Poggio Antico 2016 Brunello di Montalcino 'Altero' - In Bond Per Case of 6x75cl

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Poggio Antico is amongst the highest altitude vineyards in Montalcino with an average of 480 metres. We have been long admirers of these wines, winemaker Paola Gloder has been at the top of her game for several decades. We have seen they style evolve over a number of years, with less emphasis on oak, particularly this wine, which is now only aged in 500L barrels rather than the barriques of previous vintages, and the wine is all the more expressive for it. This year this wine really stood out in our tastings for its depth and concentration, one of the more hedonistic examples of Brunello in 2016, but still true to its identity. Drink from 2026, with an expectation that it will go much longer.

Available for delivery from end of March 2021.

This wine is offered in bond with duty & VAT payable on arrival, or we can store in our Private Reserves Account under bond at EHD Bond in Salisbury on your behalf.

The Vintage

2016 Brunello di Montalcino

2016 Brunello di Montalcino

Last year, we wrote that it remained to be seen if 2016 turned out a better vintage than its predecessor. Well, now we have made all our tastings it is still quite difficult to separate this pair in terms of quality, they are both 5 star vintages in our opinion, but these two are remarkably different in style. The 2015s are marked by their richness and density, with the 2016s being quite the reverse. The latter's wines are cooler and fresher and are more reticent in their aromatics, but the components are all there: fantastic acidity and tannins, with most of the wines having longer cellar potential. The vintage has been greatly hyped, and we are pleased with all our selections. Having tasted from close to 30 producers, we have kept our choices this year to a tight bunch of our perennial favourites, plus a few more which also excited us this year. This is a year to go long on: if you are fan of Brunello this is really not a year to miss.

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