Bright cherry cola and root beer notes veer beautifully onto the balsam side, with dried ginger and chopped mint. Some firm tannic astringency needs to soften with time, and there’s a drying mineral tone that holds it all together.
This vintage of Brunello from Belpoggio delivers thick and luscious tones of black fruit, plum, spice, blackberry and plump cherry. The wine is rich and smooth in the mouth with loads of black fruit nuances and an impressive, long finish. So far, this is our favorite vintage from this producer.
Brunello Belpoggio opens with a smoky layer of spice and toast that peels off in one thick layer. Aromas of tobacco, leather and nutmeg are followed by dried raspberry fruit and cassis. The wine shows bold structure with a velvety texture and mild cherry softness.
Still young and needing additional cellar time to achieve full integration, this dark, brooding Brunello opens with very masculine aromas of Spanish cedar, root beer, forest floor, dark fruit and bramble. There’s still slight bitterness on the close and a firm tannic bite.
Brunello Belpoggio offers intense layers of roof slate, ripe prunes, black cherry, cedar wood and even a touch of black truffle. The mouthfeel is tart and chewy with firm tannins and some blackberry bitterness on the close. Pair this wine with stewed beef or game.
The nose of this dark Brunello is characterized by mature notes of jammy fruit and blackberry preserves. In appearance, the wine has a slightly brownish hue and seems older than it actually is.