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2012 Macchiole - (Merlot) Messorio

ITALY / TUSCANY /
  • 97 WA
  • 96 JS
  • Variety
    Proprietary Blend
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SKU: 73931-2012-750-0
  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 97

    The 2012 Messorio is a drop dead gorgeous wine. Warm summer temperatures have done their part to shape a soft and supple wine that feels like silk sheets against the palate. The bouquet is redolent of red fruit, bold cherry, leather, spice, tar, licorice and grilled herb. The youth of the wine allows you the perspective of contemplating each one of those aromas individually. They will, of course, reach greater harmony and integration as the wine continues its long evolution. This wine reflects beautifully on the magnificence of Merlot in Coastal Tuscany.
    Author: Monica Larner
  • Vinous | Rating: 96

    The 2012 Messorio is the most beautiful and complete of Le Macchiole's 2012s. A wine of texture and structure, especially for the year, the 2012 offers terrific depth and intensity. Here, too, readers need to be patient, as the 2012 is young and not fully formed with few of the nuances that will develop over time. Although always quite seductive upon release, Messorio really blossoms after at least a few years in bottle.
    Author: Antonio Galloni
  • JamesSuckling.com | Rating: 96

    This is really fantastic with aromas of black olives, flowers and sandalwood. There's a clarity and precision to the wine. Full body, ultra-fine tannins and a chewy and structured finish. A muscular merlot with tone and tension. Better in 2017.
    Author: James Suckling
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  • The rolling hills of Tuscany are home to ancient vines that grew wild long before modern times. Sangiovese is the variety of the region's best-known wines, Brunello di Montalcino and Chianti. In recent years, “Super Tuscans"—blends including non-native Bordeaux varieties—have gained in popularity and acclaim. The region's Mediterranean climate, with its warmer average temperatures, provides ideal conditions for the development of rich, structured, and age-worthy wines. 

    Collector Data For This Wine

    • 135 bottles owned
    • 17 collectors