This is drinking well right now. Deep ruby in color, clear and bright. The nose is great with cherries, sandalwood, dried cherries and slight anise. On the palate, this is medium bodied. The cherries carry thru with an underlying minerality. Nice acidity. Long finish. This drinks better with food and went well with home grilled pizza. It should be consumed over the next five to seven years.
Opened this with some pasta at home during the Covid 19 Quarantine to enjoy with the family. Pop and pour and consumed over 4 hours. Deep ruby in color. The nose is nice with cherries, sour cherries, wet tea leaves and baking spices. Medium to full bodied. On the palate, this is a bit modern in style and full bodied. Lots of red fruits, mostly cherries with some underlying charred forest floor. Good acidity. Nice finish. This worked well with the food and on its own after dinner. It is still on the youthful side with some tannins. Drink now and for the next ten years.
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.
This is drinking well if still not yet at peak. A nice, more modern styled BdM. Purple in color. The nose has black cherries, dust and tea leaves. On the palate, this has light tannins. Black cherry fruit over a forest floor. Good acidity. Depth and tight layers. Nice finish. Give this wine another 4 to six years and it should be closing in on peak. It should be good for ten to fifteen years after that. It will work with a wide variety of foods from pasta to fowl and roasts.
This is drinking quite well at the moment. Seemingly at peak, no reason to wait. Deep ruby in color, a bit lighter at the rim. The nose has cherries, dried cherries, forest floor and slight hay. On the palate, this has layers of cherries, dried cherries and a damp forest floor. Really lively acidity. Nice texture. Good finish. This will work well with meat, fowl or pasta dishes. It is better with food. Still should have five to seven more years and then slowly fade.
Deep ruby in color, a bit of browning at the rim. The nose is nice with cherries, dust, some earthiness and tea leaves. On the palate, cherries and black cherries over a bi of char and forest floor. This has a nice complexity. At prime or possible slightly past. Worked quite well with a mushroom risotto. No hurry, but these should be consumed over the next five to ten years.
Purple in color with some ruby swirls. This is a big wine that is more about darker fruits than a more traditional Brunello. The nose has black raspberries, black cherries, some spice and just a hint of forest floor. On the palate, the black cherries and black raspberries come thru. Medium tannins. Good acidity. Nice finish. This wine is delicious. It is still young but drinks well. Great on its own but should work with bigger foods and roasted dishes.
This is a very interesting take on Brunello. It is big in a modern style sense but also more about minerality than fruit. In any event, it is quite good and just starting to hit maturity. Deep ruby in color. The nose has cherries, iron, minerals and slight tea leaves. On the palate, this has light tannins. Nice cherry fruit with underlying minerality. Good acidity. Long finish. This will work great with traditional Tuscan foods but any fowl or pork dish should also work well. If drinking now, let it breathe for a few hours if you can. This may improve for a couple of years and wi
This was purchased on release ($30) and stored. It is drinking well now and a good value if not trying to source it now. Ruby in color. The nose has cherries, tea leaves, spice and slight roasted herb. On the palate, this has nice acidity and begs for food. Went great with Eggplant Parmesan. Lots of juicy cherries with a slight raisin note. Good finish. Probably at peak but still has some time left.
Consistently one of the better BdM's out there. 2012 was a good year if not stellar, but this wine was singing. Pop and pour, it took about an hour to open up and was good to go. Garnet in color. The nose has cherries, tea leaves, and slight spice notes. On the palate, this has slight tannins. Nice cherry fruit. Showing slight layering of fruit and forest floor. Good acidity. Long finish. This will work with a wide variety of foods and really begs for food. It is still on the youthful side bu no baby. It won't get better but should mature nicely for the next decade. Drink anyti