Among the very best values in cellar worthy wine anywhere - 2010 Il Poggione Brunello di Montalcino

Posted by Ian McFadden

Show-Stopping 2010 Brunello Value
2010 Il Poggione Brunello di Montalcino

"The Poggione Brunellos, especially the straight bottling, remain among the very best values in cellar worthy wine anywhere in the world." -Antonio Galloni

Today, we take this perennial overachiever to the next level. We're happy to offer Il Poggione Brunello from a great vintage and at a very sharp price.

As Galloni writes above, there are few better deals for the cellar around. When you factor in the outrageous quality of the 2010 vintage, this becomes a "don't miss" deal.

The 2010 Brunello vintage hardly needs an introduction. It's certainly an extraordinary vintage that will be remembered for decades. While so many of the heralded vintages are straight-up blockbusters of power, 2010 is different. The headliner with 2010 is purity, clarity of expression in the most detailed fashion. There's plenty of concentration, for sure, but it's the total package of length, finesse, structure and pristine freshness that make the vintage especially noteworthy.

The short version is that 2010 delivers what I love most about Brunello. For me, Brunello is about aromatics. This is something that Il Poggione excels at, and the 2010 delivers Sangiovese Grosso's aromatics in an absolutely beguiling fashion.

The 2010 Il Poggione Brunello gets straight to the beating heart of Brunello. Think of wildly complex aromatics of roses, spice, incense, earth, minerals and game. All of this is cast against a backdrop of raw power and refined tannins. Simply put, this is an impressive wine.

Il Poggione is an estate that's been making spectacular traditional Brunellos for well over fifty years. The style has always been centered around a powerful, richly layered expression of Brunello married to beautifully detailed aromatics, soil tones and magnificent regal grandeur.

Still, recent vintages have seen Il Poggione's wines hit an even higher level. They've broken into the ranks of Brunello's best. The 2010 catches quality in full stride. At this price, I suggest that you stock up.

To order, please email us at or call the store at (212) 980-9463.

Ian McFadden
Director, Fine & Rare
Crush Wine & Spirits

2010 Il Poggione Brunello di Montalcino