Pog­gio Landi

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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%

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