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The 2010 Il Poggione Brunello di Montalcino was awarded 4th place in Wine Spectator’s “Top 100 Wines” in 2015.
It has now become apparent that the year 2010 was one of the greatest vintages ever for Brunello di Montalcino and viewing the incredible wine tasting notes below,these two bottles of Il Poggione should not only prove to be a great investment for laying down,but also be superb drinking,starting in a couple of years time.As Monica Larner states “This is what great Sangiovese is all about”:-
“Il Poggione’s 2010 Brunello di Montalcino is a remarkably beautiful wine.Rose petal,mint,cinnamon,sweet dark cherries and smoke lift from the glass a translucent,wiry Brunello built on energy and power.This is an especially lifted,precise and nuanced Brunello from Il Poggione,with much more emphasis on length and mid-weight structure rather than overt volume.In many ways,the 2010 comes across as a modern-day version of the 1982 Riserva.Readers who have tasted that wine know just how special that was.For the money,there is not a single better wine made in Montalcino than Il Poggione’s Brunello.Truth is,it is also far better than many far more expensive offerings.There are two Brunellos I would buy confidently in any vintage.This is one of them”.
Antonio Galloni. (Vinous February 2005).
“The 2010 Il Poggione Brunello di Montalcino is a striking wine that shows uncompromising varietal pureness,albeit in a most concentrated and elaborate form.This is what great Sangiovese is all about.There’s so much happening on the nose and the wine brings you to cherry,spice,licorice,cured meats,pressed rose and grilled meats in equal measure.No one element overpowers the next.The mouthfeel is also tight and bright with the kind of fruit intensity that promises long cellar aging.This Brunello is only at the beginning of a long road ahead.The longer the wine stays in the glass,the more it offers in terms of complexity and intensity.This is a true standout that can be enjoyed for up to twenty years ahead”.
Monica Larner. (eRobertParker.com February 2015).
“Rich,with excellent density,ripe cherry and plum fruit,and well-integrated structure.Licorice,earth,and tobacco notes add depth while this cruises to a long tobacco- and mineral-tinged finish.Shows balance and grip.Best from 2018 through 2033”.
Bruce Sanderson. (Wine Spectator. March 2015. Awarded 4th place in their Top 100 Wines for 2015).