La Poderina Brunello di Montalcino 2018
|Italy, Tuscany, Brunello di Montalcino
"The nose starts at a café, with espresso and a cherry vanilla scone, before heading outside to a field of wild herbs. On the elegant palate, enduring notes of mocha and cherry are balanced by a spiced, medicinal undertone. Flexible yet sturdy tannins and simmering acid undergird a velvety, contoured texture." Wine Enthusiast 95 points Drink 2024-34
There is an earthy note here with iron ore and dusty root to start off the bouquet of the 2018 Brunello di Montalcino. That savory tone cedes to dark fruit, baked plum and a hint of roasted chestnut shell. This wine promotes a unique identity and a special aromatic profile in this vintage. Those earthy or metallic notes are also delivered to the palate, where the wine offers mid-weight density and dusty tannins. This is an ample production of 69,500 bottles.
Mentholated herbs are forward in the 2018 Brunello Di Montalcino, which is noted with cola spice, eucalyptus, and spiced cranberry. It is medium-bodied, with its medicinal herbs translating to the palate as well as fine tannins and dusty earth. A snap of amaro and quinine give it energy and a pleasantly herbaceous style. Drink 2024-2030.