Red

2011 Le Macchiole Paleo Rosso

Cabernet Franc

  • Italy
  • Tuscany
  • Toscana IGT
Drink between 2018 - 2030 (Edit)
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Community Tasting Notes 35

  • dimdic wrote: 93 points

    June 27, 2021 - Still not ready to drink. Tannin was young, solid and quite spicy that could irritate the drinking experience. It needed long time of breathing or decant to improve if drink now. It had a great rich earthy and herbal aroma as typical Bolgheri Cabernet Franc with good amount of french oak influence. Intense flavour of blackcurrant, blackberry and hint of chocolate. It has a lot of potential to grow for aging 10+ years more. Not recommend to drink now.

    3 people found this helpful Comment
  • Genghis88 wrote: 93 points

    June 19, 2021 - Deep garnet in color. Full bodied.
    Loads or perfumed flowers, some red and dark berries. Fruit leather.
    Smooth and silky. Perfectly balanced. Longish finish. Figs, subtle vanilla notes. Unctuous. The is a beautiful wine. Perfectly approachable right now. Years left. Case worthy. One of my favorite producers.

    Chicken Tika and roasted corn.

    1 person found this helpful Comment
  • Eriklainen wrote:

    June 17, 2021 - Took a while for the blueberries to appear. Green bell pepper easier to find. Some Brett barnyard going on but nothing bad at all - in fact it just makes it feel more aged and complex. Nice, well made - no doubt. Somehow the geographical footprint isn't that strong - on the other hand, I have no idea what it would be like. But if you are looking for a cool expression of cab franc with acid and green bell pepper, well then you may just as well go to Loire.

    1 person found this helpful Comment
  • Bordeaux 2013 Likes this wine: 93 points

    May 13, 2021 - Interesting to drink a pure cabernet franc, and a very good wine indeed. I like it. However, it also shows very clearly why this grape is usually blended with other varieties for more complexity. No need to rush with this wine as it still has a long life ahead.

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  • Oldmanzin Likes this wine: 94 points

    May 8, 2021 - Red fruit, garrigue and tilled soil combine to make a wonderful iteration of Cabernet France. The oak is totally integrated now, but still playing a nice supporting role. Great depth and texture. It is so nice to have this grape varietal in is form. There are a hand full of good drinking left for this vintage. Great juice.

    2 people found this helpful Comment
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  • By Ian D'Agata
    Tuscany Part 2: Bolgheri, the Tuscan Coast and More Super-Tuscans (Dec 2014), 12/1/2014 (link)

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  • By Antonio Galloni
    Exploring the Tuscan Coast (Sep 2014), 5/1/2014 (link)

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  • By Antonio Galloni
    Le Macchiole: Paleo Rosso 1992-2012 (Apr 2014) (link)

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Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2011
  • Type Red
  • Producer Le Macchiole
  • Varietal Cabernet Franc
  • Designation Paleo Rosso
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country Italy
  • Region Tuscany
  • SubRegion n/a
  • Appellation Toscana IGT
  • UPC Codes 8032700763000, 8032700763079

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 7 (1%)
  • In Cellars 895 (71%)
  • Consumed 360 (29%)

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