A ripe, rich red, with notes of dried cherry and hints of raisin. Full-bodied, with a round texture and a fruity, ripe aftertaste. Lovely and generous. Best after 2011
Author: James Suckling
Wine Advocate | Rating: 97
The 2004 Brunello di Montalcino Riserva is a stunning wine that captures every bit of the potential I sensed when I first tasted it from barrel a few years ago. Freshly cut roses, red berries, minerals, and mint are just some of the nuances that emerge from this layered, sensual wine. In 2004 most Riservas tend towards the dark end of the spectrum but Poggio di Sotto's Riserva is decidedly fresh and bright. The wine's purity, depth, detail, and finesse are utterly remarkable. Once again, a comparison with Bruno Giacosa's Barbaresco from the Asili vineyard seems appropriate. This is a hypnotizing, totally transcendental Brunello readers won't want to miss. In fact, it is so profound, it is a shame to spit! The estate's 2004 Riserva spent a whopping 60 months in cask prior to being bottled.