2003 Le Macchiole Bolgheri Rosso
(Italy, Tuscany, Bolgheri)
Deep dark fruit, plumbs and leather on the nose with strong ceder. Lots of character in this wine. Deep purple color hinting toward brownish. The palate is powerful at the start with chocolate, blackberries, cloves and dark leather. It’s a dark feeling wine with earthy dirt tastes and black tobacco. Lots of spices and tannins. The finish has burnt caramel and strong tannins on the sides of the tong and the lingering aftertaste is a touch bitter with cigar tobacco. This is a deep dark super Tuscan and if yo like that this wine is really good for 25 bucks. This is a 2003 and this wine is going to age beautifully. This is a definite try if you like the bold Italian reds.