Saturday, December 26, 2009
Il Poggione Brunello Di Montalcino 1999 DOCG
It wasn't too difficult choosing the wine to have with our Christmas Eve dinner this year. I picked one given to me by my friend Gary last year for Christmas called Il Poggione Brunello di Montalcino, a concentrated and full bodied, earthy Sangiovese.
Warm ruby with rusty colors around the edges introduce aromas of leather, plums and vanilla on the way to intense flavors of cola, ripe black cherries, spices and a hint of smoked meats. There is also a floral note present somewhere in the background that floats along the way to the long elegant finish.