2011 Poggio San Polo Brunello di Montalcino (Previously $55) SKU #1282100


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  • Cliff Spinola
    By: Cliff Spinola
    K&L Staff Member
    This very developed wine has deep, earthy tones characteristic of the biggest, boldest brunellos. Very savory, rustic, and full-bodied.
  • Lilia McIntosh
    By: Lilia McIntosh
    K&L Staff Member
    Yet another wonderful example of 2011 Brunello!!! It's so elegant and bright, with lovely mouth filling texture, freshness of red cherries and savory components with hints of mushroom. The aroma of wine is also mesmerizing and alluring: earthy tones mixed up with red fruit notes. It's just amazing to me how beautifully this wine drinking right now and will be for the next 5-10 years. I am outright loving 2011 vintage and this wine is a pure joy!
  • John Downing
    By: John Downing
    K&L Staff Member
    Poggio San Polo is one of several wineries owned by the Allegrini Family, most known for their flagship property in Valpolicella where they continue to produce their famed Amarone and Veronese wines. Their 2011 Brunello is a modern interpretation of the classic wine of the zone and it's a showstopper. The fruit here is smooth, richly textured and concentrated and just goes on and on. Deep flavors of red berries and vanilla oak coat the palate and although there's plenty of acidity and backbone, the opulence of the fruit overshadows all else.
  • Stefanie Juelsgaard
    By: Stefanie Juelsgaard
    K&L Staff Member
    I loved how approachable this Brunello is for such a young age. Don't get me wrong, it still has plenty of acid and structure, but it's very well integrated at this stage. The high-toned red fruits are shining right now and create an approachableness to this wine. There are plenty of Brunellos showing earthy, savory qualities with untouchable tannin right now, but I appreciate that this one is softened and juicy. Great to cellar, but definitely not unreasonable to drink now.
  • Rachel Vogel
    By: Rachel Vogel
    K&L Staff Member
    I was so surprised how well integrated and balanced this wine was immediately after opening. Usually with Brunello, especially young Brunello, I like to decant or even aerate the wine to try to open up the young structure. While the wine would do well with some cellar time, it really encompasses the vintages concentration, fullness and milder acidity (compared to the usually super high Brunello acidity.) The fine tannins finish strong with flavors of red and black cherry skin that extend from fresh fruit on the mid palate. A nice peppered steak or roasted pork would be delicious with this bottle of San Polo!
  • Mike Parres
    By: Mike Parres
    K&L Staff Member
    Classic San Polo, black cherry & ripe strawberry, very well balanced. This is full-bodied and powerful, soft tannins long finish, slightly rustic, but impressive for its concentration.
  • Greg St. Clair
    By: Greg St. Clair
    K&L Staff Member
    The nose of this wine is beautiful, full of savory notes, salted plums and porcini accented with vibrant Marasca cherry notes. On the palate the wine is full, it is from a warm vintage but it’s really graceful just with a bit of giggle in the middle for texture. The flavors are complex, saturated and are a combination of the savory, umami notes with hints of that Marasca cherry lifting the finish. This wine is really well balanced, perhaps exceptionally so for the richness it shows. For me the 2011 Poggio San Polo was one of the best Brunello of the 2011 vintage and will drink well over the next 5-10 years.
    Drink from 2017 to 2027


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