Wednesday, November 28, 2007

1996 Le Macchiole, Paleo, Bolgheri, Tuscany, Italy

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

This wine turned out to be a real positive surprise. For the first time during this vertical I can finally write the notes: Minerals and Tuscan herbs. My two favourite components in Italian wines and I can almost smell the rosemary bushes again even if I am still in Denmark and it’s freezing cold outside. The wine is dead charming – has overload of structural balance and elegance wrapped in this mineral/herbal glove that gives it so much character. Taste has great balance and the concentration is focused and cooled perfectly by these lovely minerals. (93+)

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

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