Poggio San Polo Brunello di Montalcino 2015
SKU: 06711

Poggio San Polo Brunello di Montalcino 2015

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750ml
$71.99

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Category Red Wine
Varietal
Region Italy, Tuscany, Brunello di Montalcino
Brand Poggio San Polo
Alcohol/vol 14.78%
Intense ruby red in colour with garnet hues, clear and glossy. The bouquet exhibits typical aromas of violets and small red berries. Subtle nuances of forest undergrowth, aromatic wood, a touch of vanilla and jammy mixed fruit then give way to subtle hints of coffee. This Brunello is intense, persistent, broad and heady. Full-bodied and warm on the palate, with a densely-woven texture and robust body, it has a persistent finish with well-rounded tannins. The particular features of the terroir at San Polo produce a Brunello with a capacity for lengthy ageing, while patient cellaring enhances the wine during ageing in the bottle. The elegance and harmonious personality of this wine enables it to pair extremely well with highly-structured cuisine such as red meats and game, as well as with mushrooms and truffles. It is ideal with matured cheeses such as Parmigiano Reggiano and Tuscan pecorino. Serve in large glasses at 16-18°C (60-64°F) to fully enjoy its aromas, opening the bottle two hours before drinking.
Wine Enthusiast
  • we95

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.

Kerin O'Keefe, July 1, 2020
Wine Advocate
  • wa93

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.

Monica Larner, October 15, 2020
Wine Spectator
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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.

Bruce Sanderson, June 30, 2020
Vinous
  • v90

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.

Eric Guido, April 2020