August 15, 2020 - Sadly more than half of the bottles I purchased had issues. Would not buy again due to this inconsistency.
May 2, 2020 - Bit of a last minute decision to open it but worth it.
Classic Tuscan flavours (morello cherries and all that) but with hints of sloes and even rich fruit cake in there too. Nose was slightly closed (and stayed that way) but there were some tobacco notes in there, maybe even some cinnamon. Perhaps getting towards the end of its life but still a lot of fruit, even if in the dried fruit end of the spectrum. Excellent length
September 12, 2017 - Tart cherry and tobacco with soft tannins. No burn from the alcohol. This wine is on the dryer side and was very good alongside lasagna
March 17, 2017 - Wow. This is FULLY mature. This is the second poggione that has made a sudden lurch towards maturity, the Rosso '10 showing earthy cherries, mushrooms, broken down flavours and forest floor. This is VERY soft, though the nose doesn't show it with a sharpness that doesn't come through on the palate. It is interesting that this is so at the end of its life; it still had plenty of acidity and tart fruit a year ago but this has practically collapsed. Not to say it isn't lovely - it is. But clearly, this is in its last throws and further cellaring would be a waste. 91
September 3, 2016 - beautiful rosso, soft tannins and still some decent acids. The red fruit and a little garrigue are well integrated. At the background floral notes, cedar wood a little balsamico and minerality. Hold max two years.
January 24, 2016 - Real quality here, a sharp blast of aromatic, dry and satisfying fruit. Lighter in style than the brunello (which in the earlier years I prefer) this is a serious wine for the money and one well worth buying in good vintages. Maybe a little too sharp but this is great. 90
December 15, 2015 - Le fruit étant sur le départ, il faut boire ce vin rapidement.
August 15, 2015 - Well made Sangiovese. Drinking well right now in my opinion, but definitely several years of life left on it.
April 15, 2015 - In this showing it really dawned on me how longlifed this bottling will probably be. On opening, some funky aroma which took some hours to blow off (actually it got better on day 2) it blossomed into a perfumed nose with roses, violets, sage, balsamico and a palate which showed incredible backbone and structure for this bottling, and nice complexities almost as seen with rosso's from Poggio Sotto or Il poggione own brunello bottling. Something which i didnt experience so much on previous showings. It has gained quite a lot of weight but remains a red fruited, elegant, and true version of Sangiovese, finish is long and the tannins are there in spades. Will probably drink well beyond 2020 with good storage. Was drunk without food, and it wont kill you! but can certainly see it pair well with pasta red sauce type of dishes
January 26, 2015 - Best of the six bottles I bought on release. All the pieces are in harmony at this point. Yum.