07 Sep Le Macchiole Tasting Mon. 9/12
Monday, September 12
5 to 7pm
At the Bar
Join us in welcoming Gianluca Putzolo, Marketing Director for Macchiole winery in Tuscany for a tasting of their awesome super Tuscan wines. Macchiole specialize in producing wines based on Cabernet Franc, Syrah, and Merlot from Bolgheri on the Tuscan coast. Cool sea breezes make this a wonderful region for making wines with precision and power, highlighting the unique terroir of Bolgheri. Macchiole stand on the shoulders of wines such as Sassicaia, one of the most well respected Cabernet based wines in the world. This is a truly unique opportunity to sample some very rare wines.
2014 Le Macchiole Paleo Bianco, Toscana
On Sale $59.99
A dense and fruity white with a milky, yogurt undertone. Full body, round and soft texture and a delicious finish. Lots of creamy character. A little simple in the end. Chardonnay and sauvignon blanc. Drink now.
89 Points, James Suckling
2014 Le Macchiole Bolgheri Rosso
On Sale $27.99
A very pretty red with blueberry and mineral aromas and flavors. Medium body, fine tannins and a flavorful finish, yet always reserved and refined. A blend of merlot, cabernet and syrah. Delicate 2014.
91 Points, James Suckling
2012 Le Macchiole Paleo Rosso, Toscana
On Sale $91.99
Le Macchiole’s 2012 Paleo Rosso (Cabernet Franc) is rich, ample and dense, with lovely immediacy and plenty of up-front richness. Suave, silky and generous, the 2012 is going to need a few years to develop the full breadth of its aromatics – one of the signatures of Paleo – but it is promising and quite delicious, even at this early stage. The radiant, deeply expressive finish is super-appealing. Over the last few years, the Paleo Rosso has improved dramatically. While Scrio and Messorio are smaller production wines and more expensive, in many ways the Paleo Rosso is making a serious move to establish itself as Le Macchiole’s flagship.
94+ Points, Vinous Media
2012 Le Macchiole “Scrio,” Toscana
On Sale $143.99
A decadent syrah with loads of meat, dark fruits and hints of vanilla. Full-bodied, round and chewy yet leading to a long, long finish of fruit that turns to black pepper. Drink or hold.
96 Points, James Suckling
2012 Le Macchiole “Messorio,” Toscana
On Sale $179.99
The 2012 Messorio is the most beautiful and complete of Le Macchiole’s 2012s. A wine of texture and structure, especially for the year, the 2012 offers terrific depth and intensity. Here, too, readers need to be patient, as the 2012 is young and not fully formed with few of the nuances that will develop over time. Although always quite seductive upon release, Messorio really blossoms after at least a few years in bottle.
96 Points, Vinous Media