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Date Printed: 10/1/2014
Il Poggione Brunello di Montalcino 2006
Il Poggione Brunello di Montalcino 2006
(search item no. 108928)
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The Wine Advocate rating: 94 points
International Wine Cellar rating: 94 points
PRICE ON 10/1/2014: $79.99

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
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
1997 International Wine Cellar rating: 92 points
1997 Wine Spectator rating: 91 points

Winemaker's Notes:

A beautiful Brunello made in the traditional style, produced exclusively from Sangiovese grapes picked by hand from vines at least 20 years old. A wine with big character, great balance and elegance.

The wine's color is ruby red with garnet hues.

The nose is elegant, calibrated and complex with notes of cherry, raspberry, burnt wood, and licorice.

It impetuously invades the mouth with full body and seamless tannins and acidity. The finish is long and shows an excellent freshness that balances the alcohol that is naturally present and connected to the southern exposure of the estate's vineyards.

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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.