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Date Printed: 9/1/2014
Il Poggione Brunello di Montalcino 1997
Il Poggione Brunello di Montalcino 1997
(search item no. 52943)
International Wine Cellar rating: 92 points
Wine Spectator rating: 91 points
PRICE ON 9/1/2014: $54.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2009 The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
2009 Wine Enthusiast rating: 90 points
2009 International Wine Cellar 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
2003 Wine & Spirits rating: 93 points
2003 The Wine Advocate rating: 91 points
1999 The Wine Advocate rating: 95 points

Winemaker's Notes:

A wine of ruby red color, an intense perfume, ample and ethereal. The flavor is full, elegant, harmonious and dry with a lingering persistence. A very pleasing and harmonious wine.

This Brunello pairs well with grilled meat, proscuitto, and delicate cheeses.

100% Sangiovese

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About Il Poggione:

The Il Poggione estate has been in existence since 1890, and has been owned by the Franceschi family since 1900. The company’s winemaking operations are supervised by Dottore Piero Talenti, who imposes a meticulous three-part selection process – first in the vineyards, second after pressing, and again after fermentation. Piero’s attention to detail in the winemaking process has resulted in the acclaimed Brunellos for which Il Piggione is renowned.