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2003 Messorio, Le Macchiole

Toscana IGT

$175.00 per Bottle


2 Bottles




"The 2003 Messorio has calmed down a bit now that it has been in bottle for a few years, but it remains a decidedly opulent, full-throttle wine loaded with blueberry and blackberry jam, chocolate, sweet spices and French oak. The tannins have begun to soften a touch, but the 2003 is still at least a few years away from offering its finest drinking. This is a fabulous effort considering a torrid vintage that was especially hard on Merlot. Anticipated maturity: 2015-2025." Antonio Galloni, In the Cellar
(WA, 03/01/2011)

Rating: 94
Drink from: 2015-2025

"Wonderful aromas of crushed raspberry, strawberry and hints of vanilla follow through to a medium- to full-bodied palate, with fine tannins and a long finish. Silky. Hard to resist already. Pure Merlot. Almost impossible to find. Best after 2008. 750 cases made." Wine Spectator
(WS, 10/31/2006)

Rating: 93
Drink from: 2008

"Dark red. Enticing aromas of blackberry, ground coffee and black pepper, with a definite herbal twist. Brooding and muscular on the palate, offering a rare combination of elegance and power, thanks to ripe acidity and sweet tannins. This is always the most tannic of Le Macchiole's wines, a characteristic Campolmi believes is due to the soil." Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar
(IWC, 09/01/2006)

Rating: 91

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