This is the first bottle we opened since we visited the winery in 2013 and we were not disappointed. Super silky Brunello magnificent aromas with notes of cherries and vanilla. Still have 15 bottles of '04's, '06's '07's and 08 to enjoy
At the winery with Giulia: Brown sauce/spice, ripe, intense cherry, cherry skin, intense red fruits, super silky, lovely spicy aspect/Italian herbs; great structure, length, but still young. Very well made, excellent. Made only in exceptional years. 1 yr. French tonneau and 2.5 yrs botte grande.
Bottle from our 15th anniversary trip to Montalcino last year where we visited Poggio Antico. The trick with age worthy wines like Brunellos seems to be knowing when to open them. We have some 2010s but are keeping our hands off those for now so decided to go ahead and open this 2006.
Very aromatic right out of the bottle, the nose will take you straight back to Tuscany if you've ever been there. The profile is one of dark fruit (blackberry) with notes of black licorice, dried fig, and new leather. The oak from those big Slovenian oak casks is still very present, although not overpowering. In reality, probably should have held onto this one for a few more years as I do believe it will continue to improve if stored properly.
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