#21 Wine Spectator Top 100 of 2013
Brilliant ruby color, this wine exhibits aromas of red fruits, blueberries, blackberries, spices and light, well-integrated vanilla notes. Medium-bodied, it possesses sweet, ripe tannins, and a balanced, refreshing acidity.
"A pretty red, boasting black cherry, black currant, violet and mineral aromas and flavors. Supple and silky, with hints of herbs and spices. Though dense, the tannins are well-covered by sweet fruit and flesh, but provide ample support. Excellent length."
"The merlot and syrah in this blend are more expressive in the 2011 than they are in the 2010 at the moment, reading in the wine's mellow texture and bright, peppery spark. The fruit is a dark, spicy cherry jam, opening up into a juicy, full-on finish. Generous and ripe, this is ready to decant for grilled lamb chops."
Wine & Spirits
"The 2011 Bolgheri Rosso Le Macchiole is a blend of 50% Merlot, 30% Cabernet Sauvignon and 20% Syrah aged ten months in neutral barrel and cement. The wine shows a deep and penetrating color with ripe aromas of dark plum and black currant. Despite its youth, it also shows the markings of elegance and sophistication that characterize all the wines from this landmark estate."
The Wine Advocate