2016 le macchiole, scrio, toscana
Why We're Buying
Le Macchiole is the quintessential Tuscan winery. It's memorizing red wines, including Scrio Toscana IGT, have captivated investors and critics alike for decades. In 2015, wine critic James Suckling anointed Scrio with a perfect rating, calling it "a stunning syrah; the real McCoy for the variety."
Cedar, cassis, camphor and French oak aromas lead the nose on this 100% Syrah. The fullbodied palate features ripe blackberry, raspberry jam, dark exotic spice, dried mint and espresso alongside tightly-knit fine-grained tannins. It’s well balanced, with fresh acidity that lifts the licorice close. Drink 2022–2031.
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
The 2016 Scrio is a fruitier Syrah than the 2015, which was more about the pepper and the savory spice. The 2015 was broader, while this wine is more linear and classic. It boasts more depth and brings a lot of earthy tones, and it's generally a much more vertical wine than the 2015. This is a very precise, beautiful and detailed expression of Syrah that shows a very generous disposition overall. In fact, this wine harnesses the exuberant abundance of the grape and channels it with extreme elegance.
This is another magical edition of Scrio; the crazy peppermint, rosemary, cypress and oregano perfumes should be enough to prove that. But then comes gravitas, in the form of pure blackcurrants and blackberries with graphite. Hints of dried meat. This strikes such a fine balance between power and finesse, wrapping up beautifully polished tannins and blue fruit in a velvet extravaganza of flavor and depth. This doesn’t have quite the muscularity as the legendary 2015, but, boy, does it deliver!