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Il Poggione Brunello di Montalcino DOCG 2012

Editorial Review by Gregory Dal Piaz:

This is light and fresh on the nose with layered notes of earth, flowers, some old wood and soft red fruits that unfold slowly. In the mouth, this is rich and powerful with a slightly chunky feel today. It’s made for the cellar and all that dry extract and dense fruit just needs some time to emerge. 93pts

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Tenuta Il Poggione:
In the heart of the Val d'Orcia, a few kilometres from Montalcino, there are places where time seems to have stood still. There are small villages surrounded by medieval walls, hills cultivated with vineyards and olive groves, Romanesque churches with unique charm. It is right here, in Sant'Angelo in Colle, in the middle of a large Brunello di Montalcino winery, the Tenuta Il Poggione, where yo... Read more
In the heart of the Val d'Orcia, a few kilometres from Montalcino, there are places where time seems to have stood still. There are small villages surrounded by medieval walls, hills cultivated with vineyards and olive groves, Romanesque churches with unique charm. It is right here, in Sant'Angelo in Colle, in the middle of a large Brunello di Montalcino winery, the Tenuta Il Poggione, where you can find the Agriturismo Il Poggione. Built from a completely restored estate farmhouse, the Agriturismo Il Poggione is made up of 7 independent flats with every comfort. Here you can appreciate the delights of the Montalcino countryside, walking through vineyards, tasting a glass of Brunello under the shade of an olive tree or relaxing in the swimming pool while admiring one among the most beautiful views of the Tuscan countryside. Upon request, and subject to availability, it is possible to organize numerous activities like, for example, a tour of Tenuta Il Poggione and tasting of its wines, advice on walks in the countryside, tours and guided visits to Montalcino, Siena, etc. The Agriturismo Il Poggione offers this and more; it is a magical place surrounded by vineyards, where you can forget the stress of everyday life and enjoy the peace of the Tuscan countryside. Read less

Editorial Reviews for Il Poggione Brunello di Montalcino DOCG

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065238,748
4.50 5
Vintage: 2006 01/12/2012

This is light and fresh on the nose with layered notes of earth, flowers, some old wood and soft red fruits that unfold slowly. In the mouth, this is rich and powerful with a slightly chunky feel today. It’s made for the cellar and all that dry extract and dense fruit just needs some time to emerge. 93pts


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Snooth User: Bob Fyke
14138954,000
0.00 5
Vintage: 2010 09/02/2015

The nose is solid and finessed at the same time, showing dense, firm black cherry fruit and skins, with some warm spice, rose petals, and lanolin. The palate has a dignified character with plenty of detail, but expressed in a reserved way, letting out a little at a time. There is delicious spiced red cherry with fresh acidity, and a firm streak. In addition there are layers of tobacco, aromatic dried herbs, and a faint dairy note. Clearly poised for a long life and improvement with integration, it can easily be enjoyed now too. Il Poggione consistently produces excellent, traditional Brunello at a price point that is very good for this level of quality and the 2010 is a prime example. 95 Pt


Snooth User: Eric Guido
92549198,229
3.50 5
Vintage: 2007 03/24/2012

The nose showed ripe strawberry, cedar and minerals with a hint of caramel. On the palate, it was soft and mouth-filling with dark red fruits, baker’s chocolate and a fine structure that was nearly masked by its ripe, focused fruit. The finish was long, long, long.


Snooth User: jamlani
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4.50 5
Vintage: 2006 11/22/2013

Four and a half glasses


Snooth User: deconut
100466940
2.00 5
Vintage: 2003 12/18/2008

I found this wine very disappointing - I was expecting a Brunello and got, I am not sure what but not a Brunello signature at all - a bit harsh with a bit of an unpleasant after taste - not worth the price. Heard wonderful things. Possibly a bad bottle.


Snooth User: 97mjr
339902,159
0.00 5
Vintage: 2001 03/04/2009

Not offering much *1/2


Snooth User: 97mjr
339902,159
0.00 5
Vintage: 2000 03/04/2009

[PJWGT] tight cedar revealing min fruit 89


External Reviews for Il Poggione Brunello di Montalcino DOCG

External Review
04/03/2017

Brunello Il Poggione is a an Iconic wine. Every vintage it get's top ratings and rave reviews. Sourcing from their 20 year old vines, the Franceschi family carefully ferments and then ages the Sangiovese Grosso for 3 years in French oak barrels. 2012 is an oustanding vintage for Brunello with some of the great wines produced and this is one of them. The Wine Advocate scored it 95 points and said "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."


