Tuesday, April 29, 2008

1997 Le Macchiole, Paleo, Bolgheri, Tuscany, Italy

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

More exotic fruit core. The berries are somewhat sweeter, almost liqueur like with classic Tuscan blackcurrant and vanilla. There are some herbs and minerals here to, but there are more sealed and distant as the sweet fruit takes too much focus. The taste has a seductive profile with good Italian warmth and velvet tannins. As I prefer more bite and mineral overload I preferred the 1996 Paleo. (91)

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

Tue 31 Jan, 2006

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