poggio antico altero 1997 - tasting notes

this wine has a special emotion attached to it.  we bought it on teh next day after our wedding in tuscany.  we were marrid in cortona and arranged for a whole week of touring around chianti and montalcino for our guests.

one stop on our itinerary was a lunch at the fanstastcic restaurant of poggio antico.  we had a chance to visit their cantina and it is there that we bought this wine.  too bad, we could only bring 1 bottle.

our tasting notes are based on wset systematic approach to tasting:


clear bright, medium ruby core with a amber rim and a great many luscious and complex legs at the bowl


clean, developping, medium (+) intensity aromas of tar, leather, savoury spices, forest undergrowth, with hints of dark fruits, prune, figs


dry, low acidity, medium (-) tannins (round & soft), medium body, medium alcohol all in very good balance, medium (+) intensity flavours as nose, a little salty, savoury.  a medium and delicious lenght.


a good wine, complex with layers and layers of aromas and flavours.  ready to drink, however, hints of fruits and tannins makes us beleive it can age for some time and further develop delicious terciary flavours.

bought at the winery for eur 50