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Le Macchiole Paleo 2011

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Named for the local wild grass that once covered its vineyards, Paleo Rosso is a landmark expression of Italian CabernetFranc. Eugenio Campolmi had long dreamt of creating a unique wine that would stand apart from the rest of Bolgheri, andconverted this wine from a blend to 100% Cabernet Franc in 2001.

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RP 95
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
The 2011 Paleo Rosso gives you every reason to fall in love. What impresses the most is the floral imprint this 100% Cabernet Franc offers on the bouquet. It’s really quite remarkable: Pressed rose and dried lavender are almost perfume-like in intensity. In fact, I can’t remember a past edition of Paleo with a bouquet of this unique caliber. It boasts a huge sense of textural richness, with polished tannins and thick, dark extraction. The 2011 Paleo is particularly monumental in the mouth. Give it five to ten years to settle. I was absolutely impressed with this new set of releases from Cinzia Merli and consulting enologist Luca D’Attoma. The biggest surprise, however, is the 2011 Scrio (100% Syrah) that embraces the warmth of the vintage with impeccable precision and elegance. So much attention in the past has been paid to Messorio and Paleo, but the 2011 vintage finally sees Scrio in the spotlight.
WS 94
Wine Spectator
Offers enticing aromas of black currant, cherry, cedar, coffee, tobacco and herbs. Very Bordeaux-like, complex and classy, this is firmly tannic and just a little compact despite the long finish. Decant or cellar for a few years. Cabernet Franc. Best from 2017 through 2024.
JS 94
James Suckling
Gorgeous aromas of blueberry, lightly toasted oak and nuts. Full body, fine tannins, fresh acidity and a flavorful finish. Cabernet franc. Better in 2016.
W&S 94
Wine & Spirits
This wine is simply electric. It leaps from the glass with densely packed black fruit flavors spiced with pepper, fresh tobacco and dark chocolate, driving dynamically through the midpalate to leave a buzz of energy for well over a minute. Winemaker Luca Rettondini calls 2011 “an ideal vintage for cabernet franc,” yielding grapes with thick skins and excellent acidity, which allowed for a long, slow maceration. Red fruits emerge after a few hours of air, with chocolate and caramel flavors receding behind a wave of leafy herbs, smoke and spice. Powerful and lithe, like a dancer, it is hard to resist now for its energy and intensity, but it will continue to improve for years in the cellar.
WE 92
Wine Enthusiast
One of Italy's most lauded Cabernet Francs, this opens with aromas of new oak, cassis, crushed violet, tobacco, graphite and a whiff of espresso. The tightly wound palate delivers dried black currants, black raspberries, clove, oak-driven spice, ground pepper and grilled sage alongside assertive but polished tannins. It has structure and finesse but needs to unwind. Drink 2016–2023.
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Long before it was fashionable, Eugenio Campolmi saw the potential of his homeland, buying his first vineyard in Bolgheri in 1975 baptised "Le Macchiole". In 1987, he hired famed oenologist Vittorio Fiore as a consultant before the later was joined by Luca d'Attoma for years later. In contrast to his renowned neighbors who focused on Bordeaux blends, Campolmi focused on achieving the purest expression of individual varieties, crafting distinct wines of unprecedented quality. Soon Le Macchiole joined Sassicaia, Ornellaia, and Guado al Tasso as one of the most prestigious estates in Bolgheri. Following Eugenio's death in 2002, his wife Cinzia Merli, who shares her husband's passion, took over at the estate. Working with Luca D'Attoma, she has carried on her husband's legacy by continuing to make great Tuscan wines.

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Legendary in Italy for its Renaissance art and striking landscape, Tuscany is also home to many of the country’s best red wines. Sangiovese reigns supreme here, as either the single varietal, or a dominant player, in almost all of Tuscany’s best.

A remarkable Chianti, named for its region of origin, will have a bright acidity, supple tannins and plenty of cherry fruit character. From the hills and valleys surrounding the medieval village of Montalcino, come the distinguished and age-worthy wines based on Brunello (Sangiovese). Earning global acclaim since the 1970s, the Tuscan Blends are composed solely of international grape varieties or a mix of international and Sangiovese. The wine called Vine Nobile di Montepulciano, composed of Prognolo Gentile (Sangiovese) and is recognized both for finesse and power.

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