Thursday, May 8, 2008

2000 Le Macchiole, Paleo, Bolgheri, Tuscany, Italy

Dark red. Sweet oak notes, vanilla. Chocolate, herbs, coffee. The hole nose impression melts together and it’s taking away some focus in the wine. The taste is with a marmalade character and I am missing some structure. After the sweet notes are gone I would be concerned of the future for this wine.(90)

Wed 08 Dec, 2004

2000 Le Macchiole, Paleo, Bolgheri, Tuscany, Italy

(70% CS, 30% CF) The blend has once again changed. Nose has a good portion of warmth, which is nice. But it slowly transforms into a plum note, bringing a lot of sweetness to the wine and chocolate and coffee as secondary notes. It’s definitely a very pleasant wine but the nose needs that extra layer for me to score higher. The taste has dark blackcurrant in the finale with a bit of tar in the closing. (90)

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

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