Tasting Notes

Colle Santa Mustiola's 2008 Poggio Ai Chiari is a 100% Sangiovese from the province of Chiusi, which lies in Tuscany's southern reaches. A total knockout wine, the 2008 offers up a compelling mélange of dark cherry, menthol, smoke, game, tobacco and licorice. The wilder, gamier side of Sangiovese comes through loud and clear in this superb, rich wine. Proprietor Fabio Cenni gave the 2008 four years in cask following a super-classic submerged cap fermentation. Antonio Galloni