External Review
Vintage: 2011 06/06/2016

Brunello Il Poggione is an Iconic wine. Every vintage it get's top ratings and rave reviews. Sourcing from their 20 year old vines, the Franceschi family carefully ferments and then ages the Sangiovese Grosso for 3 years in French oak barrels. 2011 follows the epic 2010 vintage with real style and this one, from what is now a perpetual Superstar producer, certainly rivals many other house's 2010. Antonio Galloni scored this 94 points saying "A dark, powerful wine, the 2011 Brunello di Montalcino offers notable depth and intensity. Il Poggione's 2011 is one of the richest, most powerful wines of the year. Black cherry, plum, lavender, cloves and new leather are some of the first nuances that open up. With time in the glass, the 2011 becomes more lifted, as brighter red cherry and raspberry-infused flavors gradually release. This is a rare 2011 that demands at least a good few years in the cellar. In 2011, Il Poggione did not bottle a Riserva. All the juice went into the straight Brunello." and the Wine Advocate scored this 95 points and said "Il Poggione has done a terrific job with its 2011 Brunello di Montalcino. The wine is soft, yielding and charged with a velvety and smooth texture. It is deeply redolent of dark berry, black cherry, spice, leather and tobacco. The wine's sunny personality never feels flat or too dense. In fact, the wine offers a very tight and steely backbone that gives the wine stature and strength. This is one of my favorite Brunellos from the 2011 vintage."


External Review
Vintage: 2011 09/14/2016

Bloomberg News just selected this as one of their 20 Wines You Need To Drink This Fall saying "Brunello from Il Poggione always delivers. It’s an elegant, classically styled Tuscan red with bright red fruit, sexy, earthy aromas, and firm but smooth tannins. It’s a sure bet and also good value in a touristy region of Italy, where it’s easy to make some wine mistakes." Brunello Il Poggione is an Iconic wine. Every vintage it get's top ratings and rave reviews. Sourcing from their 20 year old vines, the Franceschi family carefully ferments and then ages the Sangiovese Grosso for 3 years in French oak barrels. 2011 follows the epic 2010 vintage with real style and this one, from what is now a perpetual Superstar producer, certainly rivals many other house's 2010. Antonio Galloni scored this 94 points saying "A dark, powerful wine, the 2011 Brunello di Montalcino offers notable depth and intensity. Il Poggione's 2011 is one of the richest, most powerful wines of the year. Black cherry, plum, lavender, cloves and new leather are some of the first nuances that open up. With time in the glass, the 2011 becomes more lifted, as brighter red cherry and raspberry-infused flavors gradually release. This is a rare 2011 that demands at least a good few years in the cellar. In 2011, Il Poggione did not bottle a Riserva. All the juice went into the straight Brunello." and the Wine Advocate scored this 95 points and said "Il Poggione has done a terrific job with its 2011 Brunello di Montalcino. The wine is soft, yielding and charged with a velvety and smooth texture. It is deeply redolent of dark berry, black cherry, spice, leather and tobacco. The wine's sunny personality never feels flat or too dense. In fact, the wine offers a very tight and steely backbone that gives the wine stature and strength. This is one of my favorite Brunellos from the 2011 vintage."


External Review
Vintage: 2011 06/02/2016

Brunello Il Poggione is a an Iconic wine. Every vintage it get's top ratings and rave reviews. Sourcing from their 20 year old vines, the Franceschi family carefully ferments and then ages the Sangiovese Grosso for 3 years in French oak barrels. 2011 follows the epic 2010 vintage with real style and this one from what is now a perpetual Superstar producer certainly rivals many other house's 2010. Antonio Galloni scored this 94 points saying "A dark, powerful wine, the 2011 Brunello di Montalcino offers notable depth and intensity. Il Poggione's 2011 is one of the richest, most powerful wines of the year. Black cherry, plum, lavender, cloves and new leather are some of the first nuances that open up. With time in the glass, the 2011 becomes more lifted, as brighter red cherry and raspberry-infused flavors gradually release. This is a rare 2011 that demands at least a good few years in the cellar. In 2011, Il Poggione did not bottle a Riserva. All the juice went into the straight Brunello." and the Wine Advocate scored this 95 points and said "Il Poggione has done a terrific job with its 2011 Brunello di Montalcino. The wine is soft, yielding and charged with a velvety and smooth texture. It is deeply redolent of dark berry, black cherry, spice, leather and tobacco. The wine's sunny personality never feels flat or too dense. In fact, the wine offers a very tight and steely backbone that gives the wine stature and strength. This is one of my favorite Brunellos from the 2011 vintage."


External Review
Vintage: 2010 04/18/2015

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.


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Vintage: 2010 10/21/2015

Brunello Il Poggione is a an Iconic wine. Every vintage it get's top ratings and rave reviews. Sourcing from their 20 year old vines, the Franceschi family carefully ferments and then ages the Sangiovese Grosso for 3 years in French oak barrels. As you may have heard 2010 is an Epic vintage for Brunello with some of the greatest wines we'll ever see. This may be one of them. The Wine Advocate scored it 98 points and said "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." Limited!


External Review
Vintage: 2010 11/12/2015

Just Selected #4 on Wine Spectator Top 100 Wines for 2015 Brunello Il Poggione is a an Iconic wine. Every vintage it get's top ratings and rave reviews. Sourcing from their 20 year old vines, the Franceschi family carefully ferments and then ages the Sangiovese Grosso for 3 years in French oak barrels. As you may have heard 2010 is an Epic vintage for Brunello with some of the greatest wines we'll ever see. This may be one of them. The Wine Spectator scored it 95 points and the Wine Advocate scored it 98 points and said "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." Limited!


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