Poggio San Polo Brunello di Montalcino DOCG 2015
(Tuscany, Italy) - [WE 95] [JS 95] [RP 93] [WS 92] [VM 90]
Regular price $65.00 Sale price $49.99 Save $15.01
About the winery:
In 2007, Marilisa Allegrini (of the Veneto's esteemed Allegrini winery!) and Leonardo LoCascio (head of US importer Winebow) purchased the property, and brought in winemaker Nicola Biasi to build on San Polo's already considerable reputation and impressive levels of quality: Poggio San Polo's Brunello di Montalcino have consistently achieved outstanding ratings since the 1997 vintage.
The vineyards at San Polo were planted between 1990 and 2000 with the goal of making the highest quality Brunello di Montalcino. With an altitude of 1350 feet above sea level, their southern facing vineyard receives optimal sun exposure and is the highest in Montalcino. The vineyard also has natural terraces facing the stunning Sant'Antimo Valley and is entirely dedicated to Brunello di Montalcino.Notes from the Winemaker:
Our Brunello from San Polo has a lengthy ageing potential and can further improve with extended bottle ageing. This is due both to the characteristics of the soils on which the grapes are grown - the calcareous content provides ideal conditions for Sangiovese - and the position of the vineyards on the beautiful hills at San Polo.
Intense and bright ruby red with garnet highlights, this wine reveals typical aromas of violets and small red berries. There is a distinctive aroma of woodland undergrowth, aromatic wood and a light note of vanilla and preserved fruit, followed by subtle nuances of coffee. The nose is intense, persistent, broad and ethereal.
Ratings & Reviews
95 Points - Wine Enthusiast Magazine:
"Wild berry, camphor, tobacco and cocoa aromas fill the glass. Smooth, juicy and delicious, the full-bodied palate delivers ripe black cherry, raspberry compote and licorice while firm fine-grained tannins offer support. Fresh acidity keeps it balanced. Drink 2022–2027." - Kerin O’Keefe (7/1/2020)
95 Points - James Suckling:
"The ripe red fruit here is so expressive and floral, featuring dried rose petals, hibiscus, poppies, dried strawberries and raspberries. It falls inwards on the palate, compressed and captivating, gathering rough-edged strands of tannins as it goes, threading them through an iron-fisted, central core of flavor and texture. Drink from 2025." (9 Sep, 2019 )
93 Points - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate:
"Recognized by its red shield-shaped label, the Poggio San Polo 2015 Brunello di Montalcino is a dark and nicely concentrated expression of Sangiovese. This wine shows proverbial meat on its bones with rich cherry and cassis, backed by cola, potting soil and balsam wood. The bouquet grows in intensity as the wine warms in the glass. The tannins are well integrated within the depth and length of the mouthfeel. Give this Brunello a few more years to flesh out and soften." - Monica Larner (Oct 2020)
92 Points - Wine Spectator:
"A more delicate style than many 2015s, this displays cherry, strawberry, mineral and tobacco flavors. Builds in weight as the solid matrix of tannins asserts itself on the lively finish. Best from 2022 through 2038. 3,500 cases made, 1,250 cases imported." - BS (Jun 30, 2020)
90 Points - Vinous Media:
"The 2015 Brunello di Montalcino shows dusty black cherries, offset by minty herbs, sweet, almost-exotic spices, and then grounded by a whiff of undergrowth. On the palate, soft textures pave the way for a savory expression of ripe red fruits, with subtle hints of spice and inner floral tones that mount toward the close. The finish is medium in length, resonating on savory fruits and herbs with a mineral twang. The 2015 San Polo is already quite easy to like, and I don’t see much reason to hold it for longer than a few years." - Eric Guido (Apr 2020)