Don’t know much about Brunello as sangiovese isn’t one of my favourite Italian grapes , and it’s out of my league anyway, but I managed to pick up a Poggione 2018 in a sale here in Portugal. Is it any good? Round about 30 quid.
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Hmph! I’ve not tried one yet but I did buy one to try back in June…at the full price, of course!
I really like Poggione, but I would keep a 2018 for at least another 5 years, as I like my Brunellos with some tertiary flavours. I paid £37-38 for my 2015 and 2016s. The youngest I have drunk was a 2013 about a year ago, it was very nice.
That might have broken my wine buying freeze. Had a magnum of the 2010 on my birthday in April. Fantastic wine
Poggione for me falls in a wonderful group of wines that are very good, not cheap per se but can be solid perennial buys given value for money.
Produttori Barbaresco being another member of that club.
For those that are fans how long do you wait to wait to broach these in general and the 2020 in particular?
The 2017 was in a good spot earlier this year. Yeah I was wondering whether I should hold off on my 2020s too
I have the 414 earmarked for about 4 years so around 2025 and the fattoria for around 6 years so 2026. Both of those put it about mid TWS window which I have generally found to be a good target time for drinking most TWS wines, though for the bigger wines I will go considerably longer than that.
Has anyone tried this?
Not a bad Friday
Wow, what was the highlight - the Salvioni I guess?
That was one of mine and was meant to be a backup to the Mastrojanni but was opened by mistake.
It was good but not great. Nice tertiary development and still some tannic bite but quite serious and four square.
The Siro Pacenti was rather lovely and probably my fav of the run along with the Caparsa Vin Santo
From the other side of the room, this was our lineup. The Galatrona showed very well and the Colleoni reinforced my view that the 2012 Brunellos are in a good place at the moment. Nothing mind blowing today but beats working and very good fun!
Blimey. The day after this tasting?!. Your liver is made of stronger stuff than mine
Hoping for a nice quiet weekend now!
That is handy Mike thank you. Checking CTI have been drinking 414 at 2-3 years. I must try and squirrel some away for longer as a regular buy each year. I will need to be patient with the fattoria. I am in that tricky period were I have just discovered the joy of aged sangiovese but am yet to find the individual wines I like and wish to buy and hold onto. There are worse conundrums.
Mixed case of three aged Boglietti Barolos just landed. My resistance lasted all of two minutes.