Poggio Antico – 2015 vintage

By March 14, 2020News

The new release is ready! Great vintage, great ratings!

Check the James Suckling‘s reviews!

Brunello 2015 – 97 Points: This understated Brunello delivers dried cherries, cumin, terracotta, rust and bark. The full-bodied palate presents an intricately detailed tapestry of finely interwoven tannins, interspersed with compressed, vibrant cherries and gilded in colorful, gleaming acidity. The finish is vivacious and polished and very long. Drink from 2024.

Altero 2015 – 97 Points: A beautiful cascade of blue and darker fruit precedes generous, enticing notes of saffron, dried orange rind, cumin, roasted thyme and nutmeg. Balanced and tightly framed on the medium-to full-bodied palate with mouthwatering fruit and crunchy acidity, coloring an ornately woven structure of silky tannins. Very long and velvety on the finish. Everything is where it should be. Drink from 2025.

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Brunello 2015 – 95 Points: Poggio Antico brings us a classic expression of Sangiovese in its 2015 Brunello di Montalcino. The warm vintage has shaped more density and volume in the fruit, but fundamentally this wine holds tight to the bright and fresh taste profile that is characteristic of Brunello. The key is the acidity that remains an integral and important element in the fundamental architecture of this wine. That natural crispness serves to underline lively fruit flavors of wild cherry and pressed violets. Background tones of earth and black licorice also appear. The team at Poggio Antico, located at one of the highest altitudes in the appellation (from 500 to 550 meters above sea level), has worked well to preserve the cool climate characteristics in this very warm and sunny vintage.

Altero 2015 – 94 Points: One of the first things I notice in the 2015 Brunello di Montalcino Altero is the increased richness or concentration (especially compared to the estate’s classic Brunello from the same vintage). That wine is slightly more streamlined and contoured compared to the Altero that wears a heavier mantle made with thicker fiber and texture. This impression is especially evident on the bouquet where you pick up a hint of extra softness or ripeness that comes thanks to this warm vintage. The bouquet offers sensations of dried cherry skin or plum with sweet spice and moist potting soil.

Check the Jancis Robinson‘s reviews!

Brunello 2015 – 17+ Points: Tasted blind. Lustrous mid ruby. Holding back on the nose but with plenty of plush, succulent fruit underneath. The tannins are quite marked at this stage, but there is plenty of fruit to balance this out in time. Elegant, juicy finish. (Walter Speller)

Altero 2015 – 17.5 Points: Tasted blind. Deep ruby. Ripe and solid fruit with soft zesty acidity and ripe chewy tannins. This really grows on you. Needs more time, but showing fantastic balance. Very long and elegant, with medium-bodied palate weight and wonderfully transparent. (Walter Speller)

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Brunello 2015 – 95 Points: Glänzendes, sattes Rubin mit Granatschimmer. Viel reife und präsente Frucht nach dunklen Zwetschken und Kirschen, etwas Gewürznelken, klassisch. Viel reife und süße Frucht am Gaumen, öffnet sich mit feinmaschigem, dichtem Tannin, schöner Schmelz, saftig im Nachhall.

Altero 2015 – 94 Points: Leuchtendes, sattes Rubingranat. Intensive und klare Nase, nach Veilchen und dunklen Kirschen, im Hintergrund nach Preiselbeeren. Viel knackige Kirsche am Gaumen, geschliffenes, gut eingebautes Tannin, geschmeidig und lang.

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Altero 2015 – 100 Points: Elitario nel profilo nobile mostra sentori di prugne nere, more e ribes nero. Tanto pepe nero e rosmarino in sottofondo aumentano la complessità in questo vino espressione autentica mediterranea. La potente eleganza si libera al palato con un corpo pieno, tannini perfettamente maturi, polimerizzati in maniera eccelsa grazie all’eccellente lavoro in vigna ed in cantina ed un finale espressione egregia di pura bellezza per freschezza e gioia gustativa. Eccellente sin da subito sarà un vino che emozionerà dal 2021 in poi. Un vino perfetto, un vino divino. (Raffaele Vecchione)