Very intense and deep red color. The aroma is sweet with notes of tobacco, blackberry, violet and leather. On the palate the structure is wide and deep, supple and well integrated with good acidity and elegant tannins. The long finish lingers with spice and toasted coffee notes.
Wine Spectator 94 points - Blackberry and blueberry aromas are focused and ultraclean. Full-bodied, with a deep core of pretty fruit and polished tannins that go on and on. Closed and tight right now, but will open into something very special indeed. Best after 2011. 4,165 cases made.-JS
(Jun 15 2010)
On the famed estate of Castello Banfi, where traditional practices are carefully blended with modern technology, rests the single vineyard named La Pieve, from which this spectacular wine originates. Here, with near perfect conditions of climate, soil and sun, the celebrated Sangiovese grape achieves greatness.
Made from 100% Sangiovese grapes carefully selected for superior quality, Poggio all`Oro is aged for a total of five years, including a minimum of two years in French oak barriques. With a ruby-red color complemented by a rich bouquet, this wine emerges with exceptional depth and character. Soft, yet intense, it demonstrates hints of plum, chocolate and cherries.
A wine of distinguished quality, Poggio all`Oro Brunello di Montalcino Riserva is perfect for meditative sipping or as an ideal accompaniment to red meats and robust cheeses.
|"Banfi, truly one of the leaders of the region, takes its unusually fine Brunello to another level, with this huge single vineyard wine."
Publication: Wine Spectator