Il Poggione 2010 Brunello di Montalcino Riserva, Vigna Paganelli
The wines of Il Poggione show consistent exceptional quality year in and year out. In the outstanding 2010 vintage their Brunellos are once again a benchmark for the rest of the region. The Brunello DOCG was selected by the Wine Spectator as the #4 Wine of 2015. This very limited single vineyard Riserva got a score of 98+ from the Wine Advocate who said "The 2010 Brunello di Montalcino Riserva Vigna Paganelli is a phenomenal achievement and a wine that captures not only the spirit of this classic vintage, but the true essence of an age-worthy wine like Brunello. This single vineyard Riserva is sharp, pristine and immaculate. It starts slow and shy, but then blossoms to beautiful intensity and aromatic brilliance. It delivers a very authentic and genuine read of Sangiovese with wild berry aromas followed by pressed violets, wet earth, tobacco and lightly toasted spice. The bouquet is seamless and very long in persistence. The same holds true for the mouthfeel. The wine delivers a fine and silky texture with a good dose of power and personality at the rear."