96 Points - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
This is Col d'Orcia's top-shelf wine that was skipped over in the difficult 2014 vintage. The 2013 Brunello di Montalcino Riserva Poggio al Vento sets this venerable Riserva program squarely back on track thanks to its balanced intensity and classic lines. Like in the other Sangiovese-based wines from this historic Montalcino estate, this wine is distinguished by those estate-specific savoury and sanguine notes that recall rusty nail or iron, all followed by balsam herb, powdered licorice and even a touch of eucalyptus oil. The wine's texture is medium in weight and ultimately this expression is more buoyant in mouthfeel than you might initially expect of a wine that has aged for this long.
96 Points - Wine Enthusiast
Aromas of underbrush, wild berry, leather, camphor and Mediterranean herb waft out of the glass. The full-bodied palate is still young and primary but shows great aging potential, delivering juicy red cherry, pomegranate, liquorice and tobacco set against firm tannins while bright acidity keeps it balanced.
93 Points - James Suckling
This shows ripeness and richness of fruit. It’s full-bodied with juicy fruit and a savoury finish. Verges on jammy, yet there’s tension and freshness with orange-peel and floral undertones. From organically grown grapes. Drink now.
91 Points - Jeb Dunnuck
Poggio al Vento is only produced in exceptional vintages from a selection of the best grapes form a seven-hectare area of old vines. The 2013 Poggio al Vento Brunello Riserva exhibits buoyant and lifted aromatics on opening, with fresh red plum, dried Mediterranean herbs, dried roses, and dusty earth. The palate is more linear with tangy, red plum fruit, tea leaf, and thyme. The 2013 still has a ton of tannin grip, but acidity holds the edge here. It was aged for four years in French and Slavonian casks before bottling. Enjoy over the next fifteen years, 2022-2036.