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2006 - Le Macchiole Scrio Syrah
Sub Region Toscana IGT
Size 750 mL
Varietal(s) Syrah / Shiraz
library code: 71581
From the Critics:
- "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) -
- "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) -
- "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) -
- "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) -