Avg Score 17

Il Poggione

Vintage Country Region Average Price Grape Variety
2011 Italy Tuscany £12 Sangiovese,

Nicholas Belfrage

16

Quite deep, with a bit of turn on rim. A bit metallic on the nose. Quite a butch palate, though correct, with firm acid and tannins generally under control—maybe a bit drying? But could come together: pazienza. Drink 2014+.

Tim Atkin MW

17

Mid-garnet, with a little development at the rim. Balsamic, savory, slightly reductive nose and palate, but the flavors are subtle, and there’s a haunting sweetness to the fruit that is almost Volnay-like. Spicy, with a hint of clove and pepper, medium tannins, and quite a light frame. Elegant, cooler-climate style.

Bruno Besa

18

Deep garnet to tawny. Intense, deep, black-fruit character, with great complexity: prunes, cherries, cedar, smoke, and cinnamon. Full body, with sweet, mature red and black fruit; very balanced and a joy to drink.