We really like the tasting note of the Brunello di Montalcino 1999 by Il Poggione written by New York wine blogger Dave Trieger at his blog Vigna, Uva, Vino who has opened this wine for his family's Christmas celebration. We like the photo of Dave, too!
"It wasn't too difficult choosing the wine to have with our
Christmas Eve dinner this year. I picked one given to me by my friend Gary last
year for Christmas called Il Poggione Brunello di Montalcino, a concentrated
and full bodied, earthy Sangiovese.
Warm ruby with rusty colors around the edges introduce
aromas of leather, plums and vanilla on the way to intense flavors of cola,
ripe black cherries, spices and a hint of smoked meats. There is also a floral
note present somewhere in the background that floats along the way to the long
The 1999 vintage was a classical Brunello vintage and the wine is aging very well.
Thank you, Dave! And buon natale to you, too!