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All The Critics Love This Wine - Among The Best Rated Brunellos On Vivino! The Rare Riserva From Il Poggione!

Il Poggione Brunello di Montalcino Vigna Paganelli Riserva 2012

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Il Poggione Brunello di Montalcino Vigna Paganelli Riserva 2012
Vivino Users, (4.3)
"This Brunello was firing on all cylinders."
James Suckling
97 / 100
96 / 100

The proof is in the pudding! Every vintage since 1997 has been rated 90 to 95 pts by numerous critics! Clout and ratings aside, this is a perfect example of Brunello and one of our most popular Italian wines on Vivino. Buy a bottle and find out for yourself what everyone is raving about!

Not sure why you should be excited about Brunello? We will tell you! As one of Italy's finest exports, Brunello offers complexity and longevity. Sangiovese's natural acidity allows for long term cellaring.

By law, Brunello di Montalcino must be aged a minimum of four years - a wine that rewards those with patience!

About the wine

The estate of Tenuta Il Poggione  has been in the Franceschi family for over a century!  

The vineyards are located below the beautiful hilltop town of Sant Angelo in Colle, one of the finest areas for Brunello di Montalcino.

Il Poggione is considered one of the most highly regarded wineries in all of Tuscany, creating powerful wines that fill the cellars of collectors.

Intense and persistent aromas of red fruits, marasca cherries, leather, spices and vanilla. The texture is structured and full-bodied, with an excellent freshness and balance.


4.3/5.0 – Vivino Rating 
97 points, James Suckling
96 points, Jeb Dunnuck
Appellation: Montalcino
Grapes: Sangiovese
Cooperage36 months in large French oak barrels
ABV: 14.5%

4.3 ★ - Vivino Users (1006 Reviews

"The nose is full of dried herbs and dried cherries. Very smooth after a short decant. Tannins are present, but integrated. This will develop well in the next 5 years. Very good. " - Kyle P.

"Fantastic brunello right after opening and even better every other minute. Nose is intensive old fashion. Earthy with tobacco and leather. Long developing taste after black fruit. Exactly my kind of wine." - Jan H.

99 points, Robert Parker

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..

96 points, Decanter

Only produced in the best vintages, Vigna Paganelli is a 12ha single vineyard planted in 1964. It represents the estate's oldest vines, which serve as a source for clonal material for new plantings. The nose seduces with exotic spice, rosemary, pepper and tobacco. Though all the elements are deftly balanced, the palate is still somewhat austere, locked in a firm, tannic grip. Lingering leather and dark cherry notes promise more to come, and this demands ageing.


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