An exploration of wine

320. La Poderina, Brunello di Montalcino, 2000

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Book 2 Wine 320

€48 (restaurant); 13.5%

Well this was the highlight of an otherwise poor pre-conference dinner in (of all places!) Milan. Unfortunately it didn’t match too well to the seafood menu, but since their house white was rejected by everyone else and they didn’t have our other two white wine choices… Deep garnet with a narrow rim. Intense, integrated nose of ‘fruits of the forest’ and vanilla (as the back-label stated in Italian!), but with a whiff of something smokey & a little meaty. Quite rich texture with moderate, balancing acidity and ripe tannins. Good length. Very pleasant now. May well improve.

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