Il Poggione Brunello di Montalcino 2016

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Vinous
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Robert Parker
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Decanter
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Vinous
  • Organic
SKU
IPBM201610 UCAU
$125.00 Per item
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750ml (Bottle)
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Poggione was established in the 1800's and has built a reputation for high quality Brunello at below market pricing - Brunello di Montalcino is the most pure expression of Sangiovese that can be found. You don’t have to do much research to hear how good 2016 has been in Brunello – many saying this is the best vintage for the past three decades, some say longer! Il Poggione, being down south in a slightly warmer Montalcino pocket, have produced a wine showing incredible depth, detail and balance. Made in a similar way to their Rosso di Montalcino above, vine age here is older (averaging 45 years) and the maturation in oak is the same, but ageing occurs for a minimum of 31/2 years. Sourced from the oldest vines on the estate and made with a very traditional hand - Peak Drinking 2022 - 2045+
Poggione was established in the 1800's and has built a reputation for high quality Brunello at below market pricing - Brunello di Montalcino is the most pure expression of Sangiovese that can be found. You don’t have to do much research to hear how good 2016 has been in Brunello – many saying this is the best vintage for the past three decades, some say longer! Il Poggione, being down south in a slightly warmer Montalcino pocket, have produced a wine showing incredible depth, detail and balance. Made in a similar way to their Rosso di Montalcino above, vine age here is older (averaging 45 years) and the maturation in oak is the same, but ageing occurs for a minimum of 31/2 years. Sourced from the oldest vines on the estate and made with a very traditional hand - Peak Drinking 2022 - 2045+

Scores & Reviews

97 / 100

Vinous

The Il Poggione 2015 Brunello di Montalcino shows a darker and more concentrated appearance than many of its peers. The wine is beautifully abundant and fragrant in the most exuberant and expressive manner. You will recognize aromas of moist soil, tobacco and smoke. Candied cherry hovers over the entire bouquet. Fruit is sourced from older vines (all over 25 years old). Il Poggione occupies a special spot within the Montalcino appellation, and the area always produces slightly more concentrated and powerful wines. I find that to be particularly true in this gorgeous 2015 vintage. I am also very attracted to that almost dusty note of crushed mineral that rides long on the full-bodied finish. Il Poggione's Brunello is also distinguished by firm, youthful tannin that need a few more years to unwind. Luckily, there are quite a few bottles to go around, with some 200,000 made. (ML)

95 / 100

Robert Parker

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. One of the best in years from here. Drink in 2025

95 / 100

Decanter

The expansive Il Poggione estate stretches over 500ha and boasts 140ha of vines. Despite its size, this is very much a family affair, with fifth-generation Alessandro Bindocci working alongside his father Fabrizio. In 2015, the Brunello was crafted only from their highest vineyards, up to 400 metres. True to its balmy southern origins, it demonstrates immense concentration and ripeness, yet it remains balanced in its considerable proportions. Luxuriously textured fruit is firmly girdled by powerful, chewy tannins and there is no sacrifice of flavour either - iodine, earth, leather, sweet tobacco and dried thyme are woven throughout. The sapid finish lingers leisurely. (MM)

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Vinous

(2015 vintage) Beautiful dark red color. 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. Ages three years in large Slavonian oak 30-50hL casks. (ID)