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    Poggio Antico Brunello di Montalcino Altero 2007
    Sangiovese - Tuscany, Italy

    Ratings

    • JS98
    • RP95
    Price: $89.00
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    Professional Ratings: 98 James Suckling, 95 The Wine Advocate, 94 International Wine Cellar

    Region: Tuscany, Italy

    Varietal: Sangiovese

    Other Info: Collectible Wines

    Style: Big & Bold

    Alcohol By Volume: 13.5%

    • 10%
    • 16%

    Item no. 115553

    Winemaker's Notes:

    Extremely dark and concentrated. Open, very persistent and clean with wonderful aromas of blackberries, raspberries, coffee, spices and vanilla. Rich, powerful, extremely concentrated yet elegant and velvety. The silky and ripe tannins make it particularly smooth to the palate. Loads of plum, dark cherry and licorice and a very very long finish. A wine that will keep and further improve for many years.

    Critical Acclaim:

    This is the best wine ever from Poggio Antico. Aromas of blackberries and flowers follow through to a full body, with ultra-fine tannins and a polished tannin mouth-feel. This is really structured, yet elegant. Wonderful purity. Better in 2014, but who can wait?

    98 Points
    James Suckling

    The 2007 Brunello di Montalcino Altero is a gorgeous, sleek wine laced with dark red cherries, kirsch, menthol, pine and spices. Sweet floral notes wrap around the silky finish. The 2007 stands out for its finessed texture and impeccable overall balance. I can’t remember a more polished, elegant vintage of Altero. Poggio Antico hit it out of the park. The 2007 spent 24 months in 500-liter French oak tonneaux. Anticipated maturity: 2017-2027.

    95 Points
    The Wine Advocate

    Good full red. Very pure but subdued aromas of raspberry, rose petal and spices, along with a suggestion of chocolate. Then almost surprisingly plush and sensual on the palate, and distinctly sweeter than the 2007 classico, showing a flavor of cherry liqueur. Extract-rich and dense in texture without betraying any heaviness. Finishes with excellent spine and thrust and good medicinal reserve. This will need time to absorb its serious dusting of tannins.

    94 Points
    International Wine Cellar
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