This wine knocked my socks off. And it should have. It was so expensive the checker at Dorignac’s thought she made a mistake. This wine actually distracted me from my dinner, it was so satisfying. Silky. Red berries. Slightly astringent at first but then mellowed out beautifully. A floral aroma that hinted at dark chocolate on the finish. This wine was easy to drink but not a “one-note” wine. It was fruity and herby and after dinner when I had a bite of chocolate for dessert, it was a perfect accompaniment. Now let’s see what an expert said:
Critic tasting note: “Forest-floor, new leather and pipe-tobacco aromas mingle with notes of violet and coffee bean. Elegantly structured, the taut, savory palate doles out ripe black cherry, blackberry jam, licorice and a hint of espresso while polished, fine-grained tannins and tangy acidity provide age-worthy support. It’s still youthfully austere so give it a few more years to come around. Drink 2024–2036. Kerin O’Keefe” – 96/100, Wine Enthusiast
Someone named Falstaff on Winesearcher.com tasted the wine in 2021 and said: Elegant dark ruby. On the nose slightly earthy tone, black leather, dominant savouriness, barrel, on the finish black currants, blackberries and fruit tea. On the palate still very young, shows currently still open, gripping tannin, but also juice and fruit in the background, should absolutely still grow up, will assemble well.
Banfi Poggio all’Oro Brunello di Montalcino Reserva 2015
Brand: Banfi Poggio