Author: Charlie Whittington

2012 Brunello di Montalcino Il Poggione | 95+ points

October 17th 2017


Tenuta Il Poggione is one of the undisputed Brunello stars of Tuscany’s Montalcino. With a history that dates back to the 19th century, Il Poggione’s reputation has been cemented as one of the most important growers of this famous area. This substantial 120 hectare estate in Sant’Angelo in Colle, on Montalcino’s southeasterly slopes, combines the best traditional methods with the finest modern techniques within a gleaming state of the art winery, a project that was completed in 2004.

Ch Léoville Las Cases 2ème Cru St Julien | £1,050 per 6 IB | “Yeah, it’s good” 98-100 points, Neal Martin

June 12th 2017


It is easy to over-eulogise in extremely fine vintages such as this one. But as we reach the zenith of the 2016 campaign there is one wine that fully deserves every glowing adjective in the book; a wine that encompasses all of the finest points of 2016, that ticks every box and flirts with perfection – Château Léoville Las Cases.

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