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2010 Poggio Il Castellare Brunello di Montalcino

ITEM 8095291 - Removed from a subterranean wine cellar

Bidder Quantity Amount Total
kdawg 2 $50 $100
ctsalia 0 of 2 $49 $0
2 $40
Item Sold Amount Date
I8095291 2 $50 Jan 23, 2022
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RATINGS

93James Suckling

This is incredibly rich and delicious at the same time with dried fruits, chocolate, nuts and even citrus fruits. Full-bodied and in harmony.

92Wine Spectator

A dense, rich and concentrated version, boasting plum, cherry, vanilla and meaty flavors. Powerful and long...

16+ Jancis Robinson

Multi-layered nose of malt, spice and macerated cherry with a hint of lead pencil. Refined, full dark fruit palate with chewy tannins matched by perfect acidity. Very easy to like...

REGION

Italy, Tuscany, Brunello di Montalcino

Brunello di Montalcino is regarded as one of Italy’s best appellations. Located in south central Tuscany below Chianti, the wines of Brunello di Montalcino DOCG are made of a Sangiovese clone called “brunello,” which means “little dark one,” a reference to the brown tones in the skin of the grape. Unlike some Tuscan appellations that allow other grapes to be blended with Sangiovese, Brunello di Montalcino is entirely Sangiovese. Montalcino itself is a picturesque, hill-top town not especially well known for wine production until the mid-19th century, when a local vineyard owner isolated the brunello clone and planted it. Other growers followed suit. Nevertheless it wasn’t until 1970s that wine enthusiasts started paying attention to Brunello di Montalcino, which by then was becoming an outstanding wine. Today there are 120 estates in the DOCG, up from about 25 estates in 1975. Brunellos in general are bigger, darker, more tannic and more powerful wines than Chiantis or most other Sangioveses. By law they must be aged for four years, and two of those years must be in wooden barrels.