Il Poggione Brunello di Montalcino 2015
Tenuta Il Poggione was founded at the end of the 19th century by Lavinio Franceschi, a landowner from above the hills of Florence, who became fascinated with the vineyards of Montalcino. He was one of the first to institute modern methods of winemaking and new clones of Sangiovese while still preserving the traditions of hand picking grapes and expressing distinctive terroirs. This classic Brunello is made of 100% Sangiovese from vines that are at least 20 years old and the wine spends 3 years in French oak barrels for aging.
|Region||Italy, Tuscany, Brunello di Montalcino|
VinousIl Poggione 2015 Brunello di Montalcino offers up a dark, earthy, almost animal-like expression, showing black soil and undergrowth, giving way to crushed black cherry, dusty spice, and dried florals which lift the experience. On the palate, soft, fleshy textures usher in fresh cherry and strawberry, as brisk acids add energy, with savory herbs and minerals saturating, as the 2015 Il Poggione's fruit nearly masks its structural core. The finish is long yet fresh, with classic, fine tannins, dried red fruits and pretty inner floral tones lingering throughout this perfectly balanced expression. The 2015 s pure class and built for the cellar.
Wine AdvocateThe 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.
Wine SpectatorWild 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. Best from 2023 through 2042. 9,000 cases made, 1,750 cases imported.
Wine EnthusiastAromas 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. Give it several years for the tannins to unwind then drink to enjoy the already mature fruit flavors. Drink after 2025.