IL Poggione Brunello di Montalcino Riserva 2004 Vigna Paganelli

2004 Il Poggione Brunello di Montalcino Riserva Vigna PaganelliDark red ruby core; crimson rim; thin meniscus. Pronounced aromas of crushed black fruit (think plums and blueberries), dark chocolate, and strong notes of oak. Tart black fruit, dried liquorice roots, vanilla on the palate. Smooth texture; tannic grip; medium plus acid and length. Not very expressive compared to the highly perfumed profile from their basic 2004 BdM that I tried almost a year ago. A decade too young. What a shame!

Brunello di Montalcino 2004, Argiano, Toscana

I love love love (well-made) Brunello but this bottle was a little disappointing somewhat. Dark ruby red with a bricking rim, the wine exhibited strong notes of crushed blueberries, liquorice and mocha with just a touch of acetaldehyde. The tannic grip on the finish was quintessentially italian and made me crave for parma ham and salami di cinghiale. But no, I wasn’t impressed with this offering from Argiano this time. I think I’m being picky.