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2009 Le Macchiole Paleo Rosso

Retail: $125.00


per bottle

98 Pts Wine Enthusiast


750 mL


Closure Type


Cabernet Franc








tobacco, raspberry, cassis, violet, pepper and green bean


tobacco, broccoli, berry and flower


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Wine Enthusiast:

"Made from 100% Cabernet Franc, Paleo opens with concentrated, sweet-smelling aromas of plum, cherry and cinnamon, which translate to the palate with added notes of spice, leather and tobacco. This is bold, opulent and delicious, and it’s guaranteed to please. Hold for 10 years or more."

Ian Dagata - Vinous Media:

"Good full red-ruby. Knockout nose combines fresh red cherry with richer, riper aromas of raspberry jam, strawberry syrup, milk chocolate, vanilla and candied violet. At once sappy and voluminous, with lovely sweetness and flesh to the red fruit flavors. Very smooth, velvety tannins leave an impression of lingering creaminess on the extremely long finish, which features a seamless cherry liqueur-like quality. A very ripe, almost candied style of Paleo, but it's a pretty irresistible wine that will offer plenty of early drinking appeal."

Antonio Galloni - Vinous:

"The 2009 Paleo Rosso (Cabernet Franc) resonates on the palate with notable warmth and richness. Espresso, mocha, dark cherries and plums come to life in this gorgeous, sexy red. The 2009 possesses marvelous length and intensity all the way through to the silky, medium-bodied finish. Today the 2009 impresses for its overt fruit, but varietal notes are much more elusive as the wine is very, very tight. "

Wine Spectator:

"A lush, dark red, whose toasty oak frames its black cherry and plum flavors. This is international in style, showing flashy oak, but with enough fruit to match. The long toast- and spice-filled finish offers an echo of plum. Best from 2013 through 222. 300 cases imported. –BS"

Product Description:

“The wines of Le Macchiole are, for me, one of the major reasons why this district has been so successful.” - Lodovico Antinori

"Until the early 1980’s, wines produced in Bolgheri were largely focused on quantity over quality. The changes that developed thereafter were largely due to the few producers recognizing the potential of a Bordeaux winemaking model which favored long ageing in small barrels. In 1983, the year when the first specifications for the protection of Bolgheri DOC wines were approved, the late Eugenio Campolmi and Cinzia Merli planted the vineyards of Le Macchiole at the foot of the Bolgheri Hills. Six years later, in 1989, the first vintage of Paleo Rosso was produced; Messorio and Scrio produced later in 1994. In 1991, Le Macchiole began working with famed oenologist Luca d’Attoma. The estate focuses on achieving the purest expression of individual varieties, crafting distinct wines of unprecedented quality. Le Macchiole joins Sassicaia, Ornellaia, and Guado al Tasso as one of the most prestigious estates in Bolgheri." -Importer

"Paleo Rosso is the one that I feel closest to and the one that excites me most. He can pleasantly surprise you And is also the one that will unexpectedly give you the greatest feeling and passion. He enters your soul in a way that is persuasive and intriguing, without ever being excessive in his expressions. " - Winery




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