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.
Author: Ian D'Agata
Issue: August/September 2007
Wine Advocate | Rating: 93
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.
Author: Antonio Galloni
Wine Spectator | Rating: 92
Shows delicate aromas of black pepper, cloves and fruit. Full-bodied, with lots of fruit and supersilky tannins. Very refined and stylish. Syrah. 400 cases made.
Author: James Suckling
Jancis Robinson | Rating: 16
SyrahBright red. Full and round and awfully sweet. Tastes almost as though American oak had been used! Too sweet for me. Lots of flattery though. Just can't see much Syrah character.