Il Poggione Brunello di Montalcino 2016

Original Price $84.99
Current Price $75.97

 

97pts Antonio Galloni's Vinous

95pts Robert Parker, Jr.'s Wine Advocate

Roll up your sleeves and do some home cooking for this Il Poggione Brunello di Montalcino, winelovers. It deserves it... You'll want to go the meaty and/or game-oriented route. The absolutley delicious and flavorful body of this wine is made for a big bowl of Tuscan sausage and beans to be shared family style. Or maybe a rosemary roast leg of lamb for Sunday dinner. A boar or duck ragu tossed with papardelle will pair seamlessly with the rich, concentrated side of the wine too. Don't end the meal too soon, though. Pour another glass and nibble on chunks of aged Parmigiana Reggiano and some toasted walnuts. That ought to wrap things up nicely. Cincin!

Antonio Galloni's Vinous: "I’m not sure how Il Poggione manages to remain one of the largest producers of Brunello, maintaining such a high level of quality and turning out some of the best wines of the vintage year after year - but they do. The 2016 Brunello di Montalcino is yet another stunning example. Depths of mineral-encased black cherries, sage, allspice, licorice, tobacco and crushed violets lift up from the glass. It’s seamlessly silky, even as the palate is peppered with tart red and black berries, nervous acids and savory exotic spices. This shows the density and weight of the vintage in a youthfully monolithic stance, yet with all the necessary components to maintain perfect balance. The 2016 Il Poggione seems to fold in upon itself through the finish, which is dark, mysterious and structured, with only hints of black tea and licorice to tempt the imagination. It’s a classic in the making. Drinking window: 2026-2040." Nov 2020

Robert Parker, Jr's Wine Advocate: "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. Drink date: 2024-2044." Nov 2020

Winery: "Ruby red in colour, with a very intense, persistent nose and with red fruit notes. Warm, balanced flavour with velvet-smooth tannins. Long-lasting aroma. Food Pairings: Red meats, game, mature cheeses."

Bottle
750ml , cork
Varietal 100% Sangiovese
Alcohol
14.5%
Aging

30 months in large French oak barrels (30 - 50 hl)

Region Montalcino, Tuscany, Italy
Original Price $84.99
Current Price $75.97