Antonio Galloni: Il Poggione 2010 Rosso di Montalcino “a rock star… no finer value in Montalcino”

Antonio Galloni, cited from the Wine Advocate Forum:
I had a great tasting at Il Poggione yesterday. It is the tasting I do every year, all of the Brunelli from barrel, plus the new releases from bottle. Before we got to those, though, I also tasted with 1983, 1991, 1998 and 2003, all wines father and son team Fabrizio and Alessandro Bindocci chose to show me weak vintages of their wines.
Anyway, after all those Brunelli, including the 2006 and 2007 Riservas, I tasted the 2010 Rosso. Readers may know I have been critical of Il Poggione's decision to make a more approachable style of Rosso over the last few years. Well, with the 2010 Rosso, Il Poggione is back to making the firm, classic style of Rosso for which they had always been known.

As I wrote last year, 2010 is a great vintage for the wines of Montalcino. Il Poggione's Rosso di Montalcino captures the fabulous pedigree of the vintage in spades. Best of all, it will sell at $20 a bottle. Even after all the great Brunelli I tasted yesterday at Il Poggione, the 2010 Rosso was a rock star. If there is a finer value in Montalcino today I would like to know about it…

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