La Poderina Brunello di Montalcino 2011
|Appellation||Brunello di Montalcino|
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.
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.