Poggio di Sotto’s 2005 Brunello di Montalcino is just as striking today as it was when I tasted it from barrel and then from bottle when it was first released. Still powerful and richly textured, the 2005 possesses superb depth and tons of pure pedigree. The aromatics are only now starting to open up and show the first signs of development, and yet the 2005 remains rich, brooding and not yet ready to show all of its cards. Readers lucky enough to own it can look forward to another two decades of exceptional drinking.
Robert Parker 95
The 2005 Brunello di Montalcino is awesome. Dark fruit, minerals, spices and a host of balsamic notes emerge from this powerful, textured Brunello. Poggio di Sotto’s 2005 is one of the most muscular, concentrated wines of the vintage. The intensity of the fruit beautifully balances the tannins on the finish, where mint and flowers frame the close. This is a seductive, mysterious Brunello that provides endless fascination and discovery. Readers will want to put it on their short lists! Proprietor Piero Palmucci gave his 2005 Brunello a full four years in cask. A 2005 Riserva is also in the works. Anticipated maturity: 2015-2025.
Anticipated maturity: 2015-2025