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Date Printed: 7/22/2014
Il Poggione Brunello di Montalcino 1999
Il Poggione Brunello di Montalcino 1999
(search item no. 83218)
The Wine Advocate rating: 95 points
PRICE ON 7/22/2014: $59.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
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
1997 International Wine Cellar rating: 92 points
1997 Wine Spectator rating: 91 points

Winemaker's Notes:

A beautiful Brunello with great balance and elegance. A wine with big character without excessive power.

Sweet, dense, juicy nose with slightly spicy notes and creamy fruit, dominated by ripe cherries and plums.

This wine is beautiful to the taste. Dense, warm and velvety, it progressively opens in the mouth, with a perfect correspondence to what it promises at the nose, thanks to a perfectly controlled power. A wine with a big character and excellent balance, endowed with a magnificent pleasantness and the right softness that tempers the solid tannic and earthy structure.

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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.