I somehow managed to find myself at the front of the line for today’s offer– a Brunello from a historic producer that has churned out some of the best Sangiovese in the region for decades. The 2014 Il Poggione Brunello di Montalcino is a testament to great winemakers with phenomenal vineyards making great wines even in less than ideal conditions.
A wet and challenging growing season could have easily knocked out less deft hands but Il Poggione has two distinct advantages. First, it’s made from the very oldest vines on the estate and second, those old roots had dug deep into the steep slope of the hillside vineyard perched between 1000 and 1500 ft above sea level. This provided plenty of natural drainage and allowed for the father-son team of Fabrizio and Alessandro Bindocci to craft a tightly interwoven masterpiece with bright cherry and plum flavors, backed by a long, smooth finish with notes of tobacco and baking spice.
The effort wasn’t lost on Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate, who reported “No matter how you cut it, the wine is absolutely beautiful and indeed ranks high on a list of favorite wines from the vintage”.
Grab a few bottles of today’s offer and I promise you’ll be a happy camper. this one is drinking spectacularly well right now and should do so for the next decade plus.
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94 Points, Robert Parker’s 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.
A gem of a Brunello that can be drunk now or held for the next five years.