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1999 IL Poggione Brunello Di Montalcino Riserva 750ml
 1999 IL Poggione Brunello Di Montalcino Riserva 750ml
Tuscany, Italy    
1999 IL Poggione Brunello Di Montalcino Riserva 750ml
Special Price: $79.99
Suggested Retail Price: $99.99

Availability: Usually ships the same business day if ordered before 3 PST

Item #: 50237

Product Notes:
A beautiful Brunello with great balance and elegance. A wine with big character without excessive power. Sweet, dense, juicy nose with slightly spicy notes and creamy fruit, dominated by ripe cherries and plums.

95 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 1999 Brunello di Montalcino Riserva is still an infant. Fresh, perfumed violets, dark cherries, minerals, earthiness, mocha and spices flow from the glass as this full-bodied, intense wine gradually reveals its potential. The wine shows incredible detail for its size and despite being very closed down, it richness and depth are amply evident. The vintage saw cool weather all the way into the summer, with very little rain. Oenologist Piero Talenti, the estate's guiding light, passed away in 1999 after having spent more than 50 years at the property. Anticipated maturity: 2011-2029." (05/08)

95 points Wine Spectator: "Flowers, dried berries, citrus fruit and cigar box aromas follow through to a full body, with supersoft, silky tannins and very opulent fruit. Layered and extremely flamboyant, yet reserved and caressing. Lovely now." (2010)

93 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: "Bright, dark red. Flamboyant aromas of red cherry, dark berries, plum, chestnut and game. Sweet in the mouth, with densely packed, superripe flavors of red cherry, smoky plum, licorice and milk chocolate. A concentrated, powerful wine, boasting impressive youthful energy thanks to firm, lively acidity." (May 11)

This wine is beautiful to the taste. Dense, warm and velvety, it progressively opens in the mouth, with a perfect correspondence to what it promises at the nose, thanks to a perfectly controlled power. A wine with