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Brownish-garnet color, dark fruit and flower aromas, very smooth, balanced in the mouth with a nice buttery smooth finish and chewy tannin aftertas... Read more
look = 6/10, smell = 15/20, taste = 12/20; total = 33/50 Read more
Not as good as the other. Tasted more advanced than the previous. Little structure, tannins, or fruit. KAB agreed. Hope the next was treated better Read more
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Brownish-garnet color, dark fruit and flower aromas, very smooth, balanced in the mouth with a nice buttery smooth finish and chewy tannin aftertaste. Shared two bottles with friends to celebrate my promotion and all loved it. The best wine I've ever had so far--glad I opened it for such an occassion.
look = 6/10, smell = 15/20, taste = 12/20; total = 33/50
Not as good as the other. Tasted more advanced than the previous. Little structure, tannins, or fruit. KAB agreed. Hope the next was treated better
Rich weighty; plum, ripe, cherry, cedar, ultra-smooth finsh. Drink now. Purchased a 1995 b/c I couldnt find the 97.
Initally very muted. Over an 1-2 hours opened nicely. Plum, mushroom on the nose and palate. Good balance, gritty tannins. Recently had the 97 which I preferred--seemed a little fresher and fuller. I would not hold this, drink now.
External Reviews for La Poderina Brunello di Montalcino
Incredible richness to this red, with layers of blackberry, licorice and treacle tart on the nose and palate. Full-bodied, with loads of silky tannins and a long, long finish. Seductive stuff. Even better than 1997. Get it. Best after 2006.
Wines produced by estates belonging to financial institutions rarely have a good reputation in Italy. The outstanding exception are those of mega-insurer SAI, and La Poderina is their Montalcino property. The 1999 Brunello di Montalcino, fresh and dark in color, shows much floral and mineral Sangiovese character in its red currant and wild cherry nose and a broad and enveloping palate, rich and smooth in texture and admirably long on the flow. Drink 2005-2016.
Blackberries and black cherries on the nose follow through to a full body, with soft and silky tannins. Long finish. Best after 2011. 4,585 cases made. -JS ** Only 2 in Stock **
La Poderina's Brunello shows impressive balance between its bright fruit and sassy spice components. On the close, the wine exhibits a tight, firm and penetrating feel that is carried forth by acidity and the natural firmness of the tannins.
The estate's brooding 2001 Brunello di Montalcino is tarry and earthy, offering potent notes of backward dark fruit and smoke on a big, strapping frame with outstanding length, great overall balance and plenty of style. With some air it is absolutely irresistible today, but it also appears to have enough stuffing to age for at least another decade. Anticipated maturity: 2006-2016.
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