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Le Macchiole : Messorio 2016

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Parker : 99 / 100
J. Robinson : 17 / 20
Wine Advocate-Parker :
This expression of Merlot is explosive and profound. The 2016 Messorio presents an absolute textbook rendition of Merlot that can be read and appreciated in terms of the layering and overlapping textures of the wine as it rolls over the palate. There is a point of sweetness on the palate, and the wine also shows a bright point of acidity that makes for a great balancing act. I tasted this wine twice, and at my first tasting, I tried it next to the 2015 vintage, thus putting me in a better position to directly compare the two. Whereas the 2015 edition came off as more velvety and soft, the 2016 vintage displays exceptionally crafted precision. This is an incredible wine. Fermentation occurs in cement vats, and the wine goes into barrique for 19 months. Some 11,000 bottles were made.
TuscanyToscana
Alcohol
14.5

Grape varieties
Merlot

Dessert wine
No

J. Robinson
17

J. Suckling
96

Vinous - A. Galloni
97

Wine Spectator
96

Country
Italy

Wine certification
IGT

Area
Tuscany

Appellation
Toscana

Color
Red

Producer
Le Macchiole

Parker
99

Allergens
Contains sulphites

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