Il Poggione Brunello di Montalcino 2012 3L - Bottle Shop of Spring Lake
Il Poggione Brunello di Montalcino 2012 3L
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Il Poggione Brunello di Montalcino 2012

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3L
$499.00

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Category Red Wine
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Region Italy, Tuscany, Brunello di Montalcino
Brand Il Poggione
Alcohol/vol 14.5%
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.
'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 a Il Poggione Brunello as beautiful as the one released this year. This is one of the highest expression of Sangiovese you will ever taste.' Wine Advocate

'Il Poggione, owned by the Francheschi family, has reached new heights in excellence with the 2010 vintage. The single vineyard Vigna Paganeli Riserva is among my favorite Brunellos of the year. A few months ago, I had the opportunity to taste a vertical of past vintages spanning back to 1955. Estate manager Fabrizio Bindocci, with his son and daughter, accompanied me during this historic vertical. This magnificent tasting experience cemented the certainty regarding the aging potential of these wines.' Wine Advocate
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Il Poggione is a Brunello superstar and a vintage like this reveals every reason why that affirmation is true. From the second the 2012 Brunello di Montalcino pours into the glass, you know you are in for something special. The wine is darkly saturated and rich in appearance. Absent are those slightly amber or browning hues you often get with Sangiovese in a hot vintage. Nor does the wine show flat or tired characteristics. Instead, the quality of fruit is vibrant and rich. This is a healthy, generous and exuberant Brunello with dark density and succulent fruit flavors that are followed by integrated spice and tobacco. The balance is impressive and one thing you get here is fresh acidity. This is not to be underestimated, because the acidity quota in the 2012 vintage across the appellation is not as high or evident as usual. This is one of the year's best Brunellos.

Monica Larner, February 28, 2017
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Ripe plum, tobacco, dark spice and balsamic aromas adorn this invigorating red. Firm and full-bodied, the palate delivers wild cherry, crushed raspberry, star anise and grilled herb flavors with a backbone of youthful, bracing tannins. It's already tempting but give it time to fully come around. Drink 2020-2032.

Kerin O'Keefe, April 1, 2017
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Good full red. Medicinal red cherry, raspberry, sweet spices and mint on the fresh, precise nose. Bright and sweet, with a penetrating, austere quality to its flavors of red fruits, minerals and medicinal herbs. Harmonious acidity nicely frames the pure, long, youthfully tight finish. Lovely young Brunello that will repay cellaring.

Ian D'Agata, March 2017
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Shades of leather, spice, tea and iron surround the strawberry and cherry notes in this sleek, energetic red. Firm and tense, with a solid band of tannins lending grip to the finish. Best from 2021 through 2034. 11,000 cases made.

Bruce Sanderson, June 15, 2017

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