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Brunello di Montalcino Il Poggione 2010 (750ML)
98 Points, Monica Larner, Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2010 Brunello di Montalcino is a striking wine that shows uncompromising varietal pureness, albeit 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...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."Issue 217, 2/27/15.
94+ Points, Antonio Galloni, Vinous Media: "Il Poggione's 2010 Brunello di Montalcino is a remarkably beautiful wine. Rose petal, mint, cinnamon, sweet dark cherries and smoke lift from the glass in a translucent, wiry Brunello built on energy and power. This is an especially lifted, precise and nuanced Brunello from Il Poggione, with more emphasis on length and mid-weight structure rather than overt volume. In many ways, the 2010 comes across as a modern-day version of the 1982 Riserva. Readers who have tasted that wine know just how special that is. For the money, there is not a single better wine being made in Montalcino than Il Poggione's Brunello. Truth is, it is also better than many far more expensive offerings. There are two Brunellos I would buy confidently in any vintage. This is one of them." 2/15
93 Points, James Suckling: "Lots of sliced mushroom and berry character. Lots of flowers such as lilacs and violets. Full body, firm tannins and a fresh and clean finish. It's harmonious and beautiful. Drink or hold." 12/14
95 Points, Buce Sanderson, Wine Spectator: "Rich, with excellent density, ripe cherry and plum fruit, and a well-integrated structure. Licorice, earth and tobacco notes add depth while this cruises to a long, tobacco- and mineral-tinged finish. Shows balance and grip. Best from 2018 through 2033. 18,000 cases made." 6/15
91 Points, Kerin O'Keefe, Wine Enthusiast: "Aromas recall blue flower, plum, underbrush and baking spice. The full-bodied palate offers mature black cherry, tobacco, anise and black pepper alongside a backbone of firm but refined tannins. Drink 2017-2022." 5/15
90 Points, Andrea Briccarello, Ian D'Agata, Michael Garner, Decanter: "Sweet toasty oak complements red cherry berry and herbal aromas. Round and polished with lots of substance: chewy dark fruit flavours with hints of coffee and liquorice. Preserved fruits to finish. Drinking Window 2017 - 2034."