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Past Vintages

2007 WS 92
RP 95
2009 RP 90
2010 WS 95
RP 98
2011 WS 91
RP 95

IL Poggione, Brunello di Montalcino - 2012

WS 92
RP 95+

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Italy
Sangiovese
Red Wine
Brunello is the prince of Montalcino wines, produced exclusively from Sangiovese grapes picked by hand from the oldest vines in the farm. After a careful fermentation at controlled temperature, Tenuta Il Poggione Brunello di Montalcino is aged for three years in French oak barrels. After being aged in wood, the wine is bottle aged: this is an essential process in guaranteeing the pleasantness and the complexity that have made the Brunello di Montalcino world-famous.

Wine Spectator Notes : Shades of leather, spice, tea and iron surround the strawberry and cherry notes in this sleek, energetic red. Firm and tense, with a solid band of tannins lending grip to the finish. Best from 2021 through 2034.

Robert Parker Notes : 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.

Tasting Notes : 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.

Fact Sheet

Vintage :

2012

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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