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.
Author: Stephen Tanzer
Issue: July/August 2011
Deep ruby with the beginning of orange. Very Tuscan if somewhat evolved with red fruits and hint of tar. Intense and concentrated, with lingering sweet fruit and hint of tar. Quite robust tannins but sweetness matches. Mid term. (WS)
Author: Walter Speller
Wine Spectator | Rating: 92
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.
Author: Bruce Sanderson
Wine Advocate | Rating: 93
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.
Beautifully smooth......tastes of raspberry and choocolate and an herbal quality. silky smooth
Drink Dates: 2014-2024
Self | Rating:
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) JAMES SUCKLING