Poggio San Polo Brunello di Montalcino 2017
|Region||Italy, Tuscany, Brunello di Montalcino|
|Brand||Poggio San Polo|
Aromas of underbrush, blue flower and toasted nut form the nose along with oak-driven spice. The medium-bodied palate offers dried cherry, roasted coffee bean and licorice set against a backbone of close-grained tannins. It closes on a note of dried sage. Kerin O'Keefe
Black currant and cherry flavors mingle in this robust red, with iron, tobacco and wild herbs adding detail. Fresh and juicy, with well-integrated tannins and a lingering finish. Best from 2024 through 2040. 2,400 cases made, 1,210 cases imported.
The 2017 Brunello di Montalcino shows depths of black raspberry and cherry fruit complemented by a whiff of sweet mint. While it's a bit linear, this impresses more on its balance and focus, as silky textures cast a polished display of red and hints of blue fruit across the palate. A twang of sour citrus mixes with savory herbal tones through the finale, where nuanced tannins help punctuate the experience nicely.