Tenute Silvio Nardi Brunello di Montalcino Riserva "Poggio Doria" DOCG 2012
(Tuscany, Italy) - [WS 95] [JS 94] [VM 93+]
Regular price $185.00 Sale price $109.97 Save $75.03
Notes from the Winemaker:
Ruby red color with garnet highlights. Ample and highly complex flavors at the nose develop then to mineral notes of graphite, fruity tones of red berries and spicy aromas of clove and vanilla. Long and balanced at the palate, smooth and persistent notes bring to to the elegant end characterized by present and velvety tannins.
Pair with roasted lamb and aged cheeses.
Brunello Poggio Doria is the wine of sunset, the wine from the West. Poggio Doria's vineyard is located in the North-West side of Montalcino with South/West/North-West exposure. The vineyard is approximately 260 meters above sea level and composed of jasper, sand and clay. Vines are planted using training system of spurred cordon with 5,200 plants per hectare. Harvest is conducted manuallly into cases in the second week of October. The juice is fermented for at least 26 days at a controlled temperature of minus 30 degrees celcius. After maceration the wine is matured for 18 months in new and used French oak TONNEAU (Allier); followed by 12 months in large oak barrels from Slavonia. Finally the wine is bottle aged for at least 36 months.
Ratings & Reviews
"Supple, laced with cherry, strawberry, floral and graphite flavors, this is elegant and harmonious, with a solid base of tannins for support. Still needs time to resolve itself, yet finds a nice balance in the end. Best from 2021 through 2036. 150 cases imported." - BS (Jun 30, 2018)
94 Points - James Suckling:
"This is tight and very layered with ripe yet fresh fruit, chewy and polished tannins and a long and flavorful finish. Full body and a crisp finish. Needs two or three years to soften." - James Suckling (April 2018)
93+ Points - Vinous Magazine:
"Dark bright ruby-red. Black plums, chocolate, underbrush and tobacco on the intense nose. Then deep and very dense; a rich core of dark fruit is camouflaged by a strong tannic spine and repeating concentrated notes of dark chocolate. Finishes long, but with mounting, slightly tough tannins. This is a huge, massive wine that needs to develop a little more grace and refinement to become truly stellar. Forget about it in the cellar for the next eight years or so and see if it smoothens out. The 2012 Brunello Poggio Doria was spectacular, so this wine hopefully has the stuffing to digest all the oak it comes equipped with. (Drink between 2026-2032)" - Ian D'Agata (April 2018)