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Il Poggione Brunello di Montalcino DOCG 2011 [1.5L MAGNUM] (Tuscany, Italy) - [RP 95] [AG 94] [JS 93] [WS 91]
Il Poggione Brunello di Montalcino DOCG 2011 [1.5L MAGNUM] (Tuscany, Italy) - [RP 95] [AG 94] [JS 93] [WS 91]


 
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Winery: Il Poggione
Varietal: Sangiovese
Region: Brunello di Montalcino, Tuscany, Italy
Vintage: 2011
Bottle Size: 1.5L

Product Code: POGGIONEBRUNELLO11-M-W

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About This Wine:

Brunello is the prince of Montalcino wines, produced exclusively from Sangiovese grapes picked by hand from vines at least 20 years old. After careful fermentation at controlled temperatures, Tenuta Il Poggione Brunello di Montalcino is matured for 3 years in French oak barrels. After being aged in wood, the wine is bottle aged for a time, an essential process in guaranteeing the pleasing quality and complex attributes that have made this wine world-famous.

Grapes: 100% Sangiovese from vines at least 20 years old
Harvesting: By hand
Fermentation: 15 days submerged cap fermentation at controlled temperatures of 25° 28°C
Aging: 3 years in 30-50 hectolitre French oak barrels, followed by a period of bottle aging
Characteristics: Ruby red tending to garnet, very intense, persistent nose with red fruit notes. Warm, balanced flavour with velvet-smooth tannins. Long-lasting aroma


Ratings & Reviews
95 Points - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate:
"Il Poggione has done a terrific job with its 2011 Brunello di Montalcino. The wine is soft, yielding and charged with a velvety and smooth texture. It is deeply redolent of dark berry, black cherry, spice, leather and tobacco. The wine's sunny personality never feels flat or too dense. In fact, the wine offers a very tight and steely backbone that gives the wine stature and strength. This is one of my favorite Brunellos from the 2011 vintage." - Monica Larner (Mar 2016)

94 Points - Antonio Galloni's Vinous Media:
"A dark, powerful wine, the 2011 Brunello di Montalcino offers notable depth and intensity. Il Poggione's 2011 is one of the richest, most powerful wines of the year. Black cherry, plum, lavender, cloves and new leather are some of the first nuances that open up. With time in the glass, the 2011 becomes more lifted, as brighter red cherry and raspberry-infused flavors gradually release. This is a rare 2011 that demands at least a good few years in the cellar. In 2011, Il Poggione did not bottle a Riserva. All the juice went into the straight Brunello." -- Antonio Galloni (Feb 2016)

93 Points - James Suckling:
"A red with plum, meat, cedar and sandalwood character on the nose and palate. Full-bodied, tight and structured. Racy finish. Refined at the end for a 2011." - (October 29th, 2015)

91 Points - Wine Spectator:
"A beefy style, evoking plum, leather, tobacco and earth flavors, backed by dense, dusty tannins. Starts out juicy before the gruff finish takes over. Fresh and long. Best from 2018 through 2027. 20,000 cases made." – BS (Jun 15, 2016)

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