Aromas of raisins, dried flowers and prunes. Gorgeous ripe nose. Full-bodied, round and caressing. Very, very long. Lovely wine. Hard not to drink now. Reminds me of fine Burgundy. Best after 2006.
Author: James Suckling
International Wine Cellar | Rating: 91
Medium red. Musky, reduced nose offers scents of strawberry preserves, coffee grounds and chocolate; grew fresher with aeration. Sweet and penetrating in the mouth, with pungent, slightly exotic strawberry and mineral flavors. Elegant, seamless wine, conveying an impression of energy and lift thanks to its harmonious acids. Finishes with broad, dusty tannins and excellent length, with late notes of black olive, flowers and leather. I might have scored the wine even higher but for its stubborn element of reduction, which did not quite dissipate with extended aeration. (Robert Chadderdon Selections, New York, NY)
Author: Stephen Tanzer
Issue: July/August 2006
Jancis Robinson | Rating: 17
Mid ruby with some evolution at the rim already. Very curious aromas slightly reminiscent of decay but perhaps a wonderful terroir effect??! Very dry tannins on the finish. Very aggressive build. Sort of devil-may-care make-up which makes a refreshing change from all the carefully sculpted, oenologist-influenced bottlings elsewhere?.
Author: Jancis Robinson
Wine Advocate | Rating: 93
Poggio di Sotto's medium-red 2001 Brunello di Montalcino presents an intensely expressive nose of smoke and scorched earth along with layers of sweet dark red fruit that unfold onto the palate with outstanding length, complexity and polish on the finish. It is a deceptively medium-bodied, yet structured Brunello made in a somewhat quirky style. Some readers might find the relatively high levels of volatile acidity off-putting, but I found this wine's overall balance to be outstanding. Revisited often during the course of several days, it proved to be a very satisfying glass of Brunello. It will require a few years of cellaring and should drink splendidly until at least age 20.