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Il Poggione Brunello Montalcino 2005

Winemaker's Notes:

93 points Antonio Galloni (Wine Advocate): The 2005 Brunello di Montalcino is a model of weightless finesse. Elegant and refined throughout, the wine offers up dark wild cherries, minerals, menthol and spices. The 2005 naturally lacks the sheer stuffing and richness of the finest years, but it has just enough density to balance the tannins nicely all the way through to the round, enveloping finish. I was a little surprised Il Poggione has decided to bottle a Riserva in 2005 as the addition of that juice would have almost certainly strengthened this wine, perhaps considerably. That said, this is another of the 2005 Brunellos that has come along beautifully in bottle over the last few months. The 2005 is a terrific Brunello to drink while some of the more important vintages like the 2004 mature in the cellar. In 2005 the harvest began on the 20th of September and finished on the 10th of October. Production was down roughly 25% in 2005 because of the challenging weather that year. Anticipated maturity: 2012-2030. (Apr 2010)

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

93 points Antonio Galloni (Wine Advocate): The 2005 Brunello di Montalcino is a model of weightless finesse. Elegant and refined throughout, the wine offers up dark wild cherries, minerals, menthol and spices. The 2005 naturally lacks the sheer stuffing and richness of the finest years, but it has just enough density to balance the tannins nicely all the way through to the round, enveloping finish. I was a little surprised Il Poggione has decided to bottle a Riserva in 2005 as the addition of that juice would have almost certainly strengthened this wine, perhaps considerably. That said, this is another of the 2005 Brunellos that has come along beautifully in bottle over the last few months. The 2005 is a terrific Brunello to drink while some of the more important vintages like the 2004 mature in the cellar. In 2005 the harvest began on the 20th of September and finished on the 10th of October. Production was down roughly 25% in 2005 because of the challenging weather that year. Anticipated maturity: 2012-2030. (Apr 2010)

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