La Poderina Brunello di Montalcino 2011

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Color: Ruby red with garnet notes. Bouquet: Concentrated nose of black cherries, wild berries and vanilla. Flavor: Dense flavor with excellent structure; persistent finish. Pairings: Best served with poultry, red meats, roasts, game and aged cheeses.
Category Red Wine
Varietal
Country Italy
Region Tuscany
Appellation Brunello di Montalcino
Brand La Poderina
Alcohol/vol 13.5%
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Wine AdvocateLa Poderina is the Montalcino estate within the Tenute del Cerro wine group that owns various estates across Tuscany. The 2011 Brunello di Montalcino is a balanced and integrated wine with smooth aromatic transitions that take it from red cherry to spice to grilled rosemary in quick succession. There's a warm touch of toasted espresso bean at the back. This is a very well made wine with soft textural richness and an upfront, international style.

Monica Larner, March 2016
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Wine EnthusiastOak, coconut, toast, espresso, menthol and a whiff of cellar floor are some of the aromas you'll find on this robust red. The big, warm palate offers raisin, date, licorice and roasted coffee bean. Teeth-coating tannins leave an astringent finish while the heat of evident alcohol throws it off-balance. While it's tightly tannic, there's not much fruit richness, making this more suited for mid-term drinking.

Kerin O'Keefe, May 1, 2016