2000 Poggio Antico Brunello di Montalcino Riserva ***
Blackberry color with a little transparency at the rim. Very fragrant, with notes of dark gravy and somewhat sharp aromas of grizzle. The long traditional treatment in oak certainly comes through.
At first blush this wine is mellow but full, with somewhat large grainy tannins without astringency. Shows maturity with it's eleven years, and a depth of balanced black fruits, chalk, and a long finish.