2001 Il Poggione Brunello di Montalcino Riserva

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  • Sangiovese Grosso
  • 750ML
  • WA 95
  • IWC 95
  • WS 94

Reviews for 2001 Il Poggione Brunello di Montalcino Riserva

WA 95
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, May 2008
Il Poggione's 2001 Brunello di Montalcino Riserva is likely to go down as one of the estate's modern day classics. Like the 1999 it too is made in a full-bodied style but it offers greater elegance and finesse than its... Il Poggione's 2001 Brunello di Montalcino Riserva is likely to go down as one of the estate's modern day classics. Like the 1999 it too is made in a full-bodied style but it offers greater elegance and finesse than its older sibling. There is superb purity to this wine not to mention an eternal finish framed by silky ripe tannins. A minimum of a few years of cellaring is called for to allow the French oak to integrate. The vintage saw a rainy winter followed by a freakish April frost which reduced yields in several vineyards. Anticipated maturity: 2011-2031.
IWC 95
Stephen Tanzer's IWC - Stephen Tanzer's IWC, June 2007
Moderately deep ruby. Perfumed aromas of spicy cherry licorice and ink are tinged with notes of orange zest pipe tobacco and menthol the latter a bit dominating at present. Boasts impressive depth and power with extremely... Moderately deep ruby. Perfumed aromas of spicy cherry licorice and ink are tinged with notes of orange zest pipe tobacco and menthol the latter a bit dominating at present. Boasts impressive depth and power with extremely pure deep and complex flavors of red cherry spicy plum and grilled meat that show energy and vibrancy on the palate. The very long finish displays seductive floral tones. This put on considerable weight in the glass but will need at least several years of bottle aging to shake off its menthol accent and gain more volume. A real iron-fist-in-a-velvet-glove with extremely fine tannins and uncommon grace.
WS 94
Wine Spectator - Wine Spectator, October 2006
Loads of blackberry licorice and toasty oak on the nose. Full-bodied round and rich with wonderful fruit light vanilla character and a long finish. Excellent with lots of everything.