Saturday, 28 March 2015

2011 Paleo, Scrio & Messorio

I got a chance to taste the new vintages from Le Macchiole.

2013 Paleo Bianco
The cepage is 60% Sauvignon Blanc and 40% Chardonnay. The nose is open wide with deep, broad notes of papaya, sweet white currants, blood oranges and some wood smoke. Very good.
The taste is big and spicy with notes of melon, orange peel, butter biscuits and a hint of wood vanilla. A long finish with a good warmth. Needs time to settle down a bit. 
87p   (tasted 2015/03)

2013 Bolgheri Rosso
This blend of Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Sangiovese and Syrah, displays a warm, hearthy nose with notes of black cherries, plums, dusty earth, some pepper and some animal scents. 
The taste is young, big and tight with a mix of black fruits with additional notes of dark chocolate, cherry pips and dusty earth. A long, dry finish. A good "generic" wine but lacks in character.
85p   (tasted 2015/03)

2011 Paleo
This 100% Cabernet Franc burst out of the glass with fine notes of sweet red currants, ripe herbs, undergrowth, leather and some warm red apple aromas. Very deep and fine.
The taste is young, tight and spicy with notes of just ripening plums, red currants, leather, cigar ashes and some chocolate notes. A long, intense finish. Lots of potential. Very, very good.
92p   (tasted 2015/03)

2011 Scrio
100% Syrah - what not to like!? This young puppy shows of a big, warm, smoky nose with notes of blueberries, rubber, assorted herbs, white peppers and cold coffee. Deep and finely structured. Very young.
The taste is young, tight and concentrated with notes if lightly peppered meat, blueberries, leather and some forest notes. Very long and tight with finely polished tannins. Will turn out great with 3-5 years in the cellar.
92p   (tasted 2015/03)

2011 Messorio
Aaaah, what a nose - deep, pure and just fantastic with notes of plums, raspberry liquorice, expensive leather, fine herbs and a warm gravel. A very creamy character. Hauntingly beautiful.
The taste is pure, intense and just lovely with notes of sweet red currants, plums, cigarette ashes and a touch of asphalt. The finish is long, long, long and very promising. This will turn out great, maybe as
the 1999 taste a while back.
95p   (tasted 2015/03)



  1. Sorry to change topic....
    Will you post some Taurasi notes in the future ?


    1. :-) Not a problem!
      I haven't come across any in the near past, but you never know what the future will bring! :-)

  2. I just got back from Vinitaly where in 4 days I tasted almost 250 wine.....Taurasi along with 2010 Barolo, Brunello where on top list.
    Mastroberardino is my Taurasi favorite....
    Poggio di Sotto Rosso and Brunello where dynamite !

    1. Sounds like a great time! I am planning to go next year. Poggio di Sotto is always great! :-)

  3. If you like to stay downtown Verona....start to book year is the 60 Vinitaly anniversary !!

    My first Vinitaly attend was 1986....during my military service in Verona

    1. Thanks for the tip - I will look into that.

      Impressive! :-)