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2007 Castello Banfi Brunello di Montalcino Poggio all'Oro Riserva

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January 29, 2023 - $125



98James Suckling

A fabulous nose of licorice, fennel, cherries and ripe strawberries. Full body, firm tannins and a vivid, intense aftertaste. Beautiful to taste but better to wait two or three years more. Try in 2017.

95Wine Enthusiast

Cellar Selection. ...sophisticated & elegant... dark fruit, cassis, crushed spice & even a dusting of black pepper. This classy Riserva delivers dark concentration, polished tannins, balanced acidity & long fruit-driven persistency.

92Wine Spectator

Bright cherry fruit is framed by a round, supple profile, eventually giving way to firm, dusty tannins. Fresh and elegant, with tobacco and tar notes adding complexity. Fine length.

90The Wine Advocate

A much more masculine wine, the 2007 Brunello di Montalcino Riserva Poggio all’ Oro is all about power. Smoke, tar, licorice, game and leather wrap around a deep, powerful core of fruit. There is little of the seductiveness of the Poggio alle Mura, instead this is a wine of pure power and masculine intensity.


Italy, Tuscany, Brunello di Montalcino

Brunello di Montalcino is regarded as one of Italy’s best appellations. Located in south central Tuscany below Chianti, the wines of Brunello di Montalcino DOCG are made of a Sangiovese clone called “brunello,” which means “little dark one,” a reference to the brown tones in the skin of the grape. Unlike some Tuscan appellations that allow other grapes to be blended with Sangiovese, Brunello di Montalcino is entirely Sangiovese. Montalcino itself is a picturesque, hill-top town not especially well known for wine production until the mid-19th century, when a local vineyard owner isolated the brunello clone and planted it. Other growers followed suit. Nevertheless it wasn’t until 1970s that wine enthusiasts started paying attention to Brunello di Montalcino, which by then was becoming an outstanding wine. Today there are 120 estates in the DOCG, up from about 25 estates in 1975. Brunellos in general are bigger, darker, more tannic and more powerful wines than Chiantis or most other Sangioveses. By law they must be aged for four years, and two of those years must be in wooden barrels.