Le Macchiole Messorio 2018
Una de las joyas tintas de la Toscana que ha enamorado a los críticos más prestigiosos. Esta referencia supuso todo un desafío para Le Macchiole. La bodega buscaba obtener un vino impactante, con mucha personalidad y lo más alejado posible del estilo más suave con el que se asocia a la uva de origen francés. Gracias a su empeño, la Toscana puede presumir de un vino elegante, profundo, memorable y eterno.
Viñedo y elaboración
Opinión de los críticos
This is very complex, offering tobacco, brown sugar, black olives and currants. It’s full-bodied, yet tight and layered, with very fine tannins and a long, structured finish. Hints of new wood complement the long, cool fruit and phenolics. Give this three or four years to open. Try after 2025.
Powerful, shiny ruby with purple glints. Open and accessible on the nose, charming notes of black cherry, wild raspberry and some cardamom. Very good tension on the palate with fine-meshed tannin, juicy, lots of tangy fruit and with tobacco on the finish.
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.
According to Cinzia Merli, producer of Le Macchiole, 2018 vintage is not her favourite. 'We can't compare it with the more red fruited 2017 and the concentration of 2019 is another matter,' she said. Having said that, this is one of her best Messorios of the last few years. On the nose it comes across as slightly herbal, with the leafy character of Merlot, loaded with restrained cassis, lead pencil and earthy clay minerality. Open-knit aromas of menthol are also present. The attack is smooth and velvety, with huge presence on the mid-palate where oaky tannins are still present. Full and refreshing with extremely youthful character.