96 / 100 by Robert Parker The 2007 Messorio is another standout. A super-ripe expression of fruit is balanced with considerable ... Read moreThe 2007 Messorio is another standout. A super-ripe expression of fruit is balanced with considerable structure, delicacy and finesse, with scents of mocha, graphite, French oak, licorice and new leather that emerge over time. Over the last few months the Messorio has absorbed its oak beautifully. The finish is long, nuanced and utterly impeccable. That said, this remains an intense, towering wine in need of a long slumber. The 2007 isn’t one of the more massive Messorios, instead it is a wine built on elegance. Anticipated maturity: 2017-2027.
Le Macchiole crafted some of the most successful wines in Bolgheri in 2007. Proprietor Cinzia Merli and long-time consulting oenologist Luca D’Attoma continue to make important strides, as the estate seems to be heading for a less obvious, decidedly elegant style than has sometimes been the case in the past. A conversion to biodynamic farming in some of the estate’s vineyards and a more enlightened use of French oak are among the recent developments at Le Macchiole.
[ Source: Wine Advocate #191 Oct 2010 ] Collapse Text
93 / 100 by Wine Spectator A soft and decadent wine that makes you want to drink it. Full and velvety, with chocolate and subtle ... Read moreA soft and decadent wine that makes you want to drink it. Full and velvety, with chocolate and subtle vanilla character interspersed with meat and berry notes. Pure Merlot. Best after 2012. 835 cases made.
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16 / 20 by Jancis Robinson
A bit tough and sweet and aggressive. Chewy. I wouldn’t pay this. [ Source: http://www.jancisrobinson.com/tastings/search?keywords=Macchiole%20Messorio&query_field=title_t-country_t-regions_txt&perpage=20 ]
Europe warehouse: 12 Bottle(s), Delivery time approx. 28 days