1999 Le Macchiole Merlot Messorio

- 750 ml
98
RP
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$370.00
Availability: In stock
Product ID
31570-750-XX1

Wine Critic Reviews:

...It shows the minerality and drive of the cooler vintage in its clean, beautifully delineated aromas and flavors. Espresso, grilled herbs and mint are some of the nuances that linger on the finish. The 1999 continues to change in the glass, offering a preview of what is in store for readers lucky enough to own it. This is an absolutely joyous wine to follow in the glass. Anticipated maturity: 2014-2029.

eRboertParker.com (Antonio Galloni) | 98 RP

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Vintage 1999
Format 750 ml
Color Red
Country Italy: What are the first things that come to mind when thinking about Italy and Italian culture? There's one thing that nearly everyone tends to mention, it's the food - and where there's fine food, there is almost always fine wine. Italy is the most prolific wine region in the world, outclassing even France in terms of production quantity. Even if you're a complete wine novice, you have almost certainly heard of names such as Barolo and Barbaresco, Italy's most famous wine styles. When it comes to soil composition and other geographical characteristics, Italy offers a lot of diversity, and this never fails to show in the wines themselves.
Producer Macchiole: Macchiole's property in Tuscany is a slice of paradise. It's hard to describe just how enlightening and fulfilling a visit to the region can be, and if your schedule doesn't quite allow such a trip, you can settle for the next best thing - Macchiole's absurdly good wines. These wines are a perfect expression of Bolgheri terroir and possess more character than the people from Shakespeare's most celebrated works. They combine a respect for traditional values with a penchant for creative innovation, and the result is evident in each sip and whiff of their masterful works. It's wineries like this that give Tuscany its reputation, and few wines will look as good in your personal cellar as a classy Macchiole or two. There's no wrong choice when it comes to Macchiole.
Rating 98 RP
Region Tuscany: Italian culture worships the concept of a shared meal, and their wines scream for a chance to be uncorked with your friends and family. The region's Mediterranean climate and hilly landscape combine to create a beautiful viticultural environment, where every chosen grape is brought to its full potential and transmuted into drinks worthy of gods. The vineyards are planted along the higher reaches of the hill slopes, creating a gorgeous view of the Italian landscape. Once your lips kiss the wine, you're sent spiraling down a veritable whirlpool of pure flavor, touching upon notes of sensuous cherry, nuts, floral hints and undertones of honey and minerals. The wines can be as sweet as a fresh summer romance, and carry an air of dignity and elegance about them that can stimulate your intellect for months as you contemplate the seemingly infinite intricacies and details in the texture. Tuscany is an important part of Italian viticulture, and sampling their wines is the closest you can get to visiting this heavenly region and experiencing the culture.
Type of Wine Super Tuscans/IGT
OWC No
Varietal Merlot: Merlot, the only grape varietal in Bordeaux that can compete with Cabernet Sauvignon when it comes to influence and the amount planted each year. Taking its name from the French word for a blackbird, Merlot is a versatile wine when it comes to social scenarios and food pairings. This versatility also earns it a spot in various blended wines, further solidifying Merlot as a staple in French winemaking.
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