Bright cherry fruit is framed by a round, supple profile, eventually giving way to firm, dusty tannins. Fresh and elegant, with tobacco and tar notes adding complexity. Fine length. Best from 2015 through 2028. 2,900 cases made.-BS
A much more masculine wine, the 2007 Brunello di Montalcino Riserva Poggio all’ Oro is all about power. Smoke, tar, licorice, game and leather wrap around a deep, powerful core of fruit. There is little of the seductiveness of the Poggio alle Mura, instead this is a wine of pure power and masculine intensity. The hugely tannic finish has little of the sexiness of this radiant vintage. Anticipated maturity: 2016-2022. Importer: Banfi Vintners, Glen Head, NY; tel. (516) 626-9200
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.
"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