Wow, what a wine! The 2016 Il Poggione Brunello di Montalcino is a magical wine that drinks well now but can cellar for decades. For years, one of the best producers of Montalcino was not represented in Australia. Well with the 2016 vintage that has all changed and we have managed to secure a fantastic allocation which we proudly offer to our customers today. If there is one Brunello from the fames 2016 vintage you need in your cellar, then this is it.
Personally, even though this wine has not been readily available in Australia, I have been buying vintage after vintage for one of my cellars that I have in Montalcino. This wine drinks so beautfully after a decade of cellaring and I consider this an absolute staple of my cellar. I am so glad that it is now in the good hands of a fantastic importer and I can store and cellar this wine in my cellar in Oz. It is truly a remarkable wine and it does not get any better with the 2016 vintage.
Like all the 2016 Brunello we have offered, the wines have sold out in a flash. If you love Brunello, this is a must have wine from the vintage.
One of the staples in the appellation for this flawless vintage. On the nose, blackberries and blackcurrants, officinal hints closing on the notes of licorice. Juicy, taut and crunchy mouthfeel. Savoury tannins and stunning persistence.
I’m not sure how Il Poggione manages to remain one of the largest producers of Brunello, maintaining such a high level of quality and turning out some of the best wines of the vintage year after year - but they do. The 2016 Brunello di Montalcino is yet another stunning example. Depths of mineral-encased black cherries, sage, allspice, licorice, tobacco and crushed violets lift up from the glass. It’s seamlessly silky, even as the palate is peppered with tart red and black berries, nervous acids and savory exotic spices. This shows the density and weight of the vintage in a youthfully monolithic stance, yet with all the necessary components to maintain perfect balance. The 2016 Il Poggione seems to fold in upon itself through the finish, which is dark, mysterious and structured, with only hints of black tea and licorice to tempt the imagination. It’s a classic in the making. Drink 2026 - 2040.
This Brunello leads with black cherry, black currant and violet aromas, augmented by flavors of iron, tobacco and spice. Dusty tannins emerge on the lingering finish, while the sweet fruit persists. Should be compelling in a decade. Best from 2025 through 2047.
The Il Poggione 2016 Brunello di Montalcino opens to a medium dark appearance with pretty Sangiovese shine and a little ruby sparkle. This vintage shows a slightly untamed or wild side with a dense and heavier fruit profile. The focus here is on blackberry, dried cherry, tobacco and even a touch of smoky tobacco or horse saddle. The wine shows the firm grip and tannic backbone that is a common trait in this vintage, especially with the vineyards on this southern, sunlit side of the appellation. I also get a considerable flash of acidity on the close, almost too much, that certainly needs a few more years to soften. You really need to wait with this one. Drink 2024 - 2044.