The Brunello di Montalcino Poggio Abate Riserva displays dark, ruby red color in the glass and is complimented with aromas of dark berries, licorice, tobacco and smoke notes. On the palate, smooth and dark flavors with notes of savory herbs, licorice, and firm tannins; powerful finish.
Pair with roast and stewed red meats, roasted game and aged cheeses.
"The 2008 Brunello di Montalcino Riserva Poggio Abate is another impeccable wine from La Poderina, only this expressions is a lot more expansive and saturated in terms of its density and concentration. A dark, supple texture is layered with ripe fruit, licorice, balsam herb and soft spice. This austere 2008 vintage shows good structure and extra bright acidity that will serve the wine well as it ages over the years."
The Wine Advocate
"Round and velvety, it has aromas of ripe berry, chocolate and exotic spices. The rich palate delivers juicy black cherry punctuated with ground black pepper, cinnamon, carob, pipe tobacco and mint. Forward and sweet, this is already extremely accessible so enjoy soon. "
"A silky, alluring wine for the vintage with plum, shaved-chocolate and berry character. Full body with silky tannins and a fresh finish. "