Red

2004 Le Macchiole Paleo Rosso

Cabernet Franc

  • Italy
  • Tuscany
  • Toscana IGT
Drink between 2011 - 2020 (Edit)
CT92.5 95 reviews
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Community Tasting Notes 79

  • Rani wrote: 90 points

    March 9, 2021 - Lots of green pepper on the nose, a bit Porty with stewed vegetables and fruit compote, but there’s an elegance and structure here. Beginning perhaps to become a bit disjointed.

  • Lou Lefteroff wrote: 92 points

    March 16, 2020 - Decanted and needed 30 min, initially was mostly dark chocolate. Plenty of energy, earthy notes, good freshness, the fruit is a bit overripe for me, there is acidity but slightly offset. Occasionally a good CF typicity will emerge, while most of the time is covered by oak. Medium weighted as you would expect from CF, paired with chingiale stew and later with vintage gauda (the sweetness of the cheese matched nicely the fruit).
    On the good side, this pure intensity will keep this bottle for another decade, but with these prices I am expecting more... Looking at my other notes, I've never been fully impressed with this label,while other people like it. I love their Merlot -Messorio probably one of the best from Italy. Don't get me wrong I will gladly drink if offered, but dont think will buy again.

  • sung251 Does not like this wine:

    January 11, 2020 - Not only is the current drink date of 2011-2020 totally off as it came off as extremely young, me and my two friends (both in the wine industry) who drank this with me did not enjoy this at all. If you drank this blind it would be so ripe and full throttle while covered with so much oak influence that you won't be able to tell what grape this is even made with. Right out of the bottle there was tons of vanilla oak with dark chocolate covered dark fruits and with more time in the decanter the wine devolved into vanilla frosting chocolate flavored wine which was just monolithic and incredibly boring.

    For people who enjoy very ripe, full throttle wines you will love this. If you enjoyed more restrained, balanced, classic styles of wine I advise you to stay away from this.

  • Yagil wrote: 93 points

    July 7, 2019 - Ramat-Aviv Boys meeting (at my home): medium ruby
    med+ aromas intensity of roasted plums, dry ripe black cherries, raspberries, cranberries, green bell-pepper, oak-vanila, forest floor, dry tobacco leaves, dark tea; eucalyptus, mint, leather;
    developed;
    dry, high acidity, high tannins, high abv (14%), full body, pronounced flavours intensity consistent with the aromas, long finish; outstanding!
    drink now - unlikely to improve with further aging

    1 person found this helpful Comment
  • Lype Likes this wine: 92 points

    November 23, 2018 - Young and tight but promising. Nowadays 100 % cab. franc which I prefer to the -90s cab. sav. / cab. franc blend of this wine. I would give this one 5+ years before opening next bottle.

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Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2004
  • 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 Code 8032700763048

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 2 (0%)
  • In Cellars 454 (52%)
  • Consumed 412 (47%)

Food Pairing

Community Recommendations

cooked, creamy pasta, grilled or roasted meat, stew, Veal Cordon Bleu, warm heavy dishes

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