Il Poggione is one of the larger, most legendary, and historical estates of Montalcino. Located in the far southwestern Sant’Angelo (Colle) sub-zone of Montalcino, this area is the hottest and driest of the DOCG. Here the Sangiovese, planted up to 1300 feet above sea level, has no difficulty ripening quickly, and harvest is typically ten days to two weeks before the cooler northern zones.
If you are wanting to find a riper, powerful, more structured, fuller-bodied Brunello di Montalcino from the 2015 vintage, this is IT!
“The Il Poggione 2015 Brunello di Montalcino shows a darker and more concentrated appearance than many of its peers. The wine is beautifully abundant and fragrant in the most exuberant and expressive manner. You will recognize aromas of moist soil, tobacco and smoke. Candied cherry hovers over the entire bouquet. Fruit is sourced from older vines (all over 25 years old). Il Poggione occupies a special spot within the Montalcino appellation, and the area always produces slightly more concentrated and powerful wines. I find that to be particularly true in this gorgeous 2015 vintage. I am also attracted to that almost dusty note of crushed mineral that rides long on the full-bodied finish. Il Poggione’s Brunello is also distinguished by firm, youthful tannin that need a few more years to unwind.” – 97 points, Wine Advocate (ML) – January 31, 2020
“So many sour cherries rise up from the glass, along with orange rind and lemon peel. The full-bodied palate has a very serious and concentrated core of florals and fruit, and the tannins have an iron-fisted strapping build. Long, chewy and structured. One of the best in years from here. Drink from 2025” – 96 points, James Suckling.com (September 7, 2019).
“Wild herb and Mediterranean macchia notes mark this expressive red. Though well-endowed with tannins, this is on the sleek side, showing vibrant acidity. Cherry, strawberry, floral and tobacco flavors join the party as this cruises to a long finish. Best from 2023 through 2042. 9,000 cases made, 1,750 cases imported.” 95 points ($85) – Wine Spectator (March 18, 2020) — BS