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Scrio Bolgheri. le Macchiole 2013

Member Review by peplo:

Textbook Syrah flavors of raspberry and boysenberry, light earth, with a hint of white pepper and cinnamon. Full-bodied, with superfine tannins and grea juiciness.Extralong, spicy finish. A WOW Tuscan Syrah.

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Le Macchiole:
A beacon of fine wine production in Bolgheri, today recognized as one of Italy’s most important wine regions, the history of Le Macchiole began in 1983 when Eugenio Campolmi, a native Bolgherese, purchased his first vineyard. Together with his wife, Cinzia Merli, Eugenio began his pursuit, based on the philosophy of experimentation, planting many different varietals (Sangiovese, Merlot,... Read more
A beacon of fine wine production in Bolgheri, today recognized as one of Italy’s most important wine regions, the history of Le Macchiole began in 1983 when Eugenio Campolmi, a native Bolgherese, purchased his first vineyard. Together with his wife, Cinzia Merli, Eugenio began his pursuit, based on the philosophy of experimentation, planting many different varietals (Sangiovese, Merlot, Cabernet, Syrah…) to discover those best adapted to the microclimate and particular soil of this region along the Etruscan coast, nestled between the Bolgheri hills and the sea. Beginning with just a few hectares, little by little the estate grew, the winery was built, and in 1991, winemaker Luca d’Attoma joined Le Macchiole, sharing a common goal: to produce an original, perhaps unexpected, wine capable of expressing and celebrating the characteristics of the territory. The winery focused on achieving the purest expression of individual varieties, such as Cabernet Franc and Syrah, atypical at the time in an area predominantly known for its Bordeaux style blends. With its distinct wines and unprecedented quality, Le Macchiole soon joined Sassicaia, Ornellaia and Guado al Tasso as one of the most prestigious estates in Bolgheri. Following Eugenio’s death in 2002, Cinzia took over the reins, moving forward with passion and dedication. Working closely with a carefully selected team in the winery and the vineyards, Le Macchiole has always been at the forefront of innovation, applying methods including extremely low yields, high density planting, specially designed cement fermentation tanks in the cellar, and since 2002, the implementation of organic farming practices, with the sole objective of strengthening the vine. The winery continues to produce what are internationally recognized as some of Tuscany’s finest wines, confirmed by the numerous accolades received in Italy and abroad, including the Wine Spectator’s prestigious 100-point score a few years ago for the 2004 Messorio. Today Le Macchiole produces 5 wines: Paleo Rosso (Cabernet Franc), Messorio (Merlot), Scrio (Syrah), Bolgheri Rosso (Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Syrah) and Paleo Bianco (Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc), each with its own personality, an expression of the soil and result of the respect given to the vineyard. “It is essential to first find balance in the vineyard, only then can we find balance in the wine.” – Cinzia Merli Source: http://vinconnect.com/wineries/le-macchiole/ Read less

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Vintage: 2000 07/20/2008

Textbook Syrah flavors of raspberry and boysenberry, light earth, with a hint of white pepper and cinnamon. Full-bodied, with superfine tannins and grea juiciness.Extralong, spicy finish. A WOW Tuscan Syrah.


External Reviews for Scrio Bolgheri. le Macchiole

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Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
Vintage: 2010 06/20/2014

A pure expression of Syrah the 2010 Scrio offers a finely woven and complete portrait of the grape with thick toasted oak notes at the back. Cured meat black pepper and chewy fruit are supported by barrel-driven tones of chocolate and fresh cinnamon. The gorgeous wine is a few years off from full oak integration. Anticipated maturity: 2015-2025. - Monica Larner Robert Parkers Wine Advocate.


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Vintage: 2010 03/06/2015

Tasting notes: Deep and crisp ruby red color. Very persistent balsamic notes. Round in tasting, its acidity gently melts with sweet tannins. Hints of mint and eucaliptus. - Winery Aging: 14 months. 70% new oak barriques, 30% first passage oak barriques Grape varieties: 100% Syrah


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Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
Vintage: 2010 06/20/2014

Spicy and fruity with meat and pepper aromas. Full and juicy with a balsamic note and hints of toasted oak. Very beautiful and intense. Drink or hold. It will be in market in February 2014. Pure syrah. James Suckling.


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Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
Vintage: 2010 06/20/2014

Another striking wine the 2010 Scrio (Syrah) is off the charts. Mocha spices chocolate black cherries and flowers all wrap around the palate. Varietal aromas and flavors lie behind the wine s superb textural richness and depth. Once fermented in barrel Scrio is now vinified in stainless steel which seems to allow the aromatics to truly soar. Over the last few months the 2010 has developed beautifully. The trademark Bolgheri richness is still present but the estate has added layers of fin


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Vintage: 2010 05/28/2015

A pure expression of Syrah, the 2010 Scrio offers a finely woven and complete portrait of the grape with thick toasted oak notes at the back. Cured meat, black pepper and chewy fruit are supported by barrel-driven tones of chocolate and fresh cinnamon. The gorgeous wine is a few years off from full oak integration. Anticipated maturity: 2015–2025.


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Vintage: 2010 05/28/2015

Another striking wine, the 2010 Scrio (Syrah) is off the charts. Mocha, spices, chocolate, black cherries and flowers all wrap around the palate. Varietal aromas and flavors lie behind the wine’s superb textural richness and depth. Once fermented in barrel, Scrio is now vinified in stainless steel, which seems to allow the aromatics to truly soar. Over the last few months, the 2010 has developed beautifully. The trademark Bolgheri richness is still present, but the estate has added layers of finesse and complexity that weren’t always present in the wines. This is a dazzling effort from Le Macchiole.


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
Vintage: 2008 11/14/2013

The 2008 Scrio (Syrah) wraps around the palate with layers of rich dark fruit. This is a decidedly cool Scrio that stands apart from some of the more bombastic wines of recent vintages. Dark cherries plums espresso and sweet herbs are some of the aromas and flavors that emerge over time but it is the integration of the French oak this year that truly elevates the wine to another level. Not surprisingly in 2008 Scrio was aged exclusively in 1 year-old barrels with no new oak which makes a huge difference. This is understated and flat-out great. Anticipated maturity: 2016-2028. -AG Robert Parkers Wine Advocate.


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