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IronGate Fine Wine Auction

Tue, Feb 6, 2024 10:00AM EST - Tue, Feb 13, 2024 08:00PM EST
  • 2005
  • 3000ml
  • Italy
  • Tuscany
  • Merlot
  • Red
  • OWC/OCC
  • EE788
  • EE788
Lot 35

2005 Masseto Toscana - 3000ml - 1 bottle(s)

Estimate: CAD$6,500 - CAD$9,000

Bid Increments

Price Bid Increment
CAD$0 CAD$20
CAD$500 CAD$50
CAD$1,000 CAD$100
CAD$2,000 CAD$200
CAD$3,000 CAD$250
CAD$5,000 CAD$500
CAD$10,000 CAD$1,000
CAD$20,000 CAD$2,000
CAD$50,000 CAD$5,000
CAD$100,000 CAD$10,000

This lot is comprised of 1 bottle(s) of 2005 Masseto Toscana - 3000ml. Estimate for this lot is between $6500 - $9000 with a reserve of $5000. The bottles in this lot come from collection 11426.

A Toronto based consignor whose father was also a collector and imported wines from Central Italy, started his own collection over 30 years ago. The wines, an impressive mix from France, Italy and California, were purchased through the LCBO and some Toronto agents. He built his own custom temperature-controlled cellar where the wines have been stored since procurement.

The score for 2005 Masseto Toscana is 94 from Robert Parker and the tasting note - The 2005 Masseto (Merlot) is simply gorgeous. A wine of extraordinary class and personality, it remains very primary in its dark fruit, licorice, cassis and toasted oak. It offers notable concentration and well-integrated tannins, all of which convey an impression of awesome harmony, finesse and balance. The tricky growing season seems to have been less of an issue for the Merlot, particularly in the old-vine Masseto Centrale vineyard. The 2005 Masseto has been superb every time I have tasted it thus far. As is often the case, the wine requires at least a few years of bottle age before it becomes approachable. It is impossible not to be impressed by the consistent results Ornellaia achieves year after year. This is a gorgeous set of wines from oenologist Axel Heinz and agronomist/General Manager Leonardo Raspini. In general, the estate’s 2005s are smaller-scaled wines than is often the case, but they offer remarkable balance and plenty of style. As outstanding as the 2005s are, the 2006s are simply off the charts. They are thrilling wines that have tons of everything