Wine Advocate 92 points - Poggio Antico’s 2011 Lemartine is a Sangiovese/Cabernet Sauvignon/Merlot blend. A striking, beautifully delineated bouquet leads to layers of dark fruit in this drop-dead gorgeous red. Expressive aromatics give lift to expressive rose petals, pomegranate and cinnamon notes. The 2011 needs time to drop some its baby fat. There is a lot to like in this super-racy, refined wine. The opulent style is pure 2011. Lemartine is 50% Sangiovese, 25% Cabernet Sauvignon, 25% Petit Verdot. Anticipated maturity: 2014-2021.
Wine Spectator 91 points - Vanilla and Bourbon aromas from the new oak meet up with black cherry and blackberry fruit in this international-style red. Exuberant, showing plenty of sweet fruit, but traditionalists may want to sit this one out. Sangiovese, Cabernet Sauvignon and Petit Verdot. Best from 2015 through 2023. 200 cases imported. –BS
(Aug 31 2013)