This wine has definitely entered its drinking window!
Ruby color with some light amber at the rim. Full aromas of cherry, ripe blackcurrant, leather and hints of allspice and sage. Full bodied and silky smooth on the palate with balanced acidity and sweetness of fruit. The finish seems to be lingering on for ever. It still has quite a bit of structure to further develop but it is in great shape right now. Classic Brunello!
"ATS" Wine Group, Spring Gathering: The tasting group liked it more than me. I'd probably give this a few more years as it seemed a bit closed to me. Quite dry, but long and classy - for folks unfamiliar with brunello, it did impress. Muted cherry and tobacco profile.
Surprisingly youthful in appearance and I would have never guessed that this was 11 years old. It is drinking very well right now, with bright red fruit and spice, but also beginning to show tertiary notes of leather and tobacco. The tannins are there, but nicely integrated. As nice as it is now, this has a lot of gas left in the tank and I would hold these for several more years and allow it to mature further.
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(Il Poggione (Proprietá Franceschi) Brunello di Montalcino) Medium dark cranberry red color; deep pomegranate, persimmon, cinnamon nose; light-medium bodied, tart berry, tart plum, smoke and pomegranate palate; medium finish (needs 3-5 years)
(Il Poggione Brunello di Montalcino) #2 (tie); COLOR-medium dark; NOSE-great nose; big and bombastic; smells good; lots of big red fruit; almost like candied cranberries; strawberry taffy; PALATE-very meaty; big firm tannins; THIS IS PURE SILK; so smooth (I'm talking baby Misha butt skin smooth); rounded out with gorgeous bright red fruit (cherries); very dry as well; a SPECTACULAR wine; AG-95; GV-93+
(Il Poggione (Proprietá Franceschi) Brunello di Montalcino) Medium cherry red color with pale meniscus; nice, lifted strawberry, smoky oak, baked cherry nose; tasty, focused, tart cherry, tart berry, boysenberry, spicy palate with medium acidity; long finish (needs 3-5 years)
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