Il Poggione Brunello di Montalcino Riserva "Vigna Paganelli" 2006 DOCG [3.0L] (Tuscany, Italy) - [WA 97] [WE 96] [ST 94]

Il Poggione Brunello di Montalcino Riserva "Vigna Paganelli" 2006 DOCG [3.0L]
(Tuscany, Italy) - [WA 97] [WE 96] [ST 94]

Regular price $650.00 Sale price $529.97 Save $120.03

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About this Winery: 
One of the most highly regarded wineries in all of Tuscany, Tenuta Il Poggione makes incredibly powerful wines for collectors and everyday drinkers alike. It is also one of the original three producers of Brunello di Montalcino, and helped to establish the standards of excellence for Montalcino. Located in Sant' Angelo in Colle in the commune of Montalcino, Tenuta Il Poggione was established at the end of the 19th century by Lavinio Franceschi and is still owned today by the 5th generation of its founder, siblings Leopoldo and Livia Franceschi. Reviewer Antonio Galloni has said that: "For the money, there is not a single better wine being made in Montalcino than Il Poggione's Brunello."

About This Wine:
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.

Ratings & Reviews

97 Points - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate:
"The 2006 Brunello di Montalcino Riserva Vigna Paganelli is huge, powerful and totally implosive. The seductive allure of the 2007 is nowhere to be found. Instead, the 2006 is built on a serious spine of formidable tannin and dark red/black fruit. Hints of tar, licorice, rose petals and tobacco inform the powerful, virile finish. The 2006 is going to require considerable patience, but it is clearly a jewel of a wine, even at this early stage." - Antonio Galloni (4/2012)

96 Points & Cellar Selection - Wine Enthusiast:
"This vineyard-designated riserva delivers perfumed notes of red rose, pressed flower and a bright, berry-driven bouquet. In the mouth, this is a plump, bold wine with thick concentration and loads of dark fruit such as blackberry and plum. The tannic firmness suggests at least 10 years of cellar aging. Overall, it is beautiful, elegant and bold." (5/2012)

94 Points - Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar:
"Bright, dark red with ruby highlights. Youthfully medicinal aromas of dark fruits and minerals. Brooding and primary today, with powerful black cherry, licorice, mineral and menthol flavors dominated by the wine's firm tannic spine. This extremely backward, structured riserva will need a good eight to ten years of aging and should be long-lived, but it's tough going today." - Stephen Tanzer (7/2012)