2006 Brunello di Montalcino Riserva Paganelli Il Poggione

Colour
Red
Producer
Il Poggione
Region
Montalcino, Italy
Grape
Sangiovese
Drinking
2017-2036
Case Size
6x75cl
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2006 Brunello di Montalcino Riserva Paganelli Il Poggione
Colour
Red
Producer
Il Poggione
Region
Montalcino, Italy
Grape
Sangiovese
Drinking
2017-2036
Case Size
6x75cl
Available Now

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Case price

£300.00 (Ex. VAT)

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(1 in stock)

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Tasting Notes

Antonio Galloni, April 2012, Score: 97

The 2006 Brunello di Montalcino Riserva Vigna Paganelli is huge, powerful and totally implosive. The seductive allure of the 2007 is nowhere to be found. Instead, the 2006 is built on a serious spine of formidable tannin and dark red/black fruit. Hints of tar, licorice, rose petals and tobacco inform the powerful, virile finish. The 2006 is going to require considerable patience, but it is clearly a jewel of a wine, even at this early stage. 97 points.

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Region

Montalcino, Italy

Located southwest of Chianti, Montalcino came into its own in the late 1880s when local producer,Biondi-Santi, discovered a Sangiovese clone in his vineyard that was darker in colour than the rest. Its colour, however, was not its only attribute. It produced a wine with notable body, structure and length. He named it ‘brunello' meaning little dark one.This grape's genetic properties along with Montalcino's relatively temperate climate combine tocreate a wine stylistically different to that of more northerly Chianti. They are usually releasedapproximately 5 years after the vintage following 2 to 4 years ageing in wood. The denomination ofRiserva indicates a wine usually produced with more concentrated grapes than the traditional cuvéeand requires a minimum of one additional year of ageing.Today, Montalcino has become one of the most sought after appellations in the Tuscan region.

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