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Le Macchiole Messorio Bolgheri Toscana IGT

Wine Details

Varietal

Merlot

Style

Red

Region

TuscanyItaly

Wine Description

(From 2010 Vintage) The 2010 Messorio is a powerful wine of great intensity, complexity and depth. Dark and red fruits, undertones of leather, a sprinkling of spices, and a little bit of scorched earth work together in a wine of great finesse and exquisite balance.

Winemaker's Notes

(From 2009 Vintage) Messorio is widely considered to be one of Bolgheri's, if not Italy's, most outstanding renditions of pure Merlot. Intense ruby red with violet notes, tremendous ripe berry fruit on the nose with hints of pepper, spice, vanilla and voluptuous in body, with jammy red fruit exotic innuendos, and smooth tannins.

Expert Reviews
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  • Wine Spectator
    "This offers fresh herbs and berries on the nose, with hints of coffee and vanilla. Full-bodied, soft and fruity, with a green olive undertone and lots of new wood. Builds on the palate. Tannic. Merlot. Best after 2012. 700 cases made." -95 points Wine Spectator "Initially somewhat restrained, the 2005 Messorio opens up with time in the glass, showing an array of dark fruit, plums, licorice and truffles, with sweet, silky-textured tannins. Even though this is a somewhat slender Messorio in relat...
  • Wine & Spirits
    Rating: 90/100 - As reviewed by Wine & Spirits Magazine on 04/09. Big and savory, with strong aromas of olives and spice, this wine grows more opulent with air, combining fig and crushed blueberries with the tannins edging toward overripeness. It should become more complex with time, or decant now for chateaubriand.