2017 Il Poggione Brunello di Montalcino
Deep dark red black tinged colour with a dark red hue. Spicy red currant and red cherry aromas are interwoven with dried herbs, earth, tobacco and a faint whiff of cedar. Mid weighted the palate features ripe red currant and red cherry fruits which are underscored by vibrant acidity and a stern tannin structure. Earth, tobacco, dried herbs and spicy cedar characters linger through the back half. Dry chewy finish showing ample length.
Drink over the next 6-8 years.
The 2017 Brunello di Montalcino opens to a saturated and shiny dark ruby color. This edition is loaded with black and purple fruits, such as blackberry preserves and plum. Those more robust tones are followed by spice, tar and campfire ash. The tannins are young (but not stemmy or bitter), and you'd be best served by letting this wine age and relax with more cellar aging. Il Poggione always makes some of the smoothest and most texturally enriched wines in the appellation, and this vintage is no exception. This is an ample production of 200,000 bottles. Drink 2024-2040.
Monica Larner – Robert Parker’s The Wine Advocate