Poggio Antico Brunello di Montalcino Altero 2001
|Region||Italy, Tuscany, Brunello di Montalcino|
Altero is a deep and intense ruby red, which shows great concentration. The bouquet is wide, very fruity, persistent and elegant. The taste is full, warm, and round with a complex structure and fine ripe tannins. This wine is very smooth on the palate and suited for a long bottle aging.
Lots of bright fruit and licorice with just a hint of wood. Full-bodied, with silky tannins and a long, caressing finish. Best after 2010.
Very toasty upfront with a lot going on inside the glass. Cherry fruit is delivered with coffee bean, leather, cigar box, vanilla and a touch of Band-Aid. Has some rustic notes but an overall elegant mouthfeel with a long, velvety, supple finish.