Bright, dark red. Spicy red berries, cherry and a flinty nuance on the nose. Then silky, supple and sweet with chewy black and red cherry flavors. Not especially fleshy but offers an attractive restrained sweetness and finishes with rather soft tannins and good length. Perfect for sirloin steak, grilled, roasted or stewed red meats.
"Blackberries and black cherries on the nose follow through to a full body, with soft and silky tannins. Long finish. Best after 2011."
"The 2004 Brunello di Montalcino presents a remarkable balance of ripe fruit, structure and freshness. Violets, dark cherries, new leather and spices are all woven together in an elegant fabric of notable class. The purity of the fruit is superb and the finish boasts tons of finesse, with silky tannins that frame the close. Anticipated maturity: 2011-2021."
The Wine Advocate
"Modern, plush and deeply penetrating, La Poderina is a well-crafted wine that shows beautiful aromas of blackberry, spice and cured meat. The wine’s best performance, however, occurs in the mouth where its long, supple finish and smooth texture are extraordinary. This is a great wine to share with friends and family on special occasions."
Thin, runny and acidic. Dont know why this is rated at all. I bought this at end-of-vintage sale, possibly it was damaged in transit or simply too old?