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    Poggio Antico Brunello di Montalcino 2006
    Sangiovese - Tuscany, Italy

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    • JS95
    • ST95
    Price: $80.00
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    Wine.com Quick Facts

    Professional Ratings: 95 International Wine Cellar, 95 James Suckling, 93 The Wine Advocate, 93 Wine Enthusiast, 92 Wine Spectator

    Region: Tuscany, Italy

    Varietal: Sangiovese

    Style: Smooth & Supple

    Alcohol By Volume: 13.5%

    • 10%
    • 16%

    Item no. 108221

    Winemaker's Notes:

    The 1985 vintage of this wine was ranked #4 on the Wine Spectator's Top 10 Wines of 1990

    Poggio Antico ages their "classic" Brunello for 3 years (a year beyond the minimum required), keeping it in the traditional large Slavonian oak barrels. They also give it at least 12 months of aging in bottle (three times the minimum required).

    Critical Acclaim:

    Bright, dark red. Knockout perfume of black cherry, black raspberry, minerals, violet, rose petal and a whiff of dark chocolate. Silky on entry, then almost painfully intense in the middle, with terrific backbone and acidity to the classy fruit, mineral and dark chocolate flavors. This boasts fruit of steel, and great clarity. Finishes with a compelling savory quality, a spine of noble tannins and outstanding subtle persistence.

    95 Points
    International Wine Cellar

    Fascinating aromas of blackberries, flowers, dark chocolate and nuts follow through to a full body, with chewy tannins and a long, intense aftertaste. Bright acidity. This is structured and held back. Massive wine. Most structured ever from here. Give it four to five years of bottle age before opening. Impressive power.

    95 Points
    James Suckling

    The 2006 Brunello di Montalcino is a very pretty, elegant wine. Fine, silky tannins frame a core of crushed berries, flowers, licorice and new leather in this mid-weight, gracious Brunello. The wine’s inner sweetness emerges over time, adding harmony and class. This is a super-elegant, refined Brunello from Poggio Antico. The estate gave the Brunello three years in Slavonian oak, yet the wine remains fresh and vibrant. Anticipated maturity: 2014-2026.

    93 Points
    The Wine Advocate

    Poggio Antico consistently delivers standout Brunello, and this expression from the 2006 vintage is no exception. The wine is plush and rich with deliciously soft succulence. In the background, it delivers loads of vanilla, sweet spice, clove and black cherry.

    93 Points
    Wine Enthusiast

    Starts out pure and elegant, then quickly shuts down, courtesy of the burly tannins. Iron, wild herbs, cherry and tobacco flavors are focused, lingering on the finish. Best from 2014 through 2026. 700 cases imported.

    92 Points
    Wine Spectator
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