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2008 Scrio

Le Macchiole

96Average Score
flagCentral Italy / Italy
Red

The 2008 Scrio (Syrah) wraps around the palate with layers of rich, dark fruit. This is a decidedly cool Scrio that stands apart from some of the more bombastic wines of recent vintages. Dark cherries, plums, espresso and sweet herbs are some of the aromas and flavors that emerge over time, but it is the integration of the French oak this year that truly elevates the wine to another level. Not surprisingly, in 2008 Scrio was aged exclusively in 1 year-old barrels, with no new oak, which makes a huge difference. This is understated and flat-out great. Anticipated maturity: 2016-2028. Aug 2011, www.robertparker.com

Antonio Galloni, Vinous    Score: 96/100

Mags-0 Immediate | 5 Marketplace£207.00
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