Poggio alla Guardia
2005 / 750 ml.
- SP Wine Spectator
- WE Wine Enthusiast
- OT Other Review Service
- RP Robert Parker’s The Wine Advocate
- ST Stephen Tanzer’s International Wine Cellar
- Gold Premier Gold - Best Value*
- Plat Premier Platinum - Our Highest Recommendation
- * as rated by our staff
87 pts. Robert Parker’s The Wine Advocate: June, 2008
The entry-level 2005 Poggio alla Guardia is a fresh, vinous wine with perfumed fruit and an accessible personality. It is best enjoyed over the next few years. Anticipated maturity: 2008–2010.
86 pts. Wine Spectator: Web only – 2007
Easygoing, with ripe cherry, berry and red licorice aromas. Medium-bodied, with fine tannins and a fruity finish, leaving a light chocolate aftertaste. Slightly earthy. Drink now.
Kevin Driscoll: September 12, 2008
I really love this wine. It’s pure elegance in a glass showing striking black cherry color with a whole host of robust aromas. Radiating from the glass is a myriad of fragrances reminiscent of sweet black fruits, blueberries, flowers, mint, clove and minerals. Medium-bodied with firm structure a healthy vibrant acidity gives a freshness to the finish. Don’t miss this, it’s a winner! Drink on its own or enjoy with spaghetti Bolognese and kick it up with some freshly grated Reggiano.
Food pairing: red meats, pasta
Flavor type: traditional
Body type: medium