A gorgeous Brunello, with bountiful and intense aromas of red fruit, blackberry, spice, leather and cedar wood that go on and on. The wine is pristine, chiseled and sharp—but bold and generous at the same time. There’s a touch of bitter almond followed by softer tones of red berry and spice.
Earthy overtones of wild mushroom and moist soil add pretty dimension to this classy Brunello. At the core of I Poggiarelli, however, are black fruit, sweet spice, toasted nut and long-lasting black cherry flavors.
This is an impressive riserva Brunello that shows a drinking window of 10 years or more. It feels tight and elegant, with a fine quality of fruit and bright acidity. It delivers a steady stream of cherry fruit, cassis, cola and leather-like aromas with a long, polished finish. What it lacks in richness, it makes up for in persistency and elegance.
Here is a rich and dense style of Brunello with bright berry tones and ripe cherry followed by cedar, cola and spice. The wine is rich and opulent in the mouth with great intensity, soft tannins and well integrated acidity. La Mannella really steps forward in terms of quality with this vintage.
This inky, dense Brunello delivers rich opulence and velvety cherry-berry nuances. Cassis, ripe raspberries and currants are followed by dark chocolate and exotic spice. The wine shows great balance too, especially between acidity and tannin.
With vineyards north and southeast of Montalcino, this family-run winery is relatively new on the scene. Opens with floral and fruity intensity: ripe forest berry, blueberry, rose tea and violet and follows with cedar, leather, tobacco and mineral-like, iron notes. Silky, supple and medium-bodied. Imported by Tutto Vino.