Poggio Il Castellare Brunello di Montalcino 2016 / 750 ml.

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SP9494 pts. - Wine Spectator - Jun 30, 2021
This Brunello is well-marked by new oak, adding a vanilla note and wood tannins. Black cherry, blackberry, iron and menthol flavors lay underneath. Dusty tannins line the finish, which is long, finding a nice equilibrium. Best from 2024 through 2038. 5,000 cases made, 3,000 cases imported. (Bruce Sanderson)
JS9292 pts. - JamesSuckling.com - Wednesday, August 4, 2021
Lots of new wood with some berry and cherry character. Spices, too. Medium body. Fresh finish. Tannic and slightly austere. Needs time to soften and come together. Try after 2024. (James Suckling)

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Primary Grape: Sangiovese | All Grapes: Sangiovese Grosso

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Poggio Il Castellare

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SP94 94 pts. / Wine Spectator (Jun 30, 2021)

This Brunello is well-marked by new oak, adding a vanilla note and wood tannins. Black cherry, blackberry, iron and menthol flavors lay underneath. Dusty tannins line the finish, which is long, finding a nice equilibrium. Best from 2024 through 2038. 5,000 cases made, 3,000 cases imported. (Bruce Sanderson)

JS92 92 pts. / JamesSuckling.com (Wednesday, August 4, 2021)

Lots of new wood with some berry and cherry character. Spices, too. Medium body. Fresh finish. Tannic and slightly austere. Needs time to soften and come together. Try after 2024. (James Suckling)

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Region / Tuscany

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There are few regions as picturesque as Italy's Tuscany. And there are few regions that produce finer wines, either. Tuscany is home to legendary wine regions Brunello di Montalcino and Chianti, among others, where the red wine grape Sangiovese is king. It's also home to "Super Tuscans," a category of Tuscan wines that don't officially fall within the Italian wine classification system.

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Italy is famous for its powerful, sleek, and elegant reds wines from ancient growing areas with legendary names such as Chianti, Barolo, Barbaresco, Montepulciano. Italian white wines are also gaining popularity: Orvieto, Pinot Grigio, and Sauvignon are excellent examples of Italian white wines.

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SKU 2711
Product Type Wine
Alternate Name Poggio Il Castellare Brunello di Montalcino
Country Italy
Region Tuscany
Product Location - Location-Appellation Brunello di Montalcino
Package Size 750 ml.
Proof/Alcohol by Volume 14.5%
Wine/Spirit Brand Poggio Il Castellare
Bottles per Case 12
Vintage 2016
Can it Be Shipped Yes
Premier Pick No
Wine Type Table Wine
Wine - Color Red
Grape(s) Sangiovese Grosso
Primary Grape Sangiovese
Food Pairing Pasta with red sauce
Occasion Pairing Hosting gift
Dollar Sale (Y/N) No
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VN9191 pts. - Vinous - Aug 2019
The 2016 Chiarti Riserva Cosmu is dense, powerful and richly constituted. Super-ripe dark cherry, tobacco, spice, cedar and leather all flesh out in this ample, full- bodied Chianti that reflects the character of these clay-rich soils. I find a Brunello-like structure in this potent, hugely rewarding Chianti Riserva, a wine that far overachieves its humble appellation. The 2016 spent 12–14 months in cask. Don’t miss it. (Antonio Galloni)
JS8888 pts. - JamesSuckling.com - Monday, August 8, 2022
A medium-to full-bodied red with blueberries, dried cherries, mushrooms and grilled meat on the nose. Dense and meaty, with ripe and earthy elements and ripe tannins. Drink now. (James Suckling)
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Italy | Tuscany | Chianti

