Poggio Antico Brunello di Montalcino Riserva 2015
|Region||Italy, Tuscany, Brunello di Montalcino|
The Poggio Antico 2015 Brunello di Montalcino Riserva (with 9,000 bottles going to market in January 2021) is a thickly textured and rich wine with fruit-driven flavors and extra fiber. The wine sings with the characteristics of this vintage that will be remembered for the sunshine, the warmth and the picture-perfect fruit. Each cluster hung from the vine with glorious perfection. There is more warmth and dark plum intensity here for sure, and you also get greater latitude in terms of those savory tones of leather, tobacco and tilled earth. The Riserva is sourced from the Il Vignone site at a high 500 meters above sea level where summer breezes keep the grapes healthy and ripe.
Aromas of truffle, mocha, new leather and camphor mingle with a whiff of oak-driven spice. Combining structure and elegance, the full-bodied, savory palate delivers black cherry, blackberry, licorice and espresso framed in firm, fine-grained tannins. Drink 2022-2030.
Wild rosemary, pine and sage aromas give way to plum and cherry flavors in this reserved red. Earth and eucalyptus accents chime in, playing out on the lingering finish. Best from 2023 through 2038. 900 cases made, 200 cases imported.