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1998 Poggio Antico Brunello di Montalcino Altero
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Community Tasting Notes 6
awineo Likes this wine: (91 points)
October 19, 2013 - Drinking up some of the older Brunello's. This one is still solid with great balance.
awineo Likes this wine: (90 points)
July 22, 2013 - This one was another surprise. Drank great. Solid fruit and tannins.
Grape_ape wrote: (86 points)
November 21, 2008 - Popped and poured at a byob restaurant. Great nose of cherry, leather, tobacco and spice. Flavors similar to the nose, but the finish is rather short and disappointing, really just disappears. Midpalate was a bit thin as well. Not sure if this needed more time to open up, but overall diasappointed for the price.
bdublu wrote: flawed
March 16, 2008 - Bummer....I held this waiting to share with friends who gave the bottle to us for our anniversary three years ago. Popped to decant three hours before they arrived and that unmistakable smell arose from the decanter as I poured. Corked. Tough to take after holding for a special night.
futronic wrote: (90 points)
August 10, 2007 - Dark ruby colour with black tinges. Aromas of coffee, black plums, blackberry, aniseed/fennel, and vanilla/toast. Full-bodied, with notes of black plums, black cherry, vanilla, blackcurrant, and coffee notes on the palate. Missing a little something on the palate in comparison to the 1998 Brunello normale that was poured beside the Altero. Plenty of grip - tannins are still quite firm. Moderate finish, ~30-35s, with black plums and herbs.
Pro Reviews 1
Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar
By Stephen Tanzer
September/October 2003, Issue #110 (link)
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- Vintage 1998
- Type Red
- Producer Poggio Antico
- Varietal Sangiovese
- Designation Altero
- Vineyard n/a
- Country Italy
- Region Tuscany
- SubRegion Montalcino
- Appellation Brunello di Montalcino
- Pending Delivery 0 (0%)
- In Cellars 30 (45%)
- Consumed 36 (55%)