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Il Poggione Brunello di Montalcino Riserva Vigna Paganelli 2003Il Poggione Brunello di Montalcino Riserva Vigna Paganelli 2003
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Size: 750ml
Varietal: Sangiovese
Country: Italy
Region: Tuscany
Sub-Region: Montalcino
Producer: Il Poggione

WS 92 WA 93


Produced only in the best years and in limited quantities, Brunello di Montalcino Riserva 2003 Vigna Paganelli is made exclusively with Sangiovese grapes sourced from the eponymous vineyard, planted in 1964. An austere, "classic" and aristocratic Brunello, it is a wine that honors the blazon and the image of the wine symbol of Montalcino

Dense ruby red color with garnet hues

The nose is rich of warm tones, red fruit, spices, liquorice

On the palate it is a thoroughbred, with a flavorful weave of silky tannins that are greeted with the freshness and structure that is typical of a great vintage. With a very long and overwhelming finish, it is a wine that will further evolve in the years to come.

Reviews:

"Rich, decadent aromas of blackberry and dried rose, with hints of prune. Full-bodied, with delicious fruit, very round tannins and a long finish. Layered and beautiful. Best after 2010.—" -Rated 92, Wine Spectator

"The 2003 Brunello di Montalcino Riserva Vigna Paganelli is made from old vines in the estate’s Paganelli vineyard in Sant’Angelo in Colle. It is surprisingly fresh in its expression of red cherries, tobacco, leather, earthiness and spices. Deceptively medium in body, the wine reveals gorgeous length and a refined, silky finish, both qualities that are exceptionally rare in this vintage. This is high-class Sangiovese. In the torrid 2003, winemaker Fabrizio Bindocci gave the Riserva 12 days of fermentation/maceration on the skins, and aged the wine in large French oak casks. For the Riserva the estate vinfies with 100% stems, and also uses a higher percentage of newer oak. I wouldn’t be surprised to see the 2003 Riserva merit a higher score in a few years. The 1975 Riserva – from another super-hot vintage- was breathtaking when last tasted about two years ago?.and the Paganelli vineyard was only 10 years old at the time! Anticipated maturity: 2010-2028. " -Rated 93, Robert Parker's Wine Advocate