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Poggio Antico Brunello di Montalcino Altero 2012

$55.99

SKU 13011

750ml

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Altero is a deep and intense ruby red, which shows great concentration. The bouquet is wide, very fruity, persistent and elegant. The taste is full, warm, and round with a complex structure and fine ripe tannins. This wine is very smooth on the palate and suited for a long bottle aging.
Category Red Wine
Varietal
Country Italy
Region Tuscany
Appellation Brunello di Montalcino
Brand Poggio Antico
  • we95

Wine EnthusiastHere's a richly concentrated expression from one of the highest sites in Montalcino. The wine shows excellent balance and suppleness. The 2012 Brunello di Montalcino Altero flaunts the best characteristics of the hot vintage including beautifully saturated color intensity, seamless aromas and good texture richness. On that last point, I feel that the mouthfeel has been positively impacted by oak tannins. Dark cherry and dried blackberry are followed by spice, tar, licorice and grilled rosemary or Mediterranean herb. The wine is youthful and tight but should obtain a more polished approach with a few more years of bottle aging.

Monica Larner, February 28, 2017
  • ws93

Wine SpectatorA lean, tightly wound version, with the tannins gaining the upper hand on the cherry, tobacco, orange peel and iron flavors. Though brooding, this is vibrant, delivering power and length. Best from 2022 through 2033. 2,500 cases made.

Bruce Sanderson, June 15, 2017