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Le Macioche Brunello di Montalcino 2007


Le Machioche is a great little winery that was started by the Mazzocchi Family in the 1980’s.  The winery takes its name from the “macioca”, that in the Sienese dialect indicates the root of the strawberry tree and that constitutes the woods that embrace the Estate. The winery covers a total area of about 6 hectares of which three are classified as Brunello. The vineyard is located at an altitude of about 450 meters above sea level at a key SW facing slope, and at this elevation, there’s a good supply of clay, but still very rich in skeleton due to the presence of galestro rocks.

After a lucky shot in the dark, I was able to secure exactly 18 bottles of this outrageously rare item — a quantity too small to email or even text out. You can find almost nothing from the fantastic 95-point rated 2007 vintage in Montalcino anymore. But if you have any Brunello bottles in your cellar and you’ve opened any in the past couple of years, you can attest that they are lights out right now.

These were found in the back of the winery’s cellar in perfect condition. Barely any made it stateside originally, I can find only one person with it online now (for $139/bottle). Needless to say, this is a fantastic deal on a wine that is in the midst of its drinking prime.

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93 Points, James Suckling
Very ripe style, verging on jammy, with lots berry and dried strawberry. Full body, round, chewy tannins and a flavorful finish. Needs at least three to four years to soften.

92 Points, Parker’s Wine Advocate
The 2007 Brunello di Montalcino Le Macioche is quite pretty in this vintage. Sweet floral notes meld into pine, mint and dried cherries in this feminine, gracious Brunello. The 2007 from Le Macioche is all about understatement and class. It is one of the more reserved wines of the vintage, and will appeal to readers who appreciate the subtle side of Brunello. The estate’s Brunello spent 44 months in cask. Anticipated maturity: 2014-2024.


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