Poggio Il Castellare Brunello 2003
Poggio Il Castellare has taken leaps and bounds in quality over the past few years and this vintage boasts a sophisticated and penetrating wine with cherry, spice, vanilla and toast. Therersquo;s a strong oak element here but it coexists comfortably with the natural fruit.Add winemaker's notes
Three and a half glasses
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Poggio Il Castellare has taken leaps and bounds in quality over the past few years and this vintage boasts a sophisticated and penetrating wine with cherry, spice, vanilla and toast. Therersquo;s a strong oak element here but it coexists comfortably with the natural fruit.
Raisin and plum skin character with a medium to full body and a silky, fresh finish. Slightly disjointed now. Should come together with a bit of bottle age. Best after 2005.
Ruby-red. Musky aromas of raspberry, espresso, baconfat and gunflint. Sweet, dense and pliant but with sound framing acidity. Nicely concentrated flavors of berries and baking spices. Has personality, but is it ripe enough? This started out a bit like syrah on the nose, but with extended aeration it was more cabernet-like, with flavors of black cherry liqueur and mint.
Poggio il Castellarersquo;s 2005 Brunello di Montalcino is an attractive Brunello to drink over the next decade or so. Soft red fruit, spices, earthiness and herbs come together on a mid-weight frame. The intensity tapers off just a touch on the finish, but the wine possesses lovely overall balance just the same. Anticipated maturity: 2010ndash;2020.
This pretty Brunello opens with a dark garnet color and segues to aromas of black cherry liqueur, blackberry, soy sauce, cola and dark spice. Itrsquo;s a brooding, austere expression from Tuscany with polished tannins and silky texture.
This is a very smooth and polished wine with good density, length and a squeaky-clean feel on the palate. This winersquo;s texture is fine and smooth with buoyant aromas of wild berry, forest floor and root beer that keep the intensity alive.
The 2006 Brunello di Montalcino from Poggio Il Castellare is a dark, inward wine imbued with dark cherries, plums, tar, smoke, licorice and new leather, all of which come together on a powerful, incisive frame. This burly, somewhat rough around the edges Brunello shows plenty of length and richness, even if the tannins might benefit from a measure of added polish. Still, I see this working well with boldly flavored dishes. Anticipated maturity: 2014ndash;2024.