Decanter average score: 97/100pts Individual judges’ scores: Bruno Besa 97 Michael Garner 96 Susan Hulme MW 97 £35.70 Nickolls & Perks Poggio Landi is one jewel in the crown of Alejandro Bulgheroni’s portfolio of family vineyards. Since 2013, when the 33ha property was acquired, an impressive transformation programme has been in place. Alberto Antonini, chief winemaker for the group, has focused on meeting the expectations of consumers and maintaining unaltered the unique characteristics of the terroir. Rose petal aromas and spice can be attributed to the 38 months spent in French oak (botte) barrels.
Bruno Besa Intense nose of red cherry and fresh mint amid hints of leather and rosewater. Long and lively, mineral-tinged raspberry and cherry expanded by layered yet fine tannins. Harmonious, free-flowing.
Michael Garner Broad, ripe and juicy with sweet black fruit aromas. Big, rounded mouthful of long-lingering, spice-laden fruit. Almost ready.
Susan Hulme MW Heady aromas partnered with a complex, incenselike spice. Beautifully textured, super-smooth and refined in the mouth, with lingering acidity delivering an alluring freshness on the finish.
Drink 2021-2029 Alcohol 14%