Color: Bright garnet red. Bouquet: Complex and developed with ripe fruit aromas. Palate: Intense and rich with great weight and extract, sweetness of ripe fruit linger in long finish. Recommended with: Duck, game birds, and red meat dishes. An excellent match with a fine cheese course. 90% Sangiovese Grosso, 7% Canaiolo, 3% Colorino
International Wine CellarMedium garnet with ruby highlights. Penetrating aromas of underbrush, tobacco, tar and smoky oak. Deeply extracted and forceful, with tannic clout. A powerful Il Poggio that manages to maintain a sense of balance and harmony in spite of its size, and displays less of the rustic edge that has been common in recent vintages.
Wine AdvocateRating: 87/100 - As reviewed in Wine Advocate # 137 on Oct-01
Wine SpectatorRating: 86/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 11/15/01