2012 Brunello di Montalcino 'Vigna Paganelli' Riserva, Il Poggione

Critic score
97/100
Pricing
Bottle
In stock
£68.68
Case, 6 Bottles
In stock
£412.08

WINE DETAILS

  • Region & country
    Brunello di Montalcino (DOCG), Toscana, Italy (Central), Italy
  • Grape
    Sangiovese/Brunello
  • Maturity
    Ready 2018 - 2035
  • Colour
    Red
  • Sweetness
    Dry
  • Style
    Still
  • Unit Volume
    Bottle (75cl.)
  • ABV
    14.5%
  • Classification
    DOCG - Denominazione di Origine Controllata e Garantita (Riserva)
2012 Brunello di Montalcino 'Vigna Paganelli' Riserva, Il Poggione

TASTING NOTES

Rather sweet due to the super ripe vintage. But there's also great subtlety, enormous depth and a ton of tannin behind the opulence. The super long finish is incredibly focused. Try to wait until at least 2020. This stunning Brunello has decades of life ahead of it.

James Suckling, jamessuckling.com
97/100
Il Poggione

While in wine bigger rarely means better, Il Poggione bucks the trend. They’re one of Montalcino’s biggest names, with production to match. But they’re also the region’s most consistent performer. The estate has been in the hands of the Franceschi family for five generations. However, it’s the winemakers who established the estate’s internationally acclaimed reputation: Pierluigi Talenti from 1958 until his death in 1999, ably followed by Fabrizio Bindocci, and now Fabrizio’s son Alessandro.

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