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Date Printed: 7/28/2014
Poggio Antico Brunello di Montalcino Riserva 2006
Poggio Antico Brunello di Montalcino Riserva 2006
(search item no. 115554)
collectible wine
has fluid
has fluid 360

James Suckling rating: 94 points
International Wine Cellar rating: 93 points
PRICE ON 7/28/2014: $135.00

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2004 Wine Spectator rating: 96 points
2004 The Wine Advocate rating: 94 points
2001 Wine Spectator rating: 93 points
1997 Wine Spectator rating: 95 points
1993 Wine Spectator rating: 87 points

Winemaker's Notes:

Very intense and deep ruby/purple red, which shows great concentration. Extremely attractive nose, with hints of ripe red fruits, blackcurrant aromas, leather and licorice. Full, warm, very well developed and persistent. Big, firm, warm and very well structured, with loads of ripe fruit. Dense, yet silky and smooth, greatly balanced and with an extremely long finish. This wine has a great aging potential.
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About Poggio Antico:

Paola Gloder has one of Montalcino's most elevated estates, with vineyards averaging 1476 feet above sea level, southwest of the famed medieval citadel. Both the unique location and altitude privilege the wines of Poggio Antico. The lower hillside terroir south of Montalcino is conducive to powerful and opulent Brunellos. This, combined with the estate's vineyard elevations -- which enjoy favorable overnight drops in temperature -- bring increased finesse and intense bouquet.

The young and tireless owner has been firmly at the helm of Poggio Antico almost since its inception, when her father purchased 50 clayey, calcareous acres of Brunello di Montalcino vineyards, in 1984. Paola's husband, Alberto Montefiori, joined her in this task in 1998. In their forceful hands, the estate has seen a phenomenal growth, going from 50 to the present 80 acres under vine, developing two parallel Brunello worlds – the more traditional, larger-barrel Brunello, aged longer in Slavonian oak and the modern, finesse-driven Altero, aged in tonneaux of French oak; securing a stellar position in the global market and extending and upgrading the facility to ultrahigh-tech standards.