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|
December 24, 2011