Brunello di Montalcino, Il Poggione

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Brunello di Montalcino, Il Poggione

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A fabulous example of Italy's most famous red wine, from a top-notch producer. Lovely ripe red fruit on the nose, with hints of wood, leather and asphalt. There's loads happening on the palate: broad, plushy, generous texture surrounding a tight core of tannin, acidity and concentrated flavours in the middle. Complex finish with alluring spices, cardamom, dried rose petals, liquorice and molasses. Fabulous! Drink 2020-2035+

                      - Tom King, Fine Wine Manager


"One of the most reasonably priced, cellar-worthy wines in the world"

                      - Antonio Galloni, The Wine Advocate


"In many respects, there is no better Brunello di Montalcino than Il Poggione. This statement may surprise some, but given the stellar level of quality here, ... the wine's track record for ageability, and the pristine reputation of the estate, it is logical enough."

                      - Ian D'Agata,

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  • Red Wine

  • Red - Richly Textured & Full Bodied

  • Il Poggione

  • Italy

  • Tuscany

  • Sangiovese

  • 2012

  • Can be drunk now but will keep very well

  • 75cl

  • Cork

  • 14.5%

  • Red meats, game, mature cheeses.


The winery's oldest vineyards, planted between 150 and 450 metres (490 - 1475 ft) above sea level. Cordon spur and "doppio capovolto". Harvested by hand. 15 - 20 days "submerged cap" fermentation in stainless steel tanks with indigenous yeasts at a controlled temperature 25/28 °C (77/82 F). Malolactic fermentation in stainless steel. 36 months in large French oak barrels (30 - 50 hl or 872 -1373 Gallon) followed by a long bottle aging.


  • 95+/100 - Il Poggione is a Brunello superstar and a vintage like this reveals every reason why that affirmation is true. From the second the 2012 Brunello di Montalcino pours into the glass, you know you are in for something special. The wine is darkly saturated and rich in appearance. Absent are those slightly amber or browning hues you often get with Sangiovese in a hot vintage. Nor does the wine show flat or tired characteristics. Instead, the quality of fruit is vibrant and rich. This is a healthy, generous and exuberant Brunello with dark density and succulent fruit flavors that are followed by integrated spice and tobacco. The balance is impressive and one thing you get here is fresh acidity. This is not to be underestimated, because the acidity quota in the 2012 vintage across the appellation is not as high or evident as usual. This is one of the year's best Brunellos. Drink 2017-2030.

    • The Wine Advocate, February 2017
    • Monica Larner
  • 93+/100 - Good full red. Medicinal red cherry, raspberry, sweet spices and mint on the fresh, precise nose. Bright and sweet, with a penetrating, austere quality to its flavors of red fruits, minerals and medicinal herbs. Harmonious acidity nicely frames the pure, long, youthfully tight finish. Lovely young Brunello that will repay cellaring.

    •, March 2017
    • Ian d'Agata
  • 17/20 - Subtle, earthy cherry on the nose. Very backward yet elegant and almost lithe on the palate. Perfect balance, very poised and yet with a muscular structure.

    •, January 2017
    • Walter Speller

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