This is austere, with a dense matrix of tannins supporting cherry, tobacco, stone and leather flavors. Stays fresh, featuring a coating of dusty tannins on the finish. Best from 2018 through 2032
93 Robert Parker
The 2010 Brunello di Montalcino Poggio al Granchio is a shapely and powerful wine with a tight approach and a smooth succession of wild berry, spice and cola-like aroma. The wine shows a lot of the balsam herb aromas that are so unique to Sangiovese in the Montalcino appellation. In the mouth, this wine presents tightly-knit tannins that should relax and flesh out with more aging time in the bottle. I would suggest waiting at least three years before popping the cork. The wine is too young to drink now.
93 James Suckling
A firm and tight red with cherry, cedar and light chocolate aromas and flavors. Full and compressed. Dusty tannins. Long and flavorful. Better in 2018.