|Italy||2016||Brunello di Montalcino Riserva, Poggio Antico||BT||3 \ 0||36||840.00||12||36||93.333333333333||96.00||96.00||Brunello Riserva, Poggio Antico||0.75||10|
|Wines are offered subject to remaining unsold. E&OE.|
There’s a real purity of sangiovese fruit here with cherries, orange peel and sandalwood. It’s full-bodied yet so tight and refined as well as structured. Fine tannins lead you down deep into the palate which opens up at the end. Fascinating. Drink in 2024 and onwards.
The Poggio Antico 2016 Brunello di Montalcino Riserva absolutely delivers the goods, especially if you are in the market for a rich and robust expression of Sangiovese with dark fruit, cherry, leather, spice and tar. The finish is smooth and velvety, and although you recognize the structure of the wine, you by no means feel the tannins in any obvious way. However, the alcohol is strong at 15% in this 9,000-bottle release.