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Past Vintages

2007 WS 92
RP 95
2009 RP 90
2011 WS 91
RP 95
2012 WS 92
RP 95+

IL Poggione, Brunello di Montalcino - 2010

WS 95
RP 98

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Italy
Sangiovese
Red Wine

Wine Spectator Notes : Rich, with excellent density, ripe cherry and plum fruit, and a 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.

Robert Parker Notes : The 2010 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 meat, pressed rose and grilled meat 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 20 years ahead. Fabrizio Bindocci and his son Alessandro are the most accomplished father-son winemaking team I can think of today in Italy. Il Poggione is owned by Leopoldo and Livia Franceschi, but the phenomenal Bindocci duo are very much in the limelight. They excel in every aspect of winemaking, from vineyard management to wine marketing. Never have I encountered a Il Poggione Brunello as beautiful as the one released this year. This is one of the highest expression of Sangiovese you will ever taste.

Tasting Notes : Ruby red tending to garnet, very intense, persistent nose with red fruit notes. Warm, balanced flavour with velvet-smooth tannins. Long-lasting aroma.

Fact Sheet

Vintage :

2010

Type :

Red

Grape Variety Used :

Sangiovese

Bottle Size (ml) :

750

Alcohol Level :

14.5%

Wine Closure :

Cork

Style :

Full Bodied & Firm

Producer :

IL Poggione

Region :

Tuscany

Serving Temperature :

18 °C

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