2001, Macchiole, Paleo Rosso

Bolgheri, Tuscany, Italy

(Priced at per bottle)


Score: 97

Drinking Dates: 2016-2028

Critic: Monica Larner

Tasted: 29-Jan-2016

Dark red fruit, freshly cut flowers, minerals, spices and sweet herbs are some of the notes that emerge from the estate s 2008 Paleo Rosso. The Paleo impresses for its vibrant minerality and exceptionally long, focused finish. The 2008 isn t a huge, opulent Paleo, rather it is a wine of more classic proportions built on harmony, of which there is no shortage here. Crushed flowers and sweet spices from the oak are sublime in the empty glass. Paleo Rosso is 100% Cabernet Franc that spent 14 months in French oak, 70% new barriques and 30% 1 year-old 112 liter barrels previously used for Messorio. Anticipated maturity, 2015-2028.