2006 Il Poggione Brunello di Montalcino (Pre-Arrival)
94 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2006 Brunello di Montalcino is another superb Brunello from Il Poggione. The ripeness of the vintage meets a classic sense of structure as this bold, full-bodied wine takes shape in the glass. The 2006 doesn't have the elegance or finesse of the 2004, instead it offers a decidedly more virile, masculine expression of Sangiovese. Dark cherries, tobacco, smoke and underbrush wrap around a wall of tannin as the finish builds to a majestic close. Il Poggione's Brunello remains one of the best values in fine, cellar-worthy wine. Anticipated maturity: 2016-2036." (05/11) 93 points Wine Enthusiast: "Thanks to 36 months of careful oak aging, this hearty Brunello opens with a dark, inky color, deep extraction and intense aromas of black cherry, chocolate, rum cake, cinnamon, mesquite and wet stone. Pair it with hand-made pasta and shaved black truffles." (04/11) 93 points Wine Spectator "A fresh, elegant style, featuring cherry, blackberry and spice aromas and flavors, with a vibrant structure and well-integrated tannins. This hangs together beautifully through the long finish, which echoes fruit and tobacco. Best from 2013 through 2025."