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Date Printed: 9/16/2014
Il Poggione Brunello di Montalcino 2004
Il Poggione Brunello di Montalcino 2004
(search item no. 99550)
collectible wine
older vintages

The Wine Advocate rating: 95 points
Wine & Spirits rating: 93 points
PRICE ON 9/16/2014: $74.99

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
2003 Wine & Spirits rating: 93 points
2003 The Wine Advocate 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:

Brunello is the prince of Montalcino wines, produced exclusively from Sangiovese grapes picked by hand from vines at least 20 years old. After careful fermentation at controlled temperatures, Tenuta Il Poggione Brunello di Montalcino is matured for 3 years in French oak barrels. After being aged in wood, the wine is bottle aged for a time, an essential process in guaranteeing the pleasing quality and complex attributes that have made this wine world-famous.

Ruby red color tending to garnet, very intense, persistent nose with red fruit notes. Warm, balanced flavor with velvet-smooth tannins. Long-lasting aroma.

Serve with red meats, game, mature cheeses.

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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.