Reviews for other vintages
eRobertParker.com, Feb 2015
The 2010 Brunello di Montalcino is a striking wine that shows uncompromising varietal pureness, albeit in a most concentrated and elaborate form. This is what great Sangiovese is all about. There's so much happening on the nose and the wine brings you to cherry, spice, licorice, cured meat, pressed rose and grilled meat in equal measure. No one element overpowers the next. The mouthfeel is also tight and bright with the kind of fruit intensity that promises long cellar aging. This Brunello is only at the beginning of a long road ahead. The longer the wine stays in the glass, the more it offers in terms of complexity and intensity. This is a true standout that can be enjoyed for up to 20 years ahead. Drink: 2017-2035.
Wine Spectator Insider, Mar 2015
Rich, with excellent density, ripe cherry and plum fruit, and a wellintegrated structure. Licorice, earth and tobacco notes add depth while this cruises to a long, tobacco- and mineral-tinged finish. Shows balance and grip. Best from 2018 through 2033.
InternationalWineReport.com, Apr 2015
Il Poggione is a dazzling effort in 2010, it instantly bursts with seductive aromas of ripe blackberries and plums, woven together with sweet spices, savory herbs, mineral, spring floral, fresh porcini, mint and a hint of licorice. This Brunello is impressive for its seamless texture, beautiful balance and lovely core of acidity that provides lift and a wonderful sense of freshness all the way through the round, silky finish, which makes it impossible to resist. Overall, this is a world-class Brunello that should continue to evolve for a decade and beyond. (Best 2017-2030) (Joe D'Angelo)
Wine Spectator, Jun 2015
Rich, with excellent density, ripe cherry and plum fruit, and a well-integrated structure. Licorice, earth and tobacco notes add depth while this cruises to a long, tobacco- and mineral-tinged finish. Shows balance and grip. Best from 2018 through 2033.
Wine & Spirits, Dec 2015
Meaty and dense, this wine shows layers of dark fruit, hoisin, savory herbs, dark chocolate and orange zest, the firm tannins dusted evenly throughout, allowing the fruit to seep through. It feels fresh and savory, a little untamed, ready for seared rib eye or to put away in the cellar to gain more complexity with time
Vinous Media, Feb 2015
Il Poggione's 2010 Brunello di Montalcino is a remarkably beautiful wine. Rose petal, mint, cinnamon, sweet dark cherries and smoke lift from the glass in a translucent, wiry Brunello built on energy and power. This is an especially lifted, precise and nuanced Brunello from Il Poggione, with more emphasis on length and mid-weight structure rather than overt volume. In many ways, the 2010 comes across as a modern-day version of the 1982 Riserva. Readers who have tasted that wine know just how special that is. For the money, there is not a single better wine being made in Montalcino than Il Poggione's Brunello. Truth is, it is also better than many far more expensive offerings. There are two Brunellos I would buy confidently in any vintage. This is one of them. Drinking window: 2018 - 2030
JamesSuckling.com, Dec 2014
Lots of sliced mushroom and berry character. Lots of flowers such as lilacs and violets. Full body, firm tannins and a fresh and clean finish. It's harmonious and beautiful. Drink or hold.
Wine Enthusiast Advanced Guide, May 2015
Aromas recall blue flower, plum, underbrush and baking spice. The full-bodied palate offers mature black cherry, tobacco, anise and black pepper alongside a backbone of firm but refined tannins. Drink: 2017-2022.
Decanter, May 2014
Ruby/garnet hue. Ripe and concentrated blue and berry fruit aromas with notes of spice, cocoa and leather. Palate is dense and ripe but with lovely acidity that lifts the red cherry and very flinty flavors. Drink 2016-2022. Il Poggione was also Ian d'Agata's Top Three" Brunello recommended: "To make 200
JamesSuckling.com, Oct 2014
A beautiful red with dried-berry, light meat and leaf character. Full body with integrated tannins and a fresh finish. This estate always makes outstanding wines. Drink or hold.