Wednesday, November 28, 2007

1994 Le Macchiole, Paleo, Bolgheri, Tuscany, Italy

(85% CS, 10% SG, 5% CF)

At our last small Paleo vertical back in 2000 the 1994 was not showing well. In fact it was by far the lowest rated wine at the tasting. My hopes where not high this time as the ’94 Vintage in Tuscany is very soft. The nose is not all that bad. It has elderly signs – mature, yes indeed – but not dead. Refined sweetness of strawberry jam, gooseberries and light – but delicate berries. Taste is somewhat dry missing a fruit overcoat but still it’s elegant as has personality. (87)

Glass: Riedel Sommelier Bordeaux Grand Cru
Details: Paleo Vertical 1992-2002

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