The 2003 Scrio (100% Syrah) is another terrific effort from Le Macchiole. Packed with clove, cinnamon, sweet dark fruit, toasted oak and mint notes, it is opulent and concentrated yet light on its feet, boasting extraordinary length and an eternal finish defined by a lingering note of sweetness... there is plenty of fruit to balance the tannins of the vintage. Simply put, it is a knock-out effort from this very challenging harvest. 93 points, Antonio Galloni, Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate.
Deep, saturated ruby. Roasted, low-toned, extremely sweet aromas of red fruits, truffle, smoked meat and earth. Expands nicely in the mouth, showing generous ripe red berry and smoky plum flavors. Large-scaled and opulent, even a bit roasted today, with impressive volume and a load of ripe tannins. Finishes silky and long. You may rate this even higher if you prefer size to finesse. 89 points, Stephen Tanzer, International Wine Cellar.