Tenuta Il Poggione

Brunello di Montalcino Sangiovese

9.1988 ratings
9.1125 pro ratings
Montalcino, Siena, Tuscany, Italy
Sangiovese
Mushrooms, Manchego & Parmesan, Beef, Venison, White Rice, Potato, Exotic Spices, Baking Spices, Pasta, Herbs, Beans & Peas, Hard Cheese, Pungent Cheese, Chicken, Salami & Prosciutto, Soft Cheese, Duck, Tomato-Based, Pork, Chili & Hot Spicy, Lamb, Turkey, Onion, Shallot, Garlic
Top Notes For
Brent Clayton

Pretty amazing stuff from an 01 retrospective sit down.

Pretty amazing stuff from an 01 retrospective sit down.

Jan 21st, 2021
Will Stanley

I’ve been itching to try Il Poggione’s 2015 Brunello since buying a case this time last year. I could count on one hand how many Brunellos I’ve had in the past, so this was exciting from the POV not just of this being a very highly rated wine, but from it being a new experience and foray into the world of Tuscany.

It has a translucent crimson robe, with aromas of dried cherry, tobacco, cedar, iron, beef blood and from somewhere an aromatic lift of lavender.

The palate is defined by vivacious acidity, mouthwatering tannin and a core of candied cherry, walnut, dark chocolate, espresso, all cut to a very savoury tune.

Very, very long life ahead. Would love to taste this alongside Produttori del Barbaresco’s 2016 Barbaresco in ten years’ time.

I’ve been itching to try Il Poggione’s 2015 Brunello since buying a case this time last year. I could count on one hand how many Brunellos I’ve had in the past, so this was exciting from the POV not just of this being a very highly rated wine, but from it being a new experience and foray into the world of Tuscany.

It has a translucent crimson robe, with aromas of dried cherry, tobacco, cedar, iron, beef blood and from somewhere an aromatic lift of lavender.

The palate is defined by vivacious acidity, mouthwatering tannin and a core of candied cherry, walnut, dark chocolate, espresso, all cut to a very savoury tune.

Very, very long life ahead. Would love to taste this alongside Produttori del Barbaresco’s 2016 Barbaresco in ten years’ time.

Jan 1st, 2021
Elizabeth

Spices, sour cherries, strawberries and a bit of animal and dried herbs on the nose and palate, bursting with aromas. Nice acidity and tannins. Will have with steak later so will reassess.

Spices, sour cherries, strawberries and a bit of animal and dried herbs on the nose and palate, bursting with aromas. Nice acidity and tannins. Will have with steak later so will reassess.

Oct 30th, 2020
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9.7

Il 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. (Eric Guido, Vinous, April 2020)

Il 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. (Eric Guido, Vinous, April 2020)

Apr 10th, 2020
Severn Goodwin

We recently pulled some cases out of storage, which haven't seen the light of day for nearly 15 years, so I'll have some fun posts in the next several months.

Nose has dusty blackberry, tanned leather, ripe plum, black tea, dark chocolate chips, spring violets, grape Jolly Rancher candy; a total beast on the nose still after all these years!

Palate has ripe blackberry, over-ripe plum, dried orange peel, cocoa powder, ground coffee, dried cherry; massive tannins with a tremendously long finish.

Wow, we feel like this bottle is only 5-6 years old, so fresh in the glass at about 21 years past vintage. This needs at least another 10+ years of relaxing. We have a bunch of Brunello, and I'm constantly confirming they mostly need ~30 years. The Vince Wilfork of wines tonight, immovable force. Decanted 4 hours, paired with long braised lamb shanks over Parmesan polenta, perfect pairing, should try this again in 2030...

24 Hour Update: Nose is a mix of black fruits and a light olive tapenade. Palate is a gentle giant, tannins mostly resolved, ripe plum, shaved dark chocolate and dried orange peel. Just a beautiful wine tonight, it likely won't see tomorrow.

We recently pulled some cases out of storage, which haven't seen the light of day for nearly 15 years, so I'll have some fun posts in the next several months.

Nose has dusty blackberry, tanned leather, ripe plum, black tea, dark chocolate chips, spring violets, grape Jolly Rancher candy; a total beast on the nose still after all these years!

Palate has ripe blackberry, over-ripe plum, dried orange peel, cocoa powder, ground coffee, dried cherry; massive tannins with a tremendously long finish.

Wow, we feel like this bottle is only 5-6 years old, so fresh in the glass at about 21 years past vintage. This needs at least another 10+ years of relaxing. We have a bunch of Brunello, and I'm constantly confirming they mostly need ~30 years. The Vince Wilfork of wines tonight, immovable force. Decanted 4 hours, paired with long braised lamb shanks over Parmesan polenta, perfect pairing, should try this again in 2030...

24 Hour Update: Nose is a mix of black fruits and a light olive tapenade. Palate is a gentle giant, tannins mostly resolved, ripe plum, shaved dark chocolate and dried orange peel. Just a beautiful wine tonight, it likely won't see tomorrow.

Apr 5th, 2020
Conrad Green

Bright tart cherry on the nose, fresh with gnarly herbs and tobacco underneath. On the palate fresh, with clear, almost tangy fruit. Vivid, tasty and bright, but not particularly profound.

Bright tart cherry on the nose, fresh with gnarly herbs and tobacco underneath. On the palate fresh, with clear, almost tangy fruit. Vivid, tasty and bright, but not particularly profound.

Jul 13th, 2019
Daron Watson

A Beauty of a Backward Behemoth Brunello ~ REQUIRES food to reveal its treasure!

A Beauty of a Backward Behemoth Brunello ~ REQUIRES food to reveal its treasure!

Jun 11th, 2019
Douglas Braun

Dried cherry, leather ,licorice, tar, mushrooms, oak .

Dried cherry, leather ,licorice, tar, mushrooms, oak .

Apr 6th, 2019
Tracy Hall

Very nice. Really opened up. Cafe La Haye

Very nice. Really opened up. Cafe La Haye

Mar 30th, 2019
Gregory Fulchiero

Outstanding - evolving nicely

Outstanding - evolving nicely

Mar 10th, 2019