le macchiole, messorio, toscana 2007
WINE ENTHUSIAST
99
ROBERT PARKER'S WINE ADVOCATE
96

2007 le macchiole, messorio, toscana

Why We're Buying

When people look for textbook IGT Toscana, they look at Le Macchiole. The Tuscan estate is responsible for Messorio, a 100% merlot that sells for more than $200 per bottle. The single-varietal wine is considered the estate's crown jewel due to its timeless elegance and graceful aging.

Critics Scores

WINE ENTHUSIAST
99

Wine Enthusiast

Here’s a 'wow' wine you won’t easily forget. Messorio is all Merlot, and happily delivers the softness, richness and overall opulence that we love in this noble grape variety. What elevates this particular expression and vintage is the true elegance and sophistication evident here. This is a huge wine, but it’s not exaggerated and the finish is as long and smooth as they come.

ROBERT PARKER'S WINE ADVOCATE
96

Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

The 2007 Messorio is another standout. A super-ripe expression of fruit is balanced with considerable structure, delicacy and finesse, with scents of mocha, graphite, French oak, licorice and new leather that emerge over time. Over the last few months the Messorio has absorbed its oak beautifully. The finish is long, nuanced and utterly impeccable. That said, this remains an intense, towering wine in need of a long slumber. The 2007 isn’t one of the more massive Messorios, instead it is a wine built on elegance. (AG)

WINE SPECTATOR
93

Wine Spectator

A soft and decadent wine that makes you want to drink it. Full and velvety, with chocolate and subtle vanilla character interspersed with meat and berry notes.

JAMES SUCKLING
94

James Suckling

This shows aromas of dried mushrooms and blackberries. Then turns to spices and blackberries. Some fresh herbs too. Complex. Full body, with super silky tannins and a lovely mineral, berry and spice aftertaste. Subtle and enticing. Better in a couple of years. Gorgeous pure Merlot.