Il Poggione Brunello di Montalcino 2016

Critical Acclaim: This wine received a 5-star rating from the Brunello di Montalcino Consortium. 97 pts Vinous; 96 pts Decanter; 96 pts Jeb Dunnuck; 96 pts Wine Spectator; 95 pts Robert Parker's Wine Advocate; 94 pts James Suckling; 93 pts Wine Enthusiast.

Tasting Notes: Intense ruby red in color, this Brunelllo has an elegant nose, characterized by red fruits, black cherry and underwood, framed by notes of red flower potpourri, eucalyptus, cedar wood, leather and licorice. Its full body on the palate is supported by well extracted tannins and a beautiful freshness: tangible signs of a wine with long aging potential.  

The Il Poggione 2016 Brunello di Montalcino opens to a medium dark appearance with pretty Sangiovese shine and a little ruby sparkle. This vintage shows a slightly untamed or wild side with a dense and heavier fruit profile. The focus here is on blackberry, dried cherry, tobacco and even a touch of smoky tobacco or horse saddle. The wine shows the firm grip and tannic backbone that is a common trait in this vintage, especially with the vineyards on this southern, sunlit side of the appellation. I also get a considerable flash of acidity on the close, almost too much, that certainly needs a few more years to soften. You really need to wait with this one.”- Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate. 

About the Winery: Il Poggione was one of the first wineries to market the Brunello di Montalcino wine as early as the 1900’s, and one of the founding members of the Brunello di Montalcino Consortium.

Serving Suggestions: Red meats, game and mature cheeses.

Varietal: Sangiovese. 

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