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Date Printed: 7/23/2014
Poggio Il Castellare Brunello di Montalcino 2004
Poggio Il Castellare Brunello di Montalcino 2004
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Wine Spectator rating: 96 points
Wine Enthusiast rating: 91 points
PRICE ON 7/23/2014: $49.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2007 Wine Enthusiast rating: 94 points
2007 James Suckling rating: 94 points
2007 Wine Spectator rating: 93 points
2007 Vinous / Antonio Galloni rating: 92 points
2006 Wine Spectator rating: 92 points
2005 Wine Spectator rating: 93 points
2005 Wine Enthusiast rating: 91 points
2005 The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points

Winemaker's Notes:

#11 Wine Spectator Top 100 of 2009

Obtained from Sangiovese Grosso, a strong and generous vine, it is a wine that expresses the intensity and the strenght of the soil where it comes from.

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About Poggio Il Castellare:

The considerable prestige of the wines made in the Montalcino area was well known way back in Etruscan times. The Etruscans developed active settlements on these hills. The Poggio Il Castellare farm is inspired by the archaeological finds of an ancient village -ruins of houses and towers-, and the Baroncini family has dedicated its name to the historical roots of Brunello and viticultural products of the surrounding area. The landscape is that of the delightful Val d’Orcia, from which, way up high, it is possible to see the profile of Mount: the farm’s vineyards stretch across the sunny slopes, open to the mystical view of the centuries-old Abbey of Sant’Antimo. And here, as though around a heavily laden table, the pleasure of tasting is unique and exclusive…