Poggio al Tesoro Sondraia 2008
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Poggio al Tesoro Sondraia 2008
Category: Red Wine
Varietal:Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc
Region: Italy » Tuscany » Bolgheri
Producer: Poggio al Tesoro
Alcohol: 14.8%
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Poggio al Tesoro

Intense ruby red in color, Sondraia offers layered aromas of ripe cherry, blackberry, mocha, graphite and a hint of sweet spice. On the palate, it is full­bodied and supple, with refined, soft tannins and a silky texture. Sondraia makes a fine accompaniment to barbecued or roasted meats, filet mignon, steak tartare, and pasta or rich risottos.

Wine Spectator

Already harmonious and supple, this red offers black cherry, raspberry and floral flavors, showing both intensity and finesse. Bright and focused, with refined tannins and a lingering aftertaste that echoes berry and spice. Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Cabernet Franc. Best from 2014 through 2024. Tasted twice, with consistent notes.

Score: 93. —Bruce Sanderson, October 31, 2011.

James Suckling

Aromas of dried berries and blackberries follow through to a full body, with lots of ripe fruit and a spicy, dark chocolate aftertaste. Turns a little raisiny, but in a very satisfying way. Better in two or three years, but very delicious now.

Score: 92. August 04, 2011.

Wine Enthusiast

Mature notes of ripe cherry and dark spice give this wine a dark, brooding personality with loads of intensity. There's a full, generous quality here, emphasized by the wine's inky concentration and firm tannins.

Score: 92. —Monica Larner, February 01, 2012.

Wine Advocate

The 2008 Sondraia flows across the palate with dark, fruit. It is a soft, caressing wine with good generosity, yet it lacks the definition and articulation of the best years. Sweet spices and mocha add complexity on the finish. The 2008 Sondraia is 65% Cabernet Sauvignon, 25% Merlot and 10% Cabernet Franc. The estate only bottled 50% of their normal production of Sondraia in 2008, but even that wasn't enough to fully overcome the difficulties of the year. Anticipated maturity: 2014-2022.

Score: 89. —Antonio Galloni, August 2011.

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