le Macchiole - Paleo 2001

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le Macchiole

Tasting Notes and Scores

Wine Advocate

The 2001 Paleo has completely changed character with the elimination of Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot from the blend and the decision to make this a pure Cabernet Franc. An inspired move – in warm areas of the Tuscan coast, Cabernet Franc is notably more complex and aromatic than Cabernet Sauvignon and possesses an elegance that its brawnier brother rarely achieves. The 2001 Paleo might be considered a Mediterranean version of Cheval Blanc with its fabulously sweet and refined nose of berry fruit, herbs, light spices and minerals, and an aromatic focus and precision which are sheer class. Polished, sinewy, and classy in its flavors, layered, complex, and with unequaled breed, this deceptively approachable wine will easily last another 20 years.

Wine Spectator

Pretty Cabernet Franc aromas of fresh currant bush with hints of fresh-picked herbs. Full-bodied, with silky tannins and a lovely fruit structure. Medium finish. Love the mouthfeel to this. This is the best Paleo ever. Pure Cabernet Franc. Best after 2006. 2,900 cases made. –JS