IL Poggione 2006 Brunello Di Montalcino, $67.99-$79.99, 93+ points, began an almost opaque ruby, trended garnet toward the broad clear rim and leggy glass wall.
A very pleasant bouquet of roses, toasty apple-wood, red cherry, and sea breezes harbored great promise.
The medium-plus body carried good-plus acidity with very lively, yet drinkable tannins (Will cellar for sometime to come).
Black and red cherry were early palate rich, but the transition was to a more bourbon and woody flavor with subtle savory and coriander notes.
Finished tight and long on cayenne and white pepper spice with some heat from the 14.5% alcohol.
Paired wonderfully with a rare and spiced grass-fed rib-eyed steak!
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