Strikingly powerful and deeply fruity, the 2007 is a marvelous Brunello in an updated version of the classic style pioneered by Biondi-Santi, Castiglion del Bosco, and other traditionalists almost a century ago. Brilliant and lively ruby red in color; the noble bouquet offers scents of wild berries, violets, truffles and a hint of smoky chestnut. On the palate, the fruit has a vibrant, ringing, wild cherry complexity, with classic Brunello elements of deep forest, roast chestnut, and plum announcing themselves strongly on the finish.--Ben Giliberti, CW Director of Wine Education"Aromas and flavors of plums, lemon rind and hints of pie crust. Full and velvety, with lovely fruit and a clean fresh finish. Juicy and fruity, yet balanced. Drink now or hold."92 points--James Suckling, JamesSuckling.com
Very Brunello, but already quite approachable, this full ruby-red wine opens with high-toned aromas of red berries, dried herbs and chestnut-vanilla oak. On the palate, dense and sweet, but also quite fresh and supple, with ripe acidity giving shape and definition to the wine's complex flavors of raspberry, sandalwood, redcurrant, and damp forest floor. Finishes quite briskly, with smooth tannins, dusty herbs and spices, and lingering suggestions of minerality. Drinking beautifully now, but has underlying balance and structure to age gracefully for decades. A thoroughly lovely Brunello.--Ben Giliberti, CW Director of Wine Education"This beautiful wine presents the round and velvety side of Sangiovese Grosso, with lingering tones of dark fruit, prune, chocolate and spice. The wine shows structure and acidity at the back for long aging potential and sports a modern, soft personality overall."92 points--Monica Larner, Wine Enthusiast"This is a delicate, fruity wine with dried strawberries and flowers. Medium body with fine tannins and a clean finish. It's so delicious. Drink or hold."91 points--James Suckling, JamesSuckling.com
Poggio Verrano's flagship wine, Dromos, opens with an expressive bouquet of dark raspberries, grilled herbs, and vanilla oak. On the palate, it shows formidable density and richness, with a warmth that captures the best qualities of Maremma. Clearly intended for the cellar, this impressive wine will continue to evolve gracefully for an additional 5-7 years.