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Empson Usa Inc Poggio Antico Brunello di Mont 04 2004

Winemaker's Notes:

MONTE ANTICO IGT: The blend, albeit varying slightly depending on vintage conditions, is 85% Sangiovese, 10% Merlot, and 5% Cabernet Sauvignon. The best selections are blended and aged 1 year in oak (80% in Slavonian barrels, 20% in barrique) and at least 6 months in the bottle, achieving a graceful balance of voluptuous berry tones and flexible yet sturdy backbone. Dark ruby in color, its bouquet of leather, earth, herbs, black cherries, licorice and plums is confirmed on the medium to full-bodied palate – round, spicy, elegant, attractively fruity and extremely versatile with any fare from pasta or risotto, to meat, fowl and cheese. Moreover, the Empsons’ judicious pricing policy makes it “consistently one of Italy’s better values”. In other words: food-friendly, pocket-friendly, all-around simpatico.

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First of all the opinion of Arianna and Sabrina on the quality of Poggio Antico's wines. Arianna is Paola and Alberto's eldest daughter. Sabrina is her cousin; since they were little girls, they usually fiercely argue, but never over Poggio Antico's wines! Poggio Antico enjoys a very good reputation in the marketplace. Ratings and awards are always quite significant, as they provide regular fe... Read more
First of all the opinion of Arianna and Sabrina on the quality of Poggio Antico's wines. Arianna is Paola and Alberto's eldest daughter. Sabrina is her cousin; since they were little girls, they usually fiercely argue, but never over Poggio Antico's wines! Poggio Antico enjoys a very good reputation in the marketplace. Ratings and awards are always quite significant, as they provide regular feedback about the quality of our work. Because it is very important that this feedback be independent, we at Poggio Antico have never advertised nor sponsored any magazine or wine guide. Therefore you can be confident that all ratings, awards or comments given to our wines come from totally independent sources. Read less

Member Reviews for Empson Usa Inc Poggio Antico Brunello di Mont 04

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Snooth User: JBaldwinRN
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2.50 5
11/30/2007

85/100 -- Dark luscious color. Very peppery and spicy nose. First taste: sourness. The first thing that comes to my mind is a Granny Smith apple. It has that sort of bite to it. Also has some definite pepper and spice to it. I can not pinpoint what spice, but spice is definitely there. It has a mediocre finish, not too long or short. Smooth subtle tannins. Not bad, but not great.


Snooth User: Christopher76
76687206
3.50 5
06/24/2008

Three and a half glasses


External Reviews for Empson Usa Inc Poggio Antico Brunello di Mont 04

External Review
Source: Morrell & Company
10/01/2008

Parker calls it "an excellent value". Strawberry, cherry, jammy and round.


External Review
06/20/2007

From the hills of southern Tuscany comes this Sangiovese based red. Easy drinking for every day meals.



MONTE ANTICO IGT: The blend, albeit varying slightly depending on vintage conditions, is 85% Sangiovese, 10% Merlot, and 5% Cabernet Sauvignon. The best selections are blended and aged 1 year in oak (80% in Slavonian barrels, 20% in barrique) and at least 6 months in the bottle, achieving a graceful balance of voluptuous berry tones and flexible yet sturdy backbone. Dark ruby in color, its bouquet of leather, earth, herbs, black cherries, licorice and plums is confirmed on the medium to full-bodied palate – round, spicy, elegant, attractively fruity and extremely versatile with any fare from pasta or risotto, to meat, fowl and cheese. Moreover, the Empsons’ judicious pricing policy makes it “consistently one of Italy’s better values”. In other words: food-friendly, pocket-friendly, all-around simpatico.

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