’09 Il Poggione Brunello di Montalcino

I will be the first to admit my lack of exposure to Italian wine is my biggest hurdle to overcome at this stage of my “tasting life”. Not having had many, I cannot relate the notes quite as succinctly as French or Canadian. Nevertheless, I can tell that this is one heckuva wine.

A heavy nose of what both my better half and I agreed was olive invites you into a rich, supple, balanced dream of a red. Cassis mixed with red fruit and earth is finished with a smooth if not long finish.

If this is my intro to Sangiovese, me likey! Cannot wait to try my others from the cellar – a ’10 Antinori and ’11 Frescobaldi. I suspect they need a few years in bottle though.

Try this if you want something more rustic yet full bodied.


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