Bright, pale red. Red cherry, fresh herbs, lavender, violet and a hint of spicy orange peel on the very floral nose. Fresh and precise on entry, then tight and bound-up in the middle, folded in on itself today in spite of its fine-grained, suave texture. Finishes with high but harmonious acidity, noble tannins and echoing notes of violet and orange peel. This strikes me as the lightest-bodied Riserva ever made by Poggio di Sotto; balanced and very bright, it's more about flowers than sweet fruit.
Author: Ian D'Agata
Issue: July/August 2014
Wine Advocate | Rating: 93
I am quite enamored of the 2008 Brunello di Montalcino Riserva that boasts beautiful floral notes that are both rare and precious. At the back of those feminine, somewhat ethereal tones are grounded aromas of spice, crushed terracotta and balsam herb. This wine impresses for the direct and pristine perspective it offers on the grape, that is already showing tiny steps toward tertiary complexity. The wine is at a very interesting point in its drinking window right now, and will continue its careful evolutionary course with a few more years of bottle rest. Drink: 2017-2028.