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Le Macchiole Bolgheri Superiore Paleo Rosso 2004
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edium-deep ruby. Refined aromas of floral red berries and high-grade milk chocolate are somewhat overwhelmed by coconut and vanilla. Finely textured and lithe on the palate, with sneaky concentration to its redcurrant, raspberry, milk chocolate and m... Stephen Tanzer. A Proprietary Blend wine from Tuscany in Italy. 2004 Le Macchiole Paleo Rosso 750ml
This Cabernet Franc is beautiful, with incredible succulence, persistence, heat, power and a full plate of enticing fragrances. Coffee, root beer, chocolate, Nutella, graham cracker and cherry liqueur are only a few elements of the wineandrsquo;s complexity.
The 2004 Paleo (Cabernet Franc) is an intense, brooding wine imbued with the essence of dark fruit, scorched earth, grilled herbs, toasted oak and licorice. Made in a rich, super-concentrated style, this imposing Paleo will require patience. A second... Robert Parker. A Proprietary Blend wine from Tuscany in Italy. 2004 Le Macchiole Paleo Rosso 750ml
This Cabernet Franc is beautiful, with incredible succulence, persistence, heat, power and a full plate of enticing fragrances. Coffee, root beer, chocolate, Nutella, graham cracker and cherry liqueur are only a few elements of the wine's complexity.
Well-grown cabernet franc can produce a far more elegant wine than its richer cousins from Bordeaux. This 2001, grown on a mixture of clay, sand, limestone, chalk and rocks, provides a sustained chord of flavor, near perfect in its balance of chalky mineral tannins and waves of fruit. The layers of flavor grow more detailed with air, with red spices and green herbs adding to the spectrum of black and blue berries. Therersquo;s abundant complexity to appreciate now with roast lamb, though the wine wonrsquo;t likely reach its full potential until eight or ten years from the vintage.
The 2001 Paleo has completely changed character with the elimination of Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot from the blend and the decision to make this a pure Cabernet Franc. An inspired move mdash; in warm areas of the Tuscan coast, Cabernet Franc is notably more complex and aromatic than Cabernet Sauvignon and possesses an elegance that its brawnier brother rarely achieves. The 2001 Paleo might be considered a Mediterranean version of Cheveal Blanc with its fabulously sweet and refined nose of berry fruit, herbs, light spices and minerals, and an aromatic focus and precision which are sheer class. Polished, sinewy, and classy in its flavors, layered, complex, and with unequaled breed, this deceptively approachable wine will easily last another 20 years.
Cabernet franc seems so well adapted to the soils at Le Macchiole that its impossible to separate the land from the grape. Grown in a mix of limestone and chalk, with rocks, sand and clay, this rsquo;05 seamlessly combines savory, ferrous tannins with fresh black- and blueberry flavors. Itrsquo;s cool and dark when first poured, that darkness offset by high notes of fresh mint. With air it becomes full and broad, the coolness a textural component that feels like silk pulled tightly across a sheet of iron. Itrsquo;s beautiful wine now, with abundant complexity and flawless integration. Built to cellar for at least ten to 15 years.
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