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    Le Macchiole Paleo 2007
    Cabernet Franc - Tuscany, Italy


    • WE98
    • RP95
    Price: $149.00
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    Wine.com Quick Facts

    Professional Ratings: 98 Wine Enthusiast, 95 The Wine Advocate, 94 International Wine Cellar, 91 Wine & Spirits

    Region: Tuscany, Italy

    Varietal: Cabernet Franc

    Other Info: Collectible Wines

    Alcohol By Volume: 14%

    • 10%
    • 16%

    Item no. 112399

    Winemaker's Notes:

    Deep ruby red color. Notes of blackcurrant, coffee, green tea and spices. A full bodied wine, very rich and deep in mouth, with very thick and elegant tannins. A long aging wine, with a strong character.

    Critical Acclaim:

    Paleo (a pure expression of Cabernet Franc from Coastal Tuscany) is a drop dead gorgeous wine with amazing intensity and purity of aromas. You get it all here: Bright berry notes, drying mineral, exotic spice, cooling acidity and firm, satisfying structure. It's a rich, velvety and beautiful wine that will award you a memorable drinking experience now or in 10 years time.

    98 Points
    Wine Enthusiast

    The 2007 Paleo Rosso (Cabernet Franc) offers up compelling, nuanced layers of smoke, dark cherries, mocha and grilled herbs in a style that reveals considerable richness and opulence but also quite a bit of verve, minerality and sheer structure. The wine has begun to shut down considerably since it was bottled and will require quite a bit of patience. Still, it is impossible to miss the silkiness of the tannins, the impeccable purity of the finish and the wine’s exceptional overall sense of harmony. This brilliant effort will be a joy to follow over the coming years. Anticipated maturity: 2017-2027.

    95 Points
    The Wine Advocate

    Bright ruby. Precise aromas of strawberry, raspberry, graphite and iron filings, with a suave undercurrent of white pepper. A strong violet note gains strength with air and carries onto the palate, nicely lifting the red berry and mineral flavors. Finishes impressively pure, focused and creamy-smooth, with a lingering floral note.
    Rating: 94(+?)

    94 Points
    International Wine Cellar

    Le Macchiole grows Cabernet Franc in five parcels, some dating back to their original planting in 1983. Paleo, made completely from Cabernet Franc, is often the estate's most compelling wine. This vintage is intense, almost severe in its youthful power. The dark fruit is blanketed by tannins, influenced both by oak and pomegranate seed, grape tannins. Cellar it to let the extract mellow and the fruit mature.

    91 Points
    Wine & Spirits
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