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JS9494 pts. - JamesSuckling.com - Thursday, November 4, 2021
Attractive aromas of ripe cherry and plum with some flowers follow through to a full body. The rich and intense tannins remain polished and long at the end. Needs time to come together. Best after 2023.
VN9292 pts. - Vinous - Dec 2021
The 2016 Brunello di Montalcino Riserva La Togata is dark and moody in the glass, notes of plum sauce, cloves and tobacco forming its bouquet. It’s velvety-smooth with a pleasant inner sweetness that gives way to a more tactile mix of mineral-tinged red berries and balsamic spice. There’s admirable depth but also focus here as it tapers off long and moderately structured. La Togata’s 2016 Riserva could use two to three years of cellaring to soften, but also to allow its bouquet to come fully into focus. Very nice. (Eric Guido)
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Tassi Rosso di Montalcino 2016 / 750 ml.

2016 / 750 ml.

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JS9292 pts. - JamesSuckling.com - Thursday, November 7, 2019
Refined and polished rosso with fine tannins and berry and cherry character. Hints of hazelnuts. Medium body. Fresh finish. From organically grown grapes. Drink now.
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Italy | Tuscany | Rosso di Montalcino

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SP9898 pts. - Wine Spectator - Jun 30, 2022
Offers forthcoming aromas and flavors of blackberry, black currant, licorice, tobacco and vanilla backed by vivid acidity and dusty tannins, with a long, saline finish. Showing enough fruit and structure to absorb the oakiness over time, this is balanced overall and poised for a promising future. Best from 2026 through 2045. 800 cases made, 350 cases imported. (Bruce Sanderson)
VN9797 pts. - Vinous - Dec 2021
Rich and deeply alluring, the 2016 Brunello di Montalcino Riserva wafts up to display crushed ashen stone mixed with hints of ginger, dusty florals and black cherry preserves. This is velvety-smooth and pliant in feel, lifted by cooling herbal and mineral tones, as an opulent wave of ripe red and black fruits washes across the palate, leaving a staining of minerals and spice in its wake. It’s long and structured, in need of further time to come fully into focus, yet somehow the 2016 Riserva remains completely fresh, tapering off to inner earth tones and hints of blueberry. Time will reveal further depths. This is an utterly classic Uccelliera Brunello in the making.
RP9696 pts. - Robert Parker’s The Wine Advocate - 17th Feb 2022
The 2016 Brunello di Montalcino Riserva is a terrific wine: bold, well-defined, powerful and balanced. There are many good things to relate, but the high alcohol content (measured at 15.5%) is the only distraction. This is a trend in the Riserva category in the 2016 vintage. The bouquet shows black cherry, cassis, earth, leather and dried roses. The palate offers soft fruit flavors supported by firm oak tannins. Coming back to the bottle 24 hours later, I found impressive integration and smoothness that took away from that alcohol heat. Production is 9,600 bottles.
JS9595 pts. - JamesSuckling.com - Thursday, November 4, 2021
This is really polished and refined, yet remains polished and beautiful, with cherries and berries, as well as light hazelnut and walnut undertones. Compact and silky. Drink after 2024, but already so attractive.
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SP9494 pts. - Wine Spectator - May 6, 2021
Perfumed, this red reveals rose, cherry, raspberry, juniper and sage aromas and flavors. Elegant and detailed, offers bright acidity and fine-grained tannins that add up to finesse and a lingering aftertaste. Best from 2023 through 2042. 2,500 cases made, 1,500 cases imported. (Bruce Sanderson)
VN9393 pts. - Vinous - Apr 2020
The 2015 Brunello di Montalcino is seductive, with its sweet spices and floral tones in a bouquet that gives way to dusty black cherry with grounding notes of worn leather and shaved cedar. Dark, ripe fruits, propelled by vibrant acids, and a mix of cooling minerals, savory spice, and fine tannins settle in. The finish is long and structured, with resonating acids, as ripe red fruits and sweet spices slowly fade under an air of pretty red florals. This is a gorgeous expression that can be enjoyed now but will also perform beautifully over the medium term in the cellar. A wonderful mix of ripeness and structure.
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