La Poderina Brunello di Montalcino Poggio Abate Riserva

 

La Poderina Brunello di Montalcino Poggio Abate Riserva Reviews

 

2012 La Poderina Brunello di Montalcino Poggio Abate Riserva Reviews

Suggested Retail Price $95.00

93 Points Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate

The 2012 Brunello di Montalcino Riserva Poggio Abate flaunts a decidedly opulent and lavish personality. The wine is dark and heavy in appearance, with inky colors of black and ruby red. The bouquet opens to ripe tones of cherry or blackberry marmalade with pretty veins of spice and licorice woven deep within its fabric. The ripeness is very apparent (almost too much so), but the wine also offers an elegant mouthfeel that puts its various elements back into balance.

92 Points James Suckling

Some very rich, creamy oak and spice aromas with a big hit of dark fruits and rich ripe plum and red cherry flavors. Plum cakes, lots of spices and drive too. A much riper style.

91 Points Wine & 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.

2011 La Poderina Brunello di Montalcino Poggio Abate Riserva Reviews

94 Points Wine Enthusiast

Baked plum, exotic spice, forest floor, pressed violet and balsamic aromas lead the way. The big juicy palate offers fleshy wild cherry, crushed raspberry, mocha and vanilla while velvety tannins provide both support and finesse. Thanks to the succulent fruit, you won’t detect the hefty alcohol. Drink 2018–2026.

92 Points James Suckling

Gorgeous and decadent aromas of smoked meat and ripe fruit. Plenty of dried berry and mushroom, too. Full body, lots of beautiful fruit and a savory finish. Warm and rich. Big yet delicious. Shows the hot growing season but is integrated.

2010 La Poderina Brunello di Montalcino Poggio Abate Riserva Reviews

95 Points James Suckling

Very dense and rich red with dried berry, strawberry and sliced chocolate character. Full body with chewy tannin mouthfeel. Long and juicy finish. Better in 2019 when the tannins soften.

94 Points Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate

Packaged with a thick wax capsule, the 2010 La Poderina Brunello di Montalcino Riserva Poggio Abate opens to a dark color and smooth consistency. The bouquet is redolent of bright cherry, cassis, dried blackberry, spice and tobacco. Like many of the best wines from this vintage, the nose is initially slow to open. Once it does, it shows elegance and power in equal measure. Despite the thick glass bottle and dramatic packaging, this wine is much more feminine and elegant than you may expect. It is full of pretty surprises.

2009 La Poderina Brunello di Montalcino Poggio Abate Riserva Reviews

2008 La Poderina Brunello di Montalcino Poggio Abate Riserva Reviews

92 Points Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate

The 2008 Brunello di Montalcino Riserva Poggio Abate is another impeccable wine from La Poderina, only this expressions is a lot more expansive and saturated in terms of its density and concentration. A dark, supple texture is layered with ripe fruit, licorice, balsam herb and soft spice. This austere 2008 vintage shows good structure and extra bright acidity that will serve the wine well as it ages over the years.

91 Points Wine Enthusiast

Round and velvety, it has aromas of ripe berry, chocolate and exotic spices. The rich palate delivers juicy black cherry punctuated with ground black pepper, cinnamon, carob, pipe tobacco and mint. Forward and sweet, this is already extremely accessible so enjoy soon.

90 Points James Suckling

A silky, alluring wine for the vintage with plum, shaved-chocolate and berry character. Full body with silky tannins and a fresh finish.

2007 La Poderina Brunello di Montalcino Poggio Abate Riserva Reviews

94 Points James Suckling

Fascinating aromas of walnuts and berries with hints of fresh flowers. Full and super silky with wonderfully integrated tannins and a long, long finish. Gorgeous wine.

94 Points Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate

Still remarkably primary, the 2007 Brunello di Montalcino Riserva Poggio Abate is going to require at least a few years to come around. Today it is massive, packed and dense from start to finish. With time in the glass, the fruit gradually emerges. Raspberry jam, licorice mint and spices flesh out on the full-bodied, intense finish.

94 Points Wine Enthusiast

Riserva La Poderina presents an impenetrable wall of aromatic intensity with dark concentration and lovely density in the mouth. You’ll recognize dark fruit, polished mineral, leather, tobacco and powdered spice notes. The wine lasts long on the palate, driven by its bold structure.

2006 La Poderina Brunello di Montalcino Poggio Abate Riserva Reviews

96 Points James Suckling

This is a wine with beautiful clarity of fruit with plum, blackberry and dark chocolate character. Full body, with velvety tannins and a long finish. So great now. But will improve with age.

94 Points Wine Enthusiast

There’s a sassy, spicy quality here, with clove and spice, cola, root beer and black licorice. Smooth, dark extraction with bold structure.

90 Points Wine Spectator

A ripe style, offering floral, cherry, balsamic and underbrush notes. Slightly pruny, yet complex and firm, turning tight on the finish. Best from 2015 through 2025.