Massolino Barolo Parafada
Price: $101.28 excl. GST
- Tasting Notes
The 2015 Barolo Parafada sees fruit sourced from 61-year-old vineyards planted in a spot with a steep incline that requires back-breaking labor to farm. Only 4,800 bottles were made with this edition, and those numbers are expected to decrease as the vigor of the old vines slow down as they age. However, the deep nature of the root systems means that this vineyard is rarely troubled by drought. The vines produce smaller berries, and this wine sports an inky dark appearance with concentrated fruit as a result. The wine’s aromas are beautifully presented and rich with black cherry and dried plum. In the mouth, this wine is generous with thick fiber and ample volume. Give it time to whittle down just a bit with extra bottle aging.
– Monica Larner, Robertparker.com, Score: 95
The 2015 Barolo Parafada is another gorgeous wine in this lineup. As always, the Parafada is defined by its huge center of fruit and ample, broad-shouldered feel. Whereas Margheria and Vigna Rionda – the other two Serralunga Barolos in this range – are more aromatically expressive, the Parafada is a wine of density and mid-palate resonance. These vines, planted in 1960 (the estate’s oldest) confer weight and gravitas. In this vintage, the Parafada is particularly beautiful.
– Antonio Galloni, Vinous.com, Score: 94
A moody nose with deep blue flowers – roses and violets – and blue plums, as well as a glossy, black stony edge. The nose is incredibly alluring. The palate has a very concise, sturdy and deep core of flavors that follow the aromas into blue-plum territory. Plush, long and commanding tannins. Style and grace. Try from 2023.
– James Suckling, Jamessuckling.com, Score: 90