2014 Il Poggione Brunello di Montalcino

$59.95
(Net Item - no discounts apply)
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Nestled in the sunny southern-central zone of the appellation, Il Poggione is one of the most highly regarded of all Brunello di Montalcino producers. Since their inception, Il Poggione has maintained a standard of excellence that epitomizes “great stuff,” and we are thrilled to have the chance to deliver their latest release: the acclaimed 2014 Brunello di Montalcino. This is a bottling that Brunello expert Kerin O’Keefe once said has “a surprising, indeed almost shocking staying power belied by [its] easygoing approachability.”

The Wine Advocate agreed, saying “Il Poggione has one of the appellation's most enviable track records for quality and cellar longevity. The 2014 Brunello di Montalcino is a different beast. This wine prizes elegance, finesse and a compact mouthfeel... No matter how you cut it, the wine is absolutely beautiful and indeed ranks high on a list of favorite wines from the vintage. The bouquet is chiseled and tight with wild blueberry, plum, red rose and a touch of cherry confit.”

This is a wine to lay in by the case to drink over the next 10 years—and rest assured that in 2030, this price will look like an absolute bargain by comparison! 

Varietal:
Sangiovese
Winemaker:
Alessandro Bindocci
Vintage:
2014
Aging:
36 Months
Oak Treatment:
French Oak
Appellation:
Tuscany
Sub-Appellation:
Brunello di Montalcino
Total Varietal Composition %:
100% Sangiovese
Alcohol %:
14.5%
SKU #:
1038170
Size:
750 ml Bottle
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Wine Advocate

Il Poggione has one of the appellation's most enviable track records for quality and cellar longevity. The 2014 Brunello di Montalcino is a different beast. This wine prizes elegance, finesse and a compact mouthfeel. I would suggest a slightly shorter drinking window of approximately ten years. No matter how you cut it, the wine is absolutely beautiful and indeed ranks high on a list of favorite wines from the vintage. The bouquet is chiseled and tight with wild blueberry, plum, red rose and a touch of cherry confit. No doubt the mouthfeel is thinner in this vintage, but the wine has plenty more going on to keep your attention. I'm liking it. I went back to the bottle a few days after it had been opened and the wine was still going strong