One of the most highly regarded wineries in all of Tuscany, Tenuta Il Poggione makes incredibly powerful wines for collectors and everyday drinkers alike. Intense ruby red in appearance. Layered aromas of red fruit, savoury spices and leather notes. The tannins are silky and the fruit comes back in multiple layers. Its long finish confirms that this wine is ready to drink now, but can be enjoyed for 20 years or more.
97 Points - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
This single-vineyard Riserva delivers a generous, abundant and determined personality. The 2015 Brunello di Montalcino Riserva Vigna Paganelli benefits from a warm and sun-soaked microclimate that is shielded from cold winter winds. You can taste the good health of the grapes thanks to those very direct aromas of black cherry, plum, tar, campfire ash and chalky mineral. 95 Points - Jeb Dunnuck
Vigna Paganelli is the estate’s oldest vineyard planted in 1964, and the wine was aged for over 40 months in large French oak of various sizes. The 2015 Vigna Paganelli Riserva is rich with cola aromatics, licorice, and black cherry. There is a concentrated core of fruit, with vanilla and cedar. The structure is persistent with grippy tannins and acidity that perseveres through the darkness of the fruit. This is a luxurious wine that will need time to unravel and soften.
95 Points - Wine Spectator
This red is subtle and laced with cherry, plum and floral notes, backed by vibrant acidity. Earth and tobacco accents add depth. It took a few moments of aeration to shake off the cobwebs, and this isn't an expressive style, but it has its appeal. Will need time to absorb the substantial tannins.
93 Points - Wine Enthusiast
Baked plum, new leather, camphor and scorched earth aromas waft out of the glass on this powerfully built red. Full-bodied and concentrated, the dense palate delivers cherry marinated in spirits, prune, licorice and tobacco framed in tightly knit, close-grained tannins. You’ll also notice the heat of evident alcohol on the close but the ripe fruit supports it.