A powerful full-bodied red that balances volume with depth, the wine offers lovely, round notes of roasted plums, berries, black cherries, fresh herbs and mocha. Firm but vibrant tannins and acids provide lift and structure. Hints of tar, smoke and licorice with a slight undertone of oak linger on the long and creamy finish. International Wine Cellar (Jul/Aug 2010) 92 Points: Deep ruby. Aromas of roasted plum, dark berries, fresh herbs and mocha. Suave on entry, then fresh and energetic in the middle palate, with noteworthy intensity to the black cherry, herbal and licorice flavors. Finishes with a hint of sexy vanillin oak and a lovely creamy texture. La Cucina Italiana (April 2010): Poliziano's single-vineyard Asinone is full-bodied in every way, but all of its earthy, smoky, licorice nuances are balanced by rich, round, sweet tannins that make it perfectly ready to drink. Wine Enthusiast (March 2010) 92 Points: This is a sophisticated and very modern approach to Vino di Nobile di Montepulciano with an evident oak intervention that adds layers of spice and smoke to a rich palate of forest berry and blackberry. This wine is smooth and dense in the mouth and offers very impressive staying power. Give it another five years of cellar aging. Wine Spectator (October 31, 2009) 90 Points: Offers sweet berry notes, with hints of licorice and flowers. Full-bodied, with bright acidity and a berry and citrus fruit aftertaste. Clean and crisp. A chewy style, with a lot of new wood. Wine Advocate (August 2009) 91 Points: The estate's single-vineyard 2006 Vino Nobile di Montepulciano Asinone is sweet, round and harmonious. The wine possesses lovely depth and volume in a full-bodied yet approachable style. Tar, smoke, licorice and earthiness linger on the long finish.
3 GR, 5 Ais, 92 ver, 91 RP, 92 IWC,90 WS