Medium deep red. Flinty nuances complicate strawberry, floral and blood orange aromas. Deep, dense and almost brooding on the palate, but with outstanding precision to the spicy red fruit and earth flavors. Finishes with substantial fine-grained tannins and outstanding length. Still quite closed, even imploded, I'd lay this beauty down for six or seven years.
Anticipated maturity: 2023-2034
Tasted blind. Lustrous ruby with bricky rim. Nutty oaky nose that needs lots of aeration and with cherry-liqueur notes. Youthful, firm and concentrated palate. Still quite tannic, but with fantastic balance and a long finish. (WS)
Anticipated maturity: 2017-2030
Robert Parker 97
Released seven years after the harvest, the 2010 Brunello di Montalcino Riserva Poggio al Vento is a stunning wine. It soars to the highest altitudes in terms of elegance and power. These opposite forces-muscle versus grace-are what distinguish this classic vintage. Col d’Orcia has effortlessly captured and immortalized both sides of the continuum. The bouquet produces a long succession of aromas including dried cherry fruit, licorice, cola, lavender flower, cured meat and black truffle. The velvety finish is supple and long in persistence. This is a gorgeous creation.
Anticipated maturity: 2018-2035