1 PACK, 1500ml BOTTLES, $379.99 EACH
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Montalcino, Tuscany, Italy
Brunello di Montalcino from Le Macioche is ripe and supple. Aromas of dried berries, plum, and sour cherry mix with hints of oak, sweet spice, and leather. This powerful red wine is held in perfect harmony by an undercurrent of brilliant acidity and a structure of firm yet ripe tannins. A substantial wine without ever feeling heavy. The finish is long, balanced, and complex.
93+ Points, Monica Larner (Robert Parker Wine Advocate)
We really need to wait a few years until we see the full potential of Le Macioche, once winemaking has been entirely integrated under the watchful eye of the Cotarella family. As much as I enjoyed this sample (tasted in a preview capacity), I'm giving the upper hand to the 2016 Brunello, which feels more vibrant, direct and precise in comparison. However, the 2015 Brunello di Montalcino Riserva Cotarella, has a lot to offer and is certainly distinguished by its firm and concentrated tannins and the thick density of its fruit. Forest berry, medicinal herb, cola and potting soil appear on the bouquet. This wine shows intensity, with increased austerity. Le Macioche is a jewel of an estate with five hectares of vines and a picturesque foresteria, or guesthouse framed by cypress trees. This is a limited release of 3,500 bottles.