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2014 Il Poggione Brunello di Montalcino

2014 Il Poggione Brunello di Montalcino

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94 Points Parker's Wine Advocate
2014 Il Poggione Brunello di Montalcino
94 Points Parker's Wine Advocate

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Immensely concentrated and age worthy, as serious and complete as many super-premium labels from anywhere in the world...for only $65! But what we really love is how it perfectly expresses Brunello Sangiovese – nothing clunky just a vibrant, deep unfolding of infinite complexity in red fruit, salty/savoury and floral nuances, and proper structure. A classic in limited supply.

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$63.99 in mixed 6+ or $71.99 per bottle

Overview

Grape

Sangiovese

Its Origins

Il Poggione is one of Montalcino's best and also more historic estates, established at the end of the 19th Century by Lavinio Franceschi and now run by the fifth generation. But the star quality may be the current winemakers, father-son team Fabrizio and Alessandro Bindocci. With consummate skill they have introduced modern technology while maintaining traditional style and techniques, similarly balancing a natural and non-interventionist ethic while remaining unusually involved in every aspect of vineyard and production. As superlatives are lavished on their wines from the highest quarters, Il Poggione is coming to embody the supreme quality on offer from this famous yet still undervalued Tuscan appellation.

What The Critics Say

94/100 Parker's Wine Advocate, Monica Larner

"Il Poggione has one of the appellation's most enviable track records for quality and cellar longevity. The 2014 Brunello di Montalcino is a different beast. This wine prizes elegance, finesse and a compact mouthfeel. I would suggest a slightly shorter drinking window of approximately ten years. No matter how you cut it, the wine is absolutely beautiful and indeed ranks high on a list of favorite wines from the vintage. The bouquet is chiseled and tight with wild blueberry, plum, red rose and a touch of cherry confit. No doubt the mouthfeel is thinner in this vintage, but the wine has plenty more going on to keep your attention. I'm liking it. I went back to the bottle a few days after it had been opened and the wine was still going strong. Some 110,000 bottles were made." Drink 2020 - 2035

92/100 Vinous, Antonio Galloni

"Good full bright red. Red plum, apple, and tobacco aromas are delightfully complemented in the mouth by alkaline and mineral nuances. Saliva-inducing salinity adds to the appeal of a lusciously persistent finish featuring repeating red fruit and herbal nuances. Another easygoing rather stylish but lightweight Brunello typical of the vintage." Drink 2021 - 2029

91/100 Wine Enthusiast

"Aromas of underbrush, truffle, dark-skinned berry and tobacco lead the nose of this elegantly structured red. The taut, vibrant palate offers Marasca cherry, cranberry, orange zest and licorice framed by racy acidity and fine-grained tannins." Drink 2020 - 2026

Stats & Food Matching

  • Variety

    Sangiovese

  • Colour

    Red

  • Region

    Tuscany

  • Closure

    Cork

  • Volume

    750ml

  • Alcohol

    14.50%

  • Maturity

    2020 - 2035

This Wine Goes Well With

with GAME
with LAMB
with VENISON

Taste

4

Delivery & Returns

We deliver throughout New Zealand and to some locations overseas. Our deliveries are made by trusted third party carriers. For further details on prices and delivery options please go to DELIVERY INFORMATION section of our site.

If for any reason you are not entirely happy with your order or you suspect that they may be affected by a quality issue, please do not hesitate to contact us and we will remedy the problem straight away. Contact us on 0800 422 767.

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