La Poderina

Poggio Abate Brunello di Montalcino Riserva DOCG

Poggio Abate Brunello di Montalcino Riserva DOCG
Italy

Red wine100% Sangiovese grosso
  • Tasting Notes
  • Pairs With
    red-meat
    lamb
    sausages
  • ColorDeep ruby red color
  • NoseIntense, complex nose with notes of dark berries, licorice and tobacco, together with ethereal, smoky sensations
    Blackberryblackberry
    Blackcurrantblackcurrant
    Smokesmoke
    Tobacco Leaftobacco
  • FlavorOn the palate it is smooth, with a great structure and balance, full of flavors, especially savory herbs and licorice. Firm tannins and a long powerful finish

Tuscany At a Glance

Region Name Tuscany

Chianti, Brunello di Montalcino, Vino Nobile di Montepulciano and Super Tuscans from Bolgheri are some of the world’s most famous wines and are adored by collectors, and they all hail from the gorgeous region of Tuscany.

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Press

Vintage Publication Score Review Date POS Generator
2015 James Suckling 95 Nov 2020 Shelf Talker Full Page Review
2015 Wine Advocate 93 Nov 2020 Shelf Talker Full Page Review
2015 Vinous Media 87 Nov 2020 Shelf Talker Full Page Review
2015 Vinous Media 87 Nov 2020 Shelf Talker Full Page Review
2013 Wine Advocate 94 Jan 2019 Shelf Talker Full Page Review
2013 James Suckling 93 Nov 2019 Shelf Talker Full Page Review
2013 Wine Enthusiast 93 Jun 2019 Shelf Talker Full Page Review
2012 Wine and Spirits 91 Apr 2019 Shelf Talker Full Page Review
  • Score: 95 Vintage 2015 James Suckling Fascinating aromas of crushed berries, lightly sour cherries and cedar follow through to a full body with deep, rich fruit and layers of ripe, polished tannins. It really grows on the palate. Needs two or three years to calm down. Better after 2023. Shelf Talker Full Page Review
  • Score: 93 Vintage 2015 Wine Advocate This wine from La Poderina takes a different approach (compared to the classic 2016 Brunello also currently up for release). This wine, the 2015 Brunello di Montalcino Riserva Poggio Abate, shows more richness, concentration and more heavily applied oak tones. Even the sheer weight of the glass bottle that houses this wine underlines the themes of density and darkness. The oak tannins are on the sour and astringent side, so a few extra years of bottle aging will be required. This is a release of 6,600 bottles that will be available in May 2021. Shelf Talker Full Page Review
  • Score: 87 Vintage 2015 Vinous Media The 2015 Brunello di Montalcino Poggio Abate Riserva from La Poderina needs some time in the glass to come together, leading off with an intense array of pepper and exotic savory spice. With time, this settles into a display of medicinal cherry, blueberries and dusty dried florals. It’s velvety in texture, casting ripe dark fruits across a core of zesty acids and cooling-minerality, which adds a much-needed lift. Notes of licorice and balsamic-tinged dried berries resonate on the cheek-puckering and structured finale. It’s an interesting wine, but where’s the Sangiovese? Shelf Talker Full Page Review
  • Score: 87 Vintage 2015 Vinous Media The 2015 Brunello di Montalcino Poggio Abate Riserva from La Poderina needs some time in the glass to come together, leading off with an intense array of pepper and exotic savory spice. With time, this settles into a display of medicinal cherry, blueberries and dusty dried florals. It’s velvety in texture, casting ripe dark fruits across a core of zesty acids and cooling-minerality, which adds a much-needed lift. Notes of licorice and balsamic-tinged dried berries resonate on the cheek-puckering and structured finale. It’s an interesting wine, but where’s the Sangiovese? Shelf Talker Full Page Review
  • Score: 94 Vintage 2013 Wine Advocate The 2013 Brunello di Montalcino Riserva Poggio Abate (with only 6,600 heavy glass bottles released) takes an extra minute or two to open in the glass. Give it time to take on air and usher forth its pretty aromas. Ultimately, you will find that this is a powerful and profound expression of Sangiovese with black fruit at its core and savory aromas of leather and cured tobacco at the back. The wine is built like a brick wall thanks to its construction based on many smaller but ultimately stable individual components. The tannins are a bit rough and astringent, so this wine will require a few more years of bottling aging in order to loosen up. Shelf Talker Full Page Review
  • Score: 93 Vintage 2013 James Suckling There is a swathe of deep and dark fruit here that delivers dark berries and plums with notes of licorice and cassia bark. The palate has attractive, ripe tannins that build nicely into the finish. Shelf Talker Full Page Review
  • Score: 93 Vintage 2013 Wine Enthusiast Rose, underbrush, wild-berry, leather and tobacco aromas mingle with whiffs of oak and coffee bean. Reflecting the nose, the dense full-bodied palate offers fleshy plum, licorice, vanilla, espresso and French oak alongside enveloping, close-grained tannins. Drink 2021–2028. KERIN O’KEEFE Shelf Talker Full Page Review
  • Score: 91 Vintage 2012 Wine and Spirits La Poderina’s riserva shows depth and concentration, mingling notes of dried cherry and cassis with fresher fruit flavors. The wine aged for 15 months in French oak tonneaux and an equal amount of time in large Slavonian casks, picking up some vanilla and sweet spice accents that complement the rich fruit flavors. It takes a warm and savory turn on the finish, even as the spice notes linger. Shelf Talker Full Page Review