HDH Wine

2013 Brunello di Montalcino Riserva, Poggio di Sotto


$349.00 per Bottle


6 Bottles




"Poggio di Sotto reaches lofty new heights with the 2013 Brunello di Montalcino Riserva. I spent a lot of time studying this wine and I tasted it at different intervals and from different bottles. Fruit ripened slowly over a long period of time over the course of this cool vintage, resulting in bright acidity and a firm tannic backbone. This wine follows the classic promise of traditional Brunello that, above all, softens and improves with age. This wine will meet those important goals. The bouquet offers evolved tones of dried cherry and crème de cassis with lovely spice, tar, licorice and balsam herb that culminate in increased complexity and persistence. I also taste some of the sharpness of the vintage, although it should subside with time. That point of tannic thorniness (that I associate with 2013) is the only thing preventing this wine from scoring even higher. Only 2,700 bottles were produced." Monica Larner, Robert Parker's Wine Advocate Interim Issue
(WA, 01/31/2019)

Rating: 97
Drink from: 2022-2040

"Full of ripe, sweet fruit, this red evokes plum, cherry, iron, sanguine and Indian spice flavors. Firm yet harmonious, with a beam of vibrant acidity driving the long finish. Very classy and graceful. Best from 2021 through 2040. 233 cases made, 25 cases imported." Wine Spectator
(WS, 06/15/2019)

Rating: 95
Drink from: 2021-2040

"Luminous deep red. Scented aromas of raspberry and blueberry lifted by violet, incense and cinnamon. Wonderfully sweet and penetrating but light on its feet, showcasing real class and energy, not to mention powerful minerality to the densely packed flavors of red berries, pomegranate, tobacco and wild herbs. Finishes very long, suave and subtle, with tannins that are very fine." Ian D'Agata, Vinous.com
(AG, 03/01/2019)

Rating: 94
Drink from: 2022-2032

"Quite brashly pitched oak and spicy wood notes here. The palate has a thread of cedar and berry flavor and a herbal kick at the finish. Drink now." JamesSuckling.com
(JS, 06/16/2019)

Rating: 90
Drink from: 2019

"Pale-medium garnet, with brick tones. Mellow, nutty, fresh earth and old leather, with chocolate and a touch of meat. Rich, dried sour-cherry palate, with some baked tones and chocolate. Multi-layered but not yet fully mature – in more of a secondary than tertiary phase. Beautifully polished, moderate tannins and a long, savoury finish. Fine." Tim Jackson MW, JancisRobinson.com
(JR, 05/08/2019)

Rating: 18
Drink from: 2022-2032

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