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Il Poggione Brunello di Montalcino 2018

Il Poggione Brunello di Montalcino

An unmissable symbol



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Spec sheet

TypeRed wine
AllergensContains sulfites
Alcohol contenti14.5%
Production200,000 bottles

The wine

One of the greatest classics of Brunello di Montalcino, always distinguished by its typical elegant silkiness. Fruit, incense, tobacco and minerality, a sumptuous wine that has become a true symbol of Montalcino and the Sangiovese variety.

What does this wine taste like?

An extremely elegant Brunello that will enchant us with its fragrance, balance and velvety texture. A wine that exhibits ripe fruit on the nose, leathery and tobacco notes, aromatic herbs and fine spices, and which caresses the palate and our senses. A wine with great balance, consistent on the nose and palate. 

Ruby red / Riflessi granati
Complex / Ripe fruit / Black pepper / Leather / Ash
Full-bodied / Warm / Tannino setoso / Balanced

Drinking and storing

A great choice for enjoying now or keeping to have within the next few years.

Serve between 16ºC and 18ºC

Food pairing

Excellent in combination with sumptuous meat and game dishes; also ideal with aged cheeses.

Sausages and ham
Red meat
Cured cheeses
Roast meats
Small game

Ratings and awards

201894 PK94 SK
201794+ PK91 SK91 DC
201695 PK18 JR97 VN96 WS
201597 PK17.5 JR96 SK95 WS90 DC
201494 PK15.5 JR91 SK92 WS91 DC
201396 PK17+ JR92 SK93 WS96 DC
PK: ParkerJR: Jancis robinsonSK: SucklingVN: VinousWS: Wine spectatorDC: Decanter

Wine critics reviewsReviews by Parker, Jancis Robinson, and Suckling

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. Production is an ample 200,000 bottles.

— Monica Larner (30/11/2020)Robert Parker Wine Advocate Vintage 2016 - 95 PARKER

Lustrous ruby. Savoury, meaty and brooding. Still quite closed. With aeration stony minerally notes emerge. Bags of sour-cherry and raspberry fruit in perfect balance with the finely chiselled tannins. Mouth-watering, long and focused.

— Walter Speller (30/03/2021) Vintage 2016 - 18 JANCIS ROBINSON

A red with blackberry, cherry, some walnut and chocolate, as well as mahogany. Tea, too. It’s full-bodied and firm-tannined with beautiful length and depth. Linear and very fine. Drink after 2024.

— James Suckling (11/11/2021) Vintage 2016 - 94 SUCKLING

Customer reviews

63 reviews


The Brunello is the ace of the Montalcino wines, produced exclusively from grapes of the Sangiovese variety; in this case, picked by hand from the estate’s oldest vines.

Fermentation occurs at a controlled temperature (25-28 °C) in stainless steel tanks and by the action of yeasts from the actual vineyard. The cap remains submerged and malolactic fermentation is also allowed to take place in the same container. Afterwards, the Tenuta Il Poggione Brunello di Montalcino is aged in French oak barrels.

After its oak-ageing, the wine is matured in bottle: this is an essential process for guaranteeing the pleasantness and complexity which have made the Brunello di Montalcino become world famous.

Vinification materialStainless steel
Ageing period36 months
Type of woodFrench oak


Altitude450.00 meters

The winery

Tenuta Il Poggione

Tenuta Il Poggione

Tenuta Il Poggione, now one of the largest wineries in the Montalcino municipality, extends over nearly 600 hectares divided into vineyards (125 ha), olive groves (70 ha), and other agricultural lands and forests. The winery is founded on the care and special attention dedicated to producing fine red wines, but also on being engaged in diversified and environmentally friendly agriculture, in which the vineyard alternates with other crops, and where wild animals are allowed...