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2006 Le Macchiole Scrio Syrah

Retail: $225.00


per bottle

95 Pts Wine & Spirits


750 mL


Closure Type


Syrah / Shiraz








currant, blueberry, blackberry and strawberry


spice box, cedar and dark fruit


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Wine & Spirits:

"Eugenio Campolmi planted Bolgheri's first syrah when he began experimenting with vineyards there in the 1980s. His partner, Cinzia Merli, now runs the estate, the wines made by Luca D'Attoma since 1991. This is the best vintage of Scrio I have tasted, with a delicious red character, a wine that captures the elegance and staying power of the region's best within a completely different flavor profile: Here it is cool cedar and exotic green spice, luscious fruit in beautiful, sculptural curves. The bold sweep of flavor focuses into a tight, savory finish that lasts for minutes." (04/11)

Wine Spectator:

"Dark color, with an attractive intensity of raspberry, blackberry and new oak. Full-bodied, with focused yet tight fruit and supersilky tannins. Very refined and racy for a Syrah. Black pepper and dark fruits come out at the finish. Will develop beautifully in the bottle. Best after 2012. 500 cases made. -JS" (2009)

Antonio Galloni - Vinous:

"The 2006 Scrio (Syrah) is a rich, intense wine loaded with ripe dark fruit and plenty of toasted oak. With time in the glass the wine’s signature floral, minty notes gradually emerge, yet this remains a vibrant, youthful Scrio in need of serious bottle age to integrate its oak. Anticipated maturity: 2012-2024."

"Like many estates in Bolgheri, Le Macchiole has some beautiful wines that are coming into the market shortly. I visited the estate at the tail end of the 2006 harvest and already the early buzz in the air was palpable." (08/09)

Ian Dagata - Vinous Media:

"Bright ruby-red. Higher-pitched and fresher on the nose than the 2007 Scrio, with red cherry, sweet spice, lavender and white pepper aromas showing the more polite side of syrah. Then sweet, firm and tangy in the mouth, with harmonious acids lifting the red cherry flavor. This has more drive than the '07 but less meaty varietal character. Finishes velvety-smooth, bright and long. The 2007 is the denser of these two wines, but this is serious and very nicely balanced." (10/10)

Product Description:

"100% Syrah. Menthol, herbal, smoky, quite enticing nose. Dense, concentrated, plenty of ageing potential but not over-tannic, oak influence that emerges at the finish, but only subtly. Drink 2010 to 2020. (RH)" 16 out of 20 points, Jancis Robinson's Purple Pages (04/10)

"From the beginning, Scrio had a special place in the heart of Eugenio Campolmi, a great lover of the Syrahs of the Northern Rhone. Today, Le Macchiole's Scrio is unquestionably one of the finest Syrah's of Italy. Intense deep red, decisively spicy with aromas of white pepper, bay leaf, and fruity perfumes. Round in the mouth, the acidity is balanced by the sweetness of the tannins, the finish is fresh with notes of mint and eucalyptus." -Importer