After my earlier 2006 Brunello tasting report, posted here back in July, I was curious to try this one when I saw it for the reasonable price of $38.  
There’s a loose rule we wine lovers live by.  You almost always get what you pay for….almost.  While good, this Brunello was a bit disappointing.  Everything was in it’s place, but the wine reminded more of a heftier Rosso di Montalcino, than that of it’s older brother, Brunello.  
Decent core of fruit, but slightly watered down palate. Hard to understand in such a wonderful vintage.  Slight complexity and balanced acids and tannins.  Served with a pre-Christmas Eve meal of Veal Osso Bucco over gnocchi.  
Final Verdict:  There are other 2006 Brunello for similar tariffs that are much better wines.  85 points.

2006 La Poderina Brunello

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