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Date Printed: 1/16/2017
Il Poggione Brunello di Montalcino (1.5 Liter Magnum) 2003
Il Poggione Brunello di Montalcino (1.5 Liter Magnum) 2003
(search item no. 103157)
collectible wine

Wine & Spirits rating: 93 points
The Wine Advocate rating: 91 points
PRICE ON 1/16/2017: $98.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2011 The Wine Advocate rating: 95 points
2011 Vinous / Antonio Galloni rating: 94 points
2011 James Suckling rating: 93 points
2010 The Wine Advocate rating: 98 points
2010 Wine Spectator rating: 95 points
2010 Wine & Spirits rating: 94 points
2010 Vinous / Antonio Galloni rating: 94 points
2010 James Suckling rating: 93 points
2009 Decanter rating: 93 points
2009 James Suckling rating: 92 points
2009 Vinous / Antonio Galloni rating: 92 points
2009 The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
2009 Wine Enthusiast rating: 90 points
2008 Wine & Spirits rating: 95 points
2008 The Wine Advocate rating: 93 points
2008 Wine Enthusiast rating: 92 points
2008 Wine Spectator rating: 91 points
2008 James Suckling rating: 91 points
2007 The Wine Advocate rating: 95 points
2007 International Wine Cellar rating: 95 points
2007 James Suckling rating: 94 points
2007 Wine Spectator rating: 92 points
2007 Wine Enthusiast rating: 91 points
2006 The Wine Advocate rating: 94 points
2006 International Wine Cellar rating: 94 points
2006 Wine Spectator rating: 93 points
2006 Wine Enthusiast rating: 93 points
2005 The Wine Advocate rating: 93 points
2005 International Wine Cellar rating: 92 points
2005 Wine Enthusiast rating: 91 points
2005 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
2004 The Wine Advocate rating: 95 points
2004 International Wine Cellar rating: 93 points
2004 Wine & Spirits rating: 93 points
2004 Wine Enthusiast rating: 92 points
2004 Wine Spectator rating: 91 points
1999 The Wine Advocate rating: 95 points
1997 International Wine Cellar rating: 92 points
1997 Wine Spectator rating: 91 points

Winemaker's Notes:

Color: Ruby red with garnet hues.

Aroma: Intense, stylish bouquet with hints of berries and fruit.

Taste: Smooth and elegant with polished tannins and an enduring finish.

My Notes:

About Il Poggione:

Tenuta Il Poggione was founded at the end of 1800 when Lavinio Franceschi, land owner from Florence, decided to visit the area after hearing the stories from a shepherd, who brought his herds around Montalcino during the winter. He fell in love with the landscape and the people who lived in that area, and decided to buy land and establish a grape farm. More than a century later, Tenuta Il Poggione covers an area of 530 hectares (1300 acres), of which 140 hectares (336 acres) are planted with vines and 50 hectares (120 acres) with olive trees; the rest are dedicated to grain fields, forest and livestock.

The estate’s guiding principle is to pay great care to the vines, because the secret of producing great red wines lies in the high-quality vineyard work. The vineyards are at an altitude between 490 – 1475 feet above sea level: this large gap, together with the age of the vineyards, promotes easy harvest to obtain well-structured wines with long aging potential, regardless of the weather conditions. One of the most highly regarded wineries in all of Tuscany, Tenuta Il Poggione makes incredibly powerful wines for collectors and everyday drinkers alike.