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2004 Macchiole - (Merlot) Messorio

ITALY / TUSCANY /
  • 96 WA
  • 100 WS
  • 92 IWC
  • 85 JR
  • Variety
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SKU: 73931-2004-750-3A
  • Wine Spectator | Rating: 100

    Beautiful, subtle aromas of berries, cappuccino and black olive are amazing. Full-bodied, with ultrarefined tannins and a long, long finish. Goes on for minutes. Leaves me speechless. This is soulful. A Tuscan cult wine you don'twant to miss. Merlot. 710 cases made.
    Author: James Suckling
  • International Wine Cellar | Rating: 92

    Dark ruby. Refined aromas of blackcurrant, coffee liqueur and cassis are complicated by minty and herbal notes, but this also exhibits (like the Paleo) some rather obvious coconut. Beautifully suave on the palate and lighter in style than other famous Italian merlots, this exhibits compelling flavors of cassis, dark chocolate, and almost garrigue-like spices. Finishes smoothly tannic, very long and complex, with a distinct touch of mint and a hint of alcoholic warmth. Domaine Select, New York, NY)
    Author: Ian D'Agata
    Issue: August/September 2007
  • Jancis Robinson | Rating: 17

    MerlotDark crimson. Quite a savoury, meat extract sort of Merlot. Sweet start but there is real intensity here (far more than the Syrah). Lots of pleasure in a distinctly non classical style. Dark chocolate flavours. But without the balance and refreshment and race of the Cabernet Franc.
    Author: Jancis Robinson
    Issue: 06/18/2009
  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 96

    The 2004 Messorio is clearly the most complete of these 2004s. It is a remarkably elegant Messorio endowed with a seamless, layered personality that exudes generous dark plums, prunes, mint, licorice, smoke, chocolate and toasted oak. Despite its considerable appeal, it is a powerful, structured wine with a significant tannic backbone that will require patience. It shows well-integrated tannins, superb balance, and a seductive, inviting personality that is absolutely irresistible.
    Author: Antonio Galloni
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  • Collector Data For This Wine

    • 430 bottles owned
    • 55 collectors