2016 Le Macchiole Pre-shipment Offer

2015 and 2016 were a rare thing: back to back vintages in much of Europe that produced outstanding wines – from Bordeaux to Burgundy, the Rhone to Tuscany. These releases have come and gone with much fanfare. With Le Macchiole though, we have had to be patient to get a first look at the 2016s.

‘The 2016s in particular are off the charts.’ Antonio Galloni on Le Macchiole, www.vinous.com

Due to the current restrictions on travel, we’ve been unable to have our normal get-together to taste with Cinzia in Italy – but thankfully the samples came to us. We are pleased to report that the excitement was well founded, so it’s a real pleasure to now be offering these stunning new releases.

The 2016s have everything you could hope for in terms of power, depth and drive – yet each of these brilliant wines also has a tell-tale ‘lift’ and precision too, distinguishing them from the fabulous but more forceful 2015s. They simply exude class and elegance. This comes in part from the near perfect growing season in 2016, but also from the continued change in direction being taken at Le Macchiole. Winemaker Luca Rettondini and owner Cinzia Merli continue to evolve the wines, aiming for ever more focus and precision. The wines have detail and depth in 2016, like never before.

These great releases from 2016 are striking for their elegance – in spite of their intensity and weight. Incredibly complex yet remarkably pure – the wines retain a tantalising freshness. This is very clever stuff from the team here. Once again these are world class wines that will repay further patience and will cellar happily for 15 to 20 years. Yet incredibly they have such charm you can imagine beginning to drink them in just 4 or 5 years’ time.


This is a pre-shipment/primeur offer. All orders are accepted under the TERMS of this offer which differ from the terms of the rest of the site.

2018 PALEO Bianco Le Macchiole

2018 PALEO Bianco Le Macchiole

Le Macchiole's 2018 Paleo Bianco is bright, finely cut and focused, with lovely energy and bright acids that confer tension. White flowers, mint, lemon peel and light tropical notes abound in thisLe Macchiole's 2018 Paleo Bianco is bright, finely cut and focused, with lovely energy and bright acids that confer tension. White flowers, mint, lemon peel and light tropical notes abound in this crisp, steely white from Le Macchiole. The Chardonnay is aged in tonneaux, while the Sauvignon sees smaller barrels, with some acacia complementing the oak. Drink it over the next few years. Drinking range: 2019 - 2024 Rating: 90 Antonio Galloni, www.vinous.com(Mar 2020)

75cl bottles, case of 6

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2016 PALEO Rosso Le Macchiole

2016 PALEO Rosso Le Macchiole

Paleo in its secretive pre-release stage. The pure red fruit hidden away in the depths of the wine hints at the elegant complexity of which Cabernet Franc (100%) is capable in Bolgheri. Soft andPaleo in its secretive pre-release stage. The pure red fruit hidden away in the depths of the wine hints at the elegant complexity of which Cabernet Franc (100%) is capable in Bolgheri. Soft and round with great volume on the palate and an infinite finish. A long-distance runner. Drinking range: 2022 - 2030 Rating: 96 Decanter Magazine(Jun 2020)

Magnums, case of 1

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75cl bottles, case of 6

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2016 SCRIO Le Macchiole

2016 SCRIO Le Macchiole

Deep ruby. Plush ripe red fruit but with an edge. Succulent acidity cuts through the concentrated fruit. Internationally moulded but skilfully done.Deep ruby. Plush ripe red fruit but with an edge. Succulent acidity cuts through the concentrated fruit. Internationally moulded but skilfully done. Drinking range: 2020 - 2028 Rating: 17+ Walter Speller, www.jancisrobinson.com(Apr 2020)

75cl bottles, case of 6

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2016 MESSORIO Le Macchiole

2016 MESSORIO Le Macchiole

Nutty oak over brooding, sweet, red fruit. Lots of juice and firm tannins on the palate, but sensationally balanced. This perfection comes at a price, though.Nutty oak over brooding, sweet, red fruit. Lots of juice and firm tannins on the palate, but sensationally balanced. This perfection comes at a price, though. Drinking range: 2020 - 2030 Rating: 17.5 Walter Speller, www.jancisrobinson.com(Apr 2020)

Double Magnum, case of 1

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Magnums, case of 1

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75cl bottles, case of 6

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