port-like, showing high ripeness and very sweet fruit like dark blackberry, cassis, dark plum; but there’s a certain aromatic component like ripe herbs, adding a certain freshness to that. Hmmm! Really good, this one. Very dense, still a youthful appearance, really really dense and concentrated, with layers of inky dark fruit like cassis, dark cherry, plum, we can go on with everything. We add some spice box to that, but I like the freshness we get here from some fresh herbs. That cassis feeling with herbs brings my mind to Cabernet, it might not be in there for sure but it’s certainly that dark fruity opulent style. We have good quite grainy powdery tannin in there, but already well-settled; and with this really expressive and rich fruit, you don’t really feel any oak. Very good length as well. Certainly no hard edges, a wine that drinks really well; but doubtlessly with this concentration it’s easily a wine that could be put away for another 8 to 10 years if you like that more mature style of wine. I’m very curious what this is! I like it a lot actually.

Tasted by the Best Sommelier of the World, Andreas Larsson.