(2010 Vintage) A pure expression of Syrah, the 2010 Scrio offers a finely woven and complete portrait of the grape with thick toasted oak notes at the back. Cured meat, black pepper and chewy fruit are supported by barrel-driven tones of chocolate and fresh cinnamon.
Antonio Galloni(2004 Vintage) "Le Macchiole's 2004 Scrio (Syrah) is a wild, exotic wine that flows from the glass with a compelling array of earthiness, mint, dark fruit, herbs, espresso and toasted oak. This sweet, layered wine possesses superb clarity and detail with an incredible lightness on the palate that is achieved notwithstanding its density. Anticipated maturity: 2010-2020."
International Wine Cellar(2004 Vintage) Dark red. Smoky aromas of grilled bacon, minerals and plum greet the taster, but come off as a bit unrefined at present. Smooth and suave on entry, then lush in the middle, showing plenty of ripe black fruits and an immensely sweet, appealing mouth feel. Finishes with soft if somewhat chunky tannins. Needs time to come around and gain more definition.
Wine Spectator(2004 Vintage) Rating: 92/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 10/07
Wine Advocate(2004 Vintage) Rating: 93/100 - As reviewed by Wine Advocate on 07/08