Great wine, we got as closeout for $30 and it was a great deal. Very drinkable right away.
Tasted this at the Winery in June 2009. Not quite as good as the Reserva of the same vintage in my judgement, but exceptional regardless. While the tannins are handled well, I expect improvement on the remaining bottles I have with some time in the cellar
A wonderful inviting wine, deep red, with a delicious leathery bouquet - you just want to drink it the moment you see it. Appearance: long legs, excellent retention to the glass. Taste: very smooth and velvety, thick texture, a real full bodied wine. Long aftertaste. A pleasure to drink, and difficult to stop.
Full bodied and rich, brick red colour with a lot of tannines left as of March 2011. Would leave it in the cellar for another 3-5 yard, then serve it on a dark and rainy October evening with deer or elch and root vegetables :-)
External Reviews for Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
Die Aromen des Brunello Altero sind dominiert von der Fruchtigkeit schwarzer Beeren mit würzigem Unterton. Nicht Barriques werden verwendet, sondern Tonneaux, aus edelstem französischem Eichenholz. Die feinen vanilligen Noten bleiben deshab kaum wahrnehmbar, diskret im Hintergrund. Altero ist damit eine moderne Alternative zum klassischen Brunello.
Aromas of black cherry and mineral, with hints of flowers. Full-bodied, with pretty fruit, soft tannins and a medium finish. Balanced for the vintage. Best after 2008.
Poggio Antico's 2003 Brunello di Montalcino is the more classic of the two Brunellos. It reveals a pretty, accessible expression of earthiness, tobacco and ripe red fruit with lovely density and purity. The tannins are particularly finessed within the context of the vintage yet the wine comes across as more tightly wound than is normally the case. On the plus side, a lingering note of sweetness from the oak frames the long finish. Anticipated maturity: 2008-2016.
Good bright, dark red. Reticent nose hints at red fruits and oak, with nuances of fresh mint and sage coming up with air. Quite tight, even austere, in the mouth, without the flesh or sweetness often shown by this wine in the early going. Very inexpressive today. The tannins build and coat the front teeth, leaving a distinctly dry impression. This may yet repay cellaring, but today it's tough going.
The 2004 Brunello di Montalcino Riserva is a marvelous wine graced with expressive violets, black cherries, minerals, spices and subtle French oak. There is gorgeous clarity to be found in the glass, along with a beautiful balance of density and stru... Robert Parkers Wine Advocate. A Sangiovese Grosso wine from Tuscany in Italy. 2004 Poggio Antico Brunello di Montalcino Riserva 750ml
Die Aromen des Brunello Altero sind dominiert von der Fruchtigkeit schwarzer Beeren mit würzigem Unterton. Nicht Barriques werden verwendet, sondern Tonneaux, aus edelstem französischem Eichenholz. Die feinen vanilligen Noten bleiben deshab kaum wahrnehmbar, diskret im Hintergrund. Altero ist damit eine moderne Alternative zum klassischen Brunello
The estateandrsquo;s 2004 Brunello di Montalcino is a soft, supple effort. Silky tannins frame a graceful core of perfumed ripe fruit. This medium-bodied Brunello reveals terrific length and focus in a mid-weight, polished style. The wine is likely to acquire more complexity in bottle but its balance makes it one of the more accessible 2004 Brunellos. Anticipated maturity: 2009andndash;2016.
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