Raw but lively, with mega intensity. Big and leathery, with tight tannins. The flavor profile is sure, as robust dried fruit morphs into coffee and chocolate. And there’s a fine minty undercurrent keeping everything in focus. Worth aging for several more years.
The warm 2005 vintage produced loads of wines with chewy or jammy fruit. But this Riserva shows a tight nose that is characterized by crisp berry aromas and light spice. There is intensity, but in no way is it exaggerated.
Poggio Bonelli delivers a soft, chewy expression of Chianti Classico with ripe berry aromas backed by sweet spice, almond paste and nutmeg. There’s an interesting touch of bitter rose petal on the close.