Poggio Antico 2009 Rosso Di Montalcino, $28.30-$36.99, 93 points, poured a bright pomegranate red with a broad clear rim at the glass edge.
Fragrant nose of light red cherry, cinnamon, and cedar were excellent.
The medium-plus body was unusually satiny for a Sangiovese; displayed crisp acids and persistent, yet supple tannins.
Delicate red fruits were flavorful, rich, and expressive with pomegranate, strawberry, and red cherry tenderly leading the way. Mid to late palate erupted with a plethora of subtleties: bourbon, dried herbs, tobacco, menthol, and caramel among them.
Poggio Antico 2009 Rosso Di Montalcino finished on the trailing palate with accelerating spice notes that were long and satisfyingly. This is going to be a bit of commentary! Rosso Di Montalcino is often seen as a lesser Brunello (see John M. Fodera Rosso-Brunellos'-little-brother-Tuscan Vines), but this Rosso was as good, maybe better, than some Brunello Di Montalcino red wines I've tasted, and at a reduced cost. New Hampshire wine lovers and those new to wine may just want to plunk-down the few extra green-backs and taste an exceptional wine; I'm going out on limb here, but $28.30 is a value. I bought this wine with the Italian wine sale and a coupon at the NHLS outlet in Nashua (store 69).
Having two of Poggio Antico's Brunello wines in the Cellar is going to be hard to resist as of this tasting!