Le Macchiole Bolgheri Rosso 2008
The 2007 Bolgheri Rosso (50% Merlot, 30% Cabernet, 15% Syrah, and 5% Sangiovese) is especially successful. This sexy red flows from the glass with generous dark fruit, sweet herbs and French oak. Medium to full in body, this glorious, ripe wine bodes extremely well for the estate's top bottlings. Anticipated maturity: 2009-2012Add winemaker's notes
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The 2007 Bolgheri Rosso (50% Merlot, 30% Cabernet, 15% Syrah, and 5% Sangiovese) is especially successful. This sexy red flows from the glass with generous dark fruit, sweet herbs and French oak. Medium to full in body, this glorious, ripe wine bodes extremely well for the estate's top bottlings. Anticipated maturity: 2009-2012
An attractive red, with berry and meaty aromas and flavors. Medium-bodied, with chewy tannins and a medium finish. Very good, but lacks some depth of fruit and complexity. Merlot, Cabernet, Syrah and Sangiovese. Drink now.
Blackberry, flowers and hints of toasty oak on the nose follow through to a full body, with soft yet chewy tannins and a flavorful finish. Needs time to mellow. Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Sangiovese and Syrah. Best after 2010.
The 2006 Bolgheri Rosso (Merlot, Cabernet, Syrah, Sangiovese) opens with fragrant, inviting aromatics that lead to a sweet core of expansive dark fruit. This juicy, soft-textured wine offers terrific drinking at this level. Anticipated maturity: 2010-2016.
Hidden behind aromas of cedar and toasty oak, this blend of merlot with sangiovese and cabernet franc needs time to come together. It unwinds with air, with plum and spicy blueberry flavors edged by tannin. The finish is firm, with a lasting meaty savor. Give it five years in the cellar and then decant for a seared filet of beef.
Le Macchiole's 2008 Bolgheri Rosso is a gorgeous wine. Ripe dark fruit melds into flowers, smoke, licorice, tar and minerals as this fresh, vinous red opens up in the glass. There is a wonderful purity and sheer density to the fruit that caresses the palate all the way through to the round, engaging finish. This is one of the more important vintages of the Bolgheri Rosso I can remember. Simply put, it is terrific. The Rosso is made from the estate's second selection of vineyards. The quality of the 2008 augurs extremely well for the estate's higher-end bottlings. ** Only 12 in Stock **
Berry and hints of herbs on the nose lead to a medium body, with currant and berries. Fresh finish. Chewy. Give this some time.
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