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2015 Il Poggione Brunello di Montalcino

ITEM 8246638 - Removed from a temperature and humidity controlled wine storage unit

Bidder Amount Total
$70
Item Sold Amount Date
I8277680 2 $70 Jun 19, 2022
I8266672 1 $70 Jun 12, 2022
I8219238 2 $70 May 15, 2022
I8142555 1 $65 Mar 20, 2022
I8142554 2 $66 Mar 20, 2022
I8121366 3 $77 Feb 27, 2022
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RATINGS

97The Wine Advocate

...aromas of moist soil, tobacco and smoke. Candied cherry hovers over the entire bouquet.... I am also very attracted to that almost dusty note of crushed mineral that rides long on the full-bodied finish.

96James Suckling

So many sour cherries rise up from the glass, along with orange rind and lemon peel. The full-bodied palate has a very serious and concentrated core of florals and fruit, and the tannins have an iron-fisted, strapping build. Long, chewy and structured.

95Wine Spectator

Wild herb and Mediterranean macchia notes mark this expressive red. Though well-endowed with tannins, this is on the sleek side, showing vibrant acidity. Cherry, strawberry, floral and tobacco flavors join the party as this cruises to a long finish.

93Vinous / IWC

Aromas of cinnamon, red cherry, plum, tobacco and herbs. Big and voluptuous on entry then youthfully chewy with Oriental spices, ripe red cherry and herbs. The finish is suave, long and multifaceted.

91Wine Enthusiast

Aromas of mature plum, vanilla, French oak and camphor lift out of the glass. Full bodied and firmly structured, the palate features dried black cherry, prune, licorice and a hint of tobacco leaf set against a backbone of close-grained tannins.

17.5Jancis Robinson

Lots of concentrated, sweet fruit on the nose. Fantastic chewy tannins and energetic, juicy fruit deliver tactile fireworks on the palate.

PRODUCER

Il Poggione

Tenuta Il Poggione traces its history to the late 19th century, when Lavinio Franceschi purchased land in the hills southwest of Florence. The family planted vineyards and today the estate in Sant’Angelo in Colle is still run by the Franceschi family. With nearly 250 acres of vineyards, the historic estate produces about 500,000 bottles annually. Its signature wines are Brunellos, which Robert M. Parker Jr. calls “quite classic in their expression of Sangiovese…The wines have an extraordinary track record of developing beautifully with age.”

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.