2014 Le Macchiole 'Messorio' Bolgheri

$199.95
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Messorio is deserving of all of the hyperbole heaped upon it. It’s one of the world’s great wines, plain and simple. Galloni says the wine “has lovely mid-palate density, along with a decidedly exotic passion fruit/apricot quality that will only grow as the wine continues to develop in bottle. I expect the 2014 starts to drink well relatively early, but it also has enough freshness and balance to hold for a number of years. Hints of truffle, raspberry jam, blood orange and spice infuse the layered, creamy finish.

NOTE: PRE-ARRIVAL OFFERING; WINE ARRIVES IN OCTOBER 2018.

Le Macchiole [MOCK-E-ol-eh] is one of the greatest producers in Tuscany’s Bolgheri zone, which is similar to the Napa Valley in its climate and style of wines. Just down the road from Sassicaia and Ornellaia, Le Macchiole was founded in 1983 by Eugenio Campolmi and Cinzia Merli, both natives of Bolgheri. Eugenio passed away some years ago, and today Cinzia still runs the domaine. It is no overstatement to say that the wines of Macchiole are some of the finest wines produced in Bolgheri, but in all of Italy. They simply have it all: Perfume, grace, purity, balance, and POWER. They define “great stuff,” our entire modus operandi. A mixed case of these wines would be such a great play for your cellar. If you’re not yet hip to Macchiole, these are the kinds of wines that will have you calling to thank us for the recommendation for years to come.

Varietal:
Merlot
Winemaker:
Cinzia Merli
Vintage:
2014
Appellation:
Tuscany
Sub-Appellation:
Bolgheri
Vineyard:
Messorio
Total Varietal Composition %:
100% Merlot
SKU #:
1WLMA14IR3MESSORIO
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Vinous

The 2014 Messorio is another very pretty and expressive wine from Le Macchiole. The 2014 has lovely mid-palate density, especially for the year, along with a decidedly exotic passion fruit/apricot quality that will only grow as the wine continues to develop in bottle. I expect the 2014 starts to drink well relatively early, but it also has enough freshness and balance to hold for a number of years. Hints of truffle, raspberry jam, blood orange and spice infuse the layered, creamy finish.

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James Suckling

A little lean for Messorio but plenty of tobacco, cedar and berry character. Medium body, chewy tannins and a flavorful finish. Needs two or three years to come together