(From 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.
(From 2008 Vintage) It takes the hand of a great winemaker to make Syrah an elegant, understated wine, but the ’08 Scrio shows exactly how it can be done. This wines stands like a gentleman farmer in a perfectly cut Italian suit. It’s a wine whose rich blackberry and cassis fruit, notes of pepper and baking spices, and flecks of minerals and espresso find their complement in deeply integrated oak. It’s a masterful wine, finessed and restrained.
Antonio Galloni"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."
Wine SpectatorRating: 92/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 10/07
Wine AdvocateRating: 93/100 - As reviewed by Wine Advocate on 07/08