2004, Macchiole, Paleo Rosso

Bolgheri, Tuscany, Italy

(Priced at per bottle)

Score: 93

Drinking Dates: 2014-2024

Critic: Antonio Galloni

Tasted: 01-Apr-2014

The 2004 Paleo Rosso is shaping up beautifully, although it is quite intense and powerful within the context of a year that generally yielded wines on the more finessed side. Still, there is plenty to admire in the wine’s sheer depth and density. Early tertiary notes are right around the corner in a wine that should drink well over the next decade. The 2004 is a gorgeous Paleo Rosso. In this vertical, it is easy to see where the 2004 belongs in the evolution of Le Macchiole. The style is a bit over-extracted, heavy and oaky by today’s standards, but this is a well-made wine for its era.