2009 Le Macchiole Merlot Messorio

- 750 ml
98
JS
Availability: Out of Stock
$189.00
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Product ID
58764-750-AS

Wine Critic Reviews:

This is the best Messorio in years with such wonderful richness and race with chewy tannins. Plenty of subtle dark chocolate and berry character. It's very complex with undertones of rosemary, spices and sea salt. Savory. Super long and powerful. What fruit... James Suckling

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Availability Out of Stock
Vintage 2009
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 JS
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.
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