Tenute Silvio Nardi Brunello di Montalcino Vigneto Poggio Doria 2015
|Region||Italy, Tuscany, Brunello di Montalcino|
|Brand||Tenute Silvio Nardi|
An impeccably balanced wine, and a perfect partner to a big Tuscan steak (air-dried for extra softness), the Tenute Silvio Nardi 2015 Brunello di Montalcino Vigneto Poggio Doria offers rich dark fruit intensity, good concentration and vivid aromas. It shows extra power and depth with plum, blackberry and a woody red fruit tone that recalls pomegranate or cassis. Even the appearance of this wine is a tone or two darker, albeit with that pretty Sangiovese shine and gloss that radiates from inside the glass. This Brunello delivers.
Nardi's 2015 Brunello di Montalcino Poggio Doria was not be aged as a Riserva in 2015, but that just means we get to enjoy a more primary expression of this amazing cru. Here I find a dark and dusty display of black cherries, encased in smoky minerals, with spiced orange peel, dried florals, undergrowth, and a hint of animal musk. It enters the palate with a satiating display of creamy textures; yet it's not heavy, coasting across the senses with notes of herbal-infused black cherry, minerals and dark spices, all kept in check by brisk acids. The finish is long, buzzing with energy from its zesty acids. The 2015 Poggio Doria can be enjoyed already on its bouquet, textures and energy, but it promises to do well in the cellar over the medium term. It was expertly aged in a combination of tonneau and Slavonian oak for thirty-six months.
Ripe plum, blackberry, iron, earth and tobacco flavors highlight this rich red, backed by dense, beefy tannins that show enough acidity for balance. Exhibits fine length, though not as much as the best 2015s. Best from 2023 through 2038. 250 cases made, 75 cases imported.
The shy nose eventually reveals exotic spice, crushed mint and a whiff of blue flower. The austere palate suggests steeped prune and powdered sage alongside grainy tannins that grip the finish.