If I had to choose one word to describe this wine I would choose 'disappointing'. Don't get me wrong, it isn't bad, I was just expecting more from it as I do quite enjoy a nice Sangiovese.
Then again it was over twenty years old and from what I have read was at it's best as a teenager, something I feel it and I have in common.
There was a plummy nose and a nice enough flavour up front but there was little to no finish with the wine. I'd be willing to concede that the flavour may have been affected by choice of dining, a spiced asparagus risotto of my own creation and I'm told this is more of a steak or venison wine.
The deep red colour bordering on brown I found to be a bit off-putting but was willing to put that down to age however I have since seen other reviews and this seems to be a common factor with the wine. The first taste as they say is always with the eyes.
You could buy it and enjoy it, don't get me wrong, and if I ascribed to a 'star system' or some other form of grading I'd probably give it a 3 out of 5, but I don't so you'll just have to take me at my word that it is a perfectly pleasant and drinkable wine, but isn't anything special.
Share it with a friend who describes every red as 'rich' and 'full bodied'.
Country of Origin & Region
Italy, Tuscany, Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
Villa Poggio Salvi
Available for sale