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2012 Il Poggione Brunello di Montalcino [Future Arrival]

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WA 95+
JS 93

Quick Overview

Arriving September of 2017 Walnuts and cedar with plums and hints of milk chocolate. Always subtle. Medium body...

Product Overview

Walnuts and cedar with plums and hints of milk chocolate. Always subtle. Medium body, a solid core of fruit and medium-chewy tannins. Center palate of cherry fruit. Give it a year or two to soften. -James Suckling

Wine Details

Bottle Size 750ml
Vintage 2012
Varietal Sangiovese Grosso
Producer Il Poggione
Region Tuscany
Appellation No
Color Red
Future Arrival Yes
Country Italy
Featured Product No
Price $59.00

Wine Advocate (WA) Review

WA 95+
Il Poggione is a Brunello superstar and a vintage like this reveals every reason why that affirmation is true. From the second the 2012 Brunello di Montalcino pours into the glass, you know you are in for something special. The wine is darkly saturated and rich in appearance. Absent are those slightly amber or browning hues you often get with Sangiovese in a hot vintage. Nor does the wine show flat or tired characteristics. Instead, the quality of fruit is vibrant and rich. This is a healthy, generous and exuberant Brunello with dark density and succulent fruit flavors that are followed by integrated spice and tobacco. The balance is impressive and one thing you get here is fresh acidity. This is not to be underestimated, because the acidity quota in the 2012 vintage across the appellation is not as high or evident as usual. This is one of the year’s best Brunellos.

James Suckling (JS) Review

JS 93
Walnuts and cedar with plums and hints of milk chocolate. Always subtle. Medium body, a solid core of fruit and medium-chewy tannins. Center palate of cherry fruit. Give it a year or two to soften.
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