2005 il poggione, brunello di montalcino, vigna paganelli riserva
Why We're Buying
Il Poggione Vigna Paganelli Riserva is the equivalent of a straight A student. Each year, it earns ratings from critics in the high 90s, including the Vinibuoni d'Italia Golden Star award for the 2006 and 2005 vintages. Not only is it ripe and rich, but, as wine critic James Suckling put it, "This stunning Brunello has decades of life ahead of it."
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
The 2005 Brunello di Montalcino Riserva Vigna Paganelli is a phenomenal effort in this average vintage. I am amazed by the estate's ability to make a wine with this level of textural richness, depth and sheer power in 2005. This is a dark, inward Brunello loaded with black fruit, smoke, tar, menthol and a host of other dark, sensual aromas and flavors. The wine’s length and intensity are truly a marvel to behold. Like the 2003, I expect demand for the 2005 Riserva to be relatively weak given all of the interest for the 2006s and more highly-regarded vintages of the Riserva, which means this wine will almost certainly be available at favorable pricing somewhere down the line. It is a stunner. The 2005 Riserva spent 25 days on the skins and 40 months in French oak casks. Anticipated maturity: 2015-2035.
Riserva Vigna Paganelli is an outstanding wine with bold chocolate and exotic spice aromas that are folded deep within the wine’s solid, succulent structure. This expression earns high marks thanks to the impressively rich and creamy feel it imparts in the mouth.