2018 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.
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
Le Macchiole's 2018 Messorio is soft and rich with impressive depth and intensity, all delivered with the softness that only the Merlot grape can manage. This important wine unfolds first to rich cherry and blackberry and then yields softly to secondary notes of spice, baker's chocolate and toasted almond. There is some youthful tightness in the mouth, with Merlot tannins that are hitched to firmness and softness, while showing impressive length all the while. The mouthfeel is most impressive, thanks to its seamless and supple nature that glides smoothly over the palate.