Thursday 5 May 2016

Brunello & Risotto

During my Brunello Project, I only tasted one vintage from Villa Poggio Salvi, the 2001. I noticed that I had a 1998 and why not open it to go along a cep and sausage risotto?

1998 Brunello di Montalcino, Villa Poggio Salvi
A nicely evolved nose with notes of balsamico marinated black cherries, liquorice, violets and forest floor. After a while some compost scents. A fine mature complexity. Dried flowers. Evolves nicely over the evening.
The taste is semi mature, balanced and warm with notes of sweet/sour cherries, liquorice, rosemary and Tuscan gravel. The finish is medium long and nicely structured. Drinking very well on this day.
90p   (tasted 2016/05)


  1. Great report as usual...

    Do you know Villa Poggio Salvi is owned by Mr. Tagliabue....which is Jacopo Biondi Santi father in law...?
    Rumors saying Biondi Santi is up for sale...

    1. Thanks!
      No, I didn´t know that - thanks for the info. Maybe one would should make a bid...:-)

  2. Rumors are saying there is a biding war between LVMH and Prada...already up to Euro 150 million.