Poggio San Polo 2011 Brunello Di Montalcino (D.O.C.G.), $42.29-$74.99, 94 points, shows a neat gradation of applicable red colors with a well-defined transparent wine ring and sticky draping on the glass wall.
Bright red fruit aromas accented with subtle evergreen and floral notes were excellent.
Poggio San Polo gives an exceptionally fresh and clean expression of the Sangiovese grape unnecessarily bound (in this case) to Brunello's often mysterious nature; glass smooth and counterintuitive to its bright acidity and fine supportive tannins impresses with a straight-forward medium body managing delicious flavors of truffles, red cherry, and black tea.
Finished long of the trailing palate, mint, a hint of bay leaf, and a firm 15% alcohol inspirited spiciness.
Perfect pairing will be with steaks and anything tomato-based Italian cuisine; I would even venture into almost anything Mexican.
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