La Poderina Brunello di Montalcino 2014
|Region||Italy, Tuscany, Brunello di Montalcino|
The 2014 Brunello di Montalcino is a wine that stays in its lane. It offers pretty intensity but it never goes overboard. In the mouth, it shows silky, long texture but it never feels overdone or too powerful. I could say the same thing of many Brunellos from this cool and rainy vintage that produced understated wines. Bold cherry and cassis segue to spice, leather and lightly toasted rosemary sprig. There are pretty floral notes on the close with rose and lavender bud. Some 65,000 bottles were produced. Drink Date: 2020-2030.
This opens with subtle aromas of mocha, dark-skinned fruit and baking spice. The straightforward palate offers juicy cherry, licorice and a touch of tobacco alongside rounded tannins.
This linear red offers flavors of cherry pie sprinkled with cinnamon and juniper notes. Solidly built and well-proportioned, ending with accents of medicinal herbs. Best from 2021 through 2032. 5,416 cases made, 900 cases imported.