2015 Le Macchiole Scrio
Syrah - 750ML
2015 Le Macchiole Scrio
  • JS 100
  • WA 95
  • WS 95
  • W&S 93
  • WE 92

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$159.94

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Reg: $189.94

$159.94

This product is
out of stock

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JS 100
jamessuckling.com, July 2018
A stunning syrah; the real McCoy for the variety. The depth of aroma takes your breath away with bark, tea leaves, peppermint, dried rosemary, thyme, sage, pressed violets, cedar, creme de cassis, blackcurrants and...   A stunning syrah; the real McCoy for the variety. The depth of aroma takes your breath away with bark, tea leaves, peppermint, dried rosemary, thyme, sage, pressed violets, cedar, creme de cassis, blackcurrants and lavender. The palate is incredibly tight and yet, profound in its delivery of flavors. Full body, layer upon layer of fruit of every color on the spectrum, pinpoint acidity and a finish that seems endless. Drink in 2025 and way beyond.  
WA 95
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, May 2019
It's worth noting that the Scrio was not made in 2014, as Syrah did not reach the right maturity for the quality Le Macchiole looks for. The 2015 growing season wasn't much easier, with 15 days of extreme heat in July...   It's worth noting that the Scrio was not made in 2014, as Syrah did not reach the right maturity for the quality Le Macchiole looks for. The 2015 growing season wasn't much easier, with 15 days of extreme heat in July. August brought cooler weather, and so they tried to slow down the ripening process by doing very little green harvest. This vintage is marked by more pepper than fruit, but it's still a beautiful effort, and I see a lot of potential for aging this wine. The 2015 Scrio is made with a more reductive approach overall, and this vintage needs a year or two to open fully. Only 3,000 bottles were made. - ML  
WS 95
Wine Spectator, August 2019
Deep and saturated in both color and fruit, with core flavors of ripe plum, blackberry and black cherry, this red also offers interwoven notes of earth, vanilla, licorice and black pepper. This is solidly built, yet also...   Deep and saturated in both color and fruit, with core flavors of ripe plum, blackberry and black cherry, this red also offers interwoven notes of earth, vanilla, licorice and black pepper. This is solidly built, yet also polished and balanced, with a long, palate-staining finish. Best from 2021 through 2038. 290 cases made, 25 cases imported. — BS  
W&S 93
Wine & Spirits, February 2020
Merli significantly reduced the influence of new wood in the 2015 vintage, moving to larger and older barrels (all second pass). The result is a syrah with nuanced scents of violet and wild thyme and concentrated, plummy...   Merli significantly reduced the influence of new wood in the 2015 vintage, moving to larger and older barrels (all second pass). The result is a syrah with nuanced scents of violet and wild thyme and concentrated, plummy flavors accented by notes of grilled game and cracked black pepper. The meaty tannins suggest that this will continue to improve over several years. —S.J.  
WE 92
Wine Enthusiast, April 2019
Aromas of black currant, cedar, bay leaf and a whiff of leather lead the way. On the firmly structured, elegant palate, fine-grained tannins support mature blackberry, black pepper and licorice. KERIN O’KEEFE
Category Description
Color & Type Red
Varietal Syrah
Country Italy
Region Tuscany
Sub-region Bolgheri
Vintage 2015
Size 750ML
Percent alcohol 14.5%
Closure Cork

Winery

Le Macchiole

Le Macchiole is an estate in Bolgheri, Tuscany on the Etruscan Coast. Founded in 1983 by Eugenio Campolini and Cinzia Merli, the estate has 24 hectares of organically farmed vineyards producing 5 single-variety wines: Paleo Bianco, Bolgheri Rosso, Paleo Rosso, Scrio and Messorio. It was a risky decision to produce single-varietal wines when neighbors such as Sassicaia, Ornellaia, and Guado al Tasso were achieving world-renown for their Super Tuscan Bordeaux blends. But with commitment and determination, they achieved the esteem and recognition deserving of the series of their stunning wines.

Sadly, Eugenio passed away and did not live to see the result of his work but his legacy is continued by his wife Cinzia who works devotedly in the vineyards to demonstrate the purity and unique interpretation of Le Macchiole wines.