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    Il Poggione Brunello di Montalcino 2004
    Sangiovese - Tuscany, Italy

    Ratings

    • RP95
    • W&S93
    Price: $79.99
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    Wine.com Quick Facts

    Professional Ratings: 95 The Wine Advocate, 93 International Wine Cellar, 93 Wine & Spirits, 92 Wine Enthusiast, 91 Wine Spectator

    Region: Tuscany, Italy

    Varietal: Sangiovese

    Other Info: Collectible Wines

    Style: Big & Bold

    Alcohol By Volume: 14.5%

    • 10%
    • 16%

    Item no. 99550

    Winemaker's Notes:

    Brunello is the prince of Montalcino wines, produced exclusively from Sangiovese grapes picked by hand from vines at least 20 years old. After careful fermentation at controlled temperatures, Tenuta Il Poggione Brunello di Montalcino is matured for 3 years in French oak barrels. After being aged in wood, the wine is bottle aged for a time, an essential process in guaranteeing the pleasing quality and complex attributes that have made this wine world-famous.

    Ruby red color tending to garnet, very intense, persistent nose with red fruit notes. Warm, balanced flavor with velvet-smooth tannins. Long-lasting aroma.

    Serve with red meats, game, mature cheeses.

    Critical Acclaim:

    The 2004 Brunello di Montalcino is awesome. This finessed, regal Brunello flows onto the palate with seamless layers of perfumed fruit framed by silky, finessed tannins. The wine remains extremely primary at this stage, and its full range of aromas and flavors have yet to emerge, but the sheer pedigree of this Brunello is unmistakable. The elegant, refined finish lasts an eternity, and subtle notes of menthol, spices, licorice and leather add final notes of complexity. The estate’s 2004 Brunello is a wine to buy and bury in the deepest corner of the cellar. Brunello is never inexpensive, but this is the real deal, and in relative terms, it is one of the world’s great values in fine, cellar worthy wine. Incredibly, there are 18,000+ cases of the 2004 Brunello, so it should be fairly easy to source in various markets. The Brunello is made from four vineyards ranging from 250 to 400 meters in altitude, all in Sant'Angelo in Colle. The wines from the various vineyards were aged separately in French oak casks prior to being assembled and bottled. Anticipated maturity: 2014-2034.

    95 Points
    The Wine Advocate

    Good deep red. Sexy nose offers raspberry, spices, coconut, dried flowers, tobacco and potpourri: almost Lafite-like. The suave, complex and energetic in the mouth, offering lovely vinosity to the sappy red fruit and floral flavors. Finishes long and vibrant, combining enticing sweetness and firm, saline grip. Really spreads out horizontally on the back.

    93 Points
    International Wine Cellar

    Good deep red. Sexy nose offers raspberry, spices, coconute, dried flowers, tobacco and potpourri: almost Lafite-like. Then suave, complex and energetic in the mouth, offering lovely vinosity to the sappy red fruit and floral flavors. Finishes long and vibrant, combining enticing sweetness and firm, saline grip. Really spreads out horizontally on the back.

    93 Points
    Wine & Spirits

    High quality and easy availability (more than 17,000 cases are made) make this Brunello a sure bet for consumers who love the rich tastes of Tuscany. The wine boasts an immediate and intense delivery of blackberry, cedar and pressed blue flowers. It has natural denseness and firmness that fuel a long and satisfying finish.

    92 Points
    Wine Enthusiast

    Has blackberry and coffee bean, with a hint of cream on the nose. Full-bodied and tight, with slightly austere and chewy tannins, but there is pretty, ripe fruit underneath it all. Best after 2010.

    91 Points
    Wine Spectator
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