A great example of a fine Cabernet Franc. Such a lovely nose, with dusty herbs, gravel, pencil shavings and some grass and dry Tuscan earth. Palate is excellent, with a very fine balance, beautiful red fruit, medium+ tannins, and a very fine booth balance and structure, with excellent acidity. Deep sappy fruit, some herbs, grass, dry berries and red earth. A wine that showed many different shapes thru the evening, as it developed with air. Started out rather closed, with harsh tannins, but opened up and came along very good with air, and at the very end it really showed its true colors. This will benefit from a really long decant, or even better, with further cellar time. The 2006 vintage in Northern Italy is really good, but still young. A beautiful & elegant wine. Le Macchiole has once again proved to me that they are Tuscany and Bolgheries absolute number one producer. (94 – 96)
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