Tuesday, April 29, 2014

IL Poggione 2006 Brunello Di Montalcino

IL Poggione 2006 Brunello Di Montalcino, $67.99-$79.99, 93+ points, began an almost opaque ruby, trended garnet toward the broad clear rim and leggy glass wall.
A very pleasant bouquet of roses, toasty apple-wood, red cherry, and sea breezes harbored great promise.
The medium-plus body carried good-plus acidity with very lively, yet drinkable tannins (Will cellar for sometime to come).
Black and red cherry were early palate rich, but the transition was to a more bourbon and woody flavor with subtle savory and coriander notes.
Finished tight and long on cayenne and white pepper spice with some heat from the 14.5% alcohol.
Paired wonderfully with a rare and spiced grass-fed rib-eyed steak!


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  1. It does not get better than Brunello and steak. End of discussion. And this is one of THE top producers. I met and tasted with Francesco at Benvenuto Brunello and his wines impressed. The 2006 has great structure. I hope you have more Dennis - this wine will be kickin' for years to come.

  2. John, sadly that was the last of the three of their Brunello wines I had :-(
    The good news is Italian wines are on sale for the whole month :-)