WA 97, WS 95
Poggio di Sotto reaches lofty new heights with the 2013 Brunello di Montalcino Riserva. I spent a lot of time studying this wine and I tasted it at different intervals and from different bottles. Fruit ripened slowly over a long period of time over the course of this cool vintage, resulting in bright acidity and a firm tannic backbone. This wine follows the classic promise of traditional Brunello that, above all, softens and improves with age. This wine will meet those important goals. The bouquet offers evolved tones of dried cherry and crème de cassis with lovely spice, tar, licorice and balsam herb that culminate in increased complexity and persistence. I also taste some of the sharpness of the vintage, although it should subside with time.
- Monica Larner, Wine Advocate (Jan, 2019)
The Westport community and surrounding area have welcomed Black Bear Wines and Spirits as their premier provider of fine wine, unique beer, and specialty spirits. Black Bear Wines and Spirits offers a large inventory of unique products, provides in-store wine & spirit classes on select Fridays, and supports local charities and their events.
Inspired by the American Black Bear, our service and offerings aspire to its reputation as one of the most intriguing and magnificent species in the world. Bold in stature and character, the Black Bear is also known for its solitary nature and keen intelligence.
The distinctive qualities of this awe-inspiring animal can be found in the world's finest wines and spirits. From full-bodied Bordeaux with a strong backbone, to smooth, imported vodka infused with the light zest of wild berries; they are both distinctive and magnificent. And we offer them to you with our commitment to the very highest level of service.
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