2004 Il Poggione (Proprietá Franceschi) Brunello di Montalcino Riserva Vigna Paganelli, Italy, Tuscany, Wine review
Pop and pour, this took a few minutes to open and then drank well. Deep ruby in color. The nose has cherries, wet green tea, spice and slight char. Full bodied. A nice back bone of acidity. Lots of cherry fruit layered with forest floor notes and a bit of anise. Long finish. This worked great with a pasta dish. It also drank well on its own. It won't get better but should be great drinking for the next ten to twelve years.