98 Points for the “Striking” Il Poggione 2010 Brunello di Montalcino!

Another phenomenal review was published this week for the Il Poggione 2010 Brunello di Montalcino. Monica Larner of Wine Advocate granted this vintage 98 points.

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Here is the full and glowing review in which she notes the remarkable quality, complexity and longevity of this wine:

“The 2010 Burnello di Montalcino is a striking wine that shows uncompromising varietal pureness, abelit 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.”

Of our winemaking team at Il Poggione, Monica adds:

Fabrizio Bindocci and his son Alessandro are the most accomplished father-son winemaking team I can think of today in Italy. Il Poggione is owned by Leopoldo and Livia Franceschi, but the phenomenal Bindocci duo are very much in the limelight. They excel in every aspect of winemaking, from vineyard management to wine marketing. Never have I encountered an Il Poggione Brunello as beautiful as the one released this year. This is one of the highest expressions of Sangiovese you will ever taste.

We are honored by this spectacular review from this highly respected publication.

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