Brunello 2015: IL POGGIONE (97 WA)

Il Poggione Estate

The best vintage since 2010, 2015 Brunellos are now starting to be released to much excitement.

The summer of 2015 was like 2010, sunny and warm with just enough rain to help the grapes get to perfect levels of ripeness, while cooler nights helped to preserve excellent acidity levels. Many winemakers are now also fine-tuning their work in the vineyard and the cellar, managing ripeness better and adjusting extraction towards a gentler style of winemaking. The hallmarks of 2015 then, are beautiful aromatics, opulent fruit on the palate,  exceptional creaminess to their textures that mark them out. Structured energetic and long, ‘15s have the balanced richness to ensure a wide drinking window.


"The 2015 vintage is a historical year for Brunello di Montalcino that nobody should miss. The wines show impressive precision of vivid fruit, fine tannins and freshness in acidity despite their ripeness and richness which makes them some of the most exciting in years."
James Suckling

We are delighted to begin with Il Poggione 2015 -  one of our favourite and most popular Brunello estates.  A smart buy with the 2010 now at £380 a dozen, Il Poggione is consistently a standout value on release, with great quality at an affordable price. As wines are released we are sure that this will be seen as a must have purchase for Brunello lovers.


 

IL POGGIONE, Brunello di Montalcino 2015
£280 per 12x75 IB  /  £360 per 6x150 IB

"The Il Poggione 2015 Brunello di Montalcino shows a darker and more concentrated appearance than many of its peers. The wine is beautifully abundant and fragrant in the most exuberant and expressive manner. You will recognize aromas of moist soil, tobacco and smoke. Candied cherry hovers over the entire bouquet. Fruit is sourced from older vines (all over 25 years old). Il Poggione occupies a special spot within the Montalcino appellation, and the area always produces slightly more concentrated and powerful wines. I find that to be particularly true in this gorgeous 2015 vintage. I am also very attracted to that almost dusty note of crushed mineral that rides long on the full-bodied finish. Il Poggione's Brunello is also distinguished by firm, youthful tannin that need a few more years to unwind. Drink 2021-2045."
97 Wine Advocate, Monica Larner
 
"So many sour cherries rise up from the glass, along with orange rind and lemon peel. The full-bodied palate has a very serious and concentrated core of florals and fruit, and the tannins have an iron-fisted, strapping build. Long, chewy and structured. One of the best in years from here. Drink from 2025."
96 James Suckling
 
  

Contact us to enquire or register your interest.  Limited quantity available.  Available In Bond, UK.

Vintage Name Size Cs Bt GBP Price Per Actions scores
VIN BU JR DEC
2015 Brunello di Montalcino, Il Poggione 75cl 10 - £280 CS (12) [Add to shopping basket] 97 - - - -
2015 Brunello di Montalcino, Il Poggione 150cl 10 - £360 CS (6) [Add to shopping basket] - - - - -