2003 Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
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This historic property located in Sant'Angelo in Colle traces its roots back to the late 1800s. Today the wines are made by Fabrizio Bindocci who cut his teeth working alongside Piero Talenti one of the most famous figures in the world of Montalcino oenology. Il Poggione's Brunello di Montalcino opens with a very distinctive nose redolent of scorched earth tobacco and cherries initially showing a wilder side of Sangiovese in its hints of gaminess. It is full-bodied and structured on the palate where it offers plenty of fruit with considerable length as well as big potent tannins. read more...This backward hulking Brunello is in need of considerable cellaring and is clearly built for the long haul. It is a wine of great personality and character. (hide)
Wine & SpiritsRating: 93/100 - As reviewed by Wine & Spirits Magazine on 04/09. Il Poggione selects its Brunello from vines that are at least 20 years old, when they've rooted deeply through the subsoil and can weather the intense heat of a vintage like 2003. This brooding wine is all muscle when first poured, with powerful tannins supporting rich plum flavor. It reveals more definition with air, the fruit aspect turning redder (strawberries, cherries) even as the sinewy tannins maintain their firm grip. Classically styled, with immense structure supporting its many layers, this wine will continue to develop over the next decade.
Vintage ChartRating for Italy-Tuscany: 92 (slightly better than average year)<br/><br/>Drinkability: unpredictable<br/>
User Tasting Note
Fellow Drync'rproduced by franceschi. drank with steak at Lugers with Kate and jen in 2008. super smooth, fragrant and extremely flavorful. absolutely awesome, full flavored and balanced brunello.
David Neamand10/20 Young high tannin but with great promise