Saturday, March 24, 2007

Poggio Al Tufo Rompicollo 2004 wine review by (PB)


Decided away from seafood for our Friday night repast and went with a homemade version of mostaciolli. Enter a bottle of Tuscan wine I had never heard of and am not sure why I bought it.

It is youthfully purple on the pour a nice but really sparse bouquet of a little spice and dried cherries.

In the mouth it is steely (classic Sangiovese flavor) with light fruit but the wine is really closed and needs to be decanted. Seems promising.

After 40 minutes or so, this wine opens wonderfully to a beautiful big bouquet of raspberry and cherry notes. In the mouth this wine is just wonderfully tangy with solid fruit and balance all around. A couple different layers emerge with some anise and espresso. This is a really nice wine and for $13 it is even better. Worth searching out but be sure to let it air out! Raise a glass.

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