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2005 Il Poggione Brunello di Montalcino
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92 Points | Stephen Tanzer's IWC - July 2010

Good medium-deep red. Red cherry, redcurrant, licorice and mint aromas are lifted by a violet element on the flamboyant nose. The floral quality carries through on the palate, which offers compelling inner-mouth perfume to its flavors of sour red cherry, licorice and sweet spices. A suave sangiovese with smooth tannins and subtle, spicy length, but turns slightly austere at the back owing to strong but harmonious acids. One of the best wines of the vintage.

90 Points | Wine Spectator
93 Points | Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate

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Solid wine from top producer
by Hamlet14086314
Although the '05 Il Poggione is not as heralded as the '04 or '06, it is still an outstanding Brunello. It is already approachable and has a long, rich finish. Delicious.


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