Poggio San Polo Brunello di Montalcino 2015
|Region||Italy, Tuscany, Brunello di Montalcino|
|Brand||Poggio San Polo|
Wild berry, camphor, tobacco and cocoa aromas fill the glass. Smooth, juicy and delicious, the full-bodied palate delivers ripe black cherry, raspberry compote and licorice while firm fine-grained tannins offer support. Fresh acidity keeps it balanced. Drink 2022-2027.
Recognized by its red shield-shaped label, the Poggio San Polo 2015 Brunello di Montalcino is a dark and nicely concentrated expression of Sangiovese. This wine shows proverbial meat on its bones with rich cherry and cassis, backed by cola, potting soil and balsam wood. The bouquet grows in intensity as the wine warms in the glass. The tannins are well integrated within the depth and length of the mouthfeel. Give this Brunello a few more years to flesh out and soften.
A more delicate style than many 2015s, this displays cherry, strawberry, mineral and tobacco flavors. Builds in weight as the solid matrix of tannins asserts itself on the lively finish. Best from 2022 through 2038.
The 2015 Brunello di Montalcino shows dusty black cherries, offset by minty herbs, sweet, almost-exotic spices, and then grounded by a whiff of undergrowth. On the palate, soft textures pave the way for a savory expression of ripe red fruits, with subtle hints of spice and inner floral tones that mount toward the close. The finish is medium in length, resonating on savory fruits and herbs with a mineral twang. The 2015 San Polo is already quite easy to like, and I don't see much reason to hold it for longer than a few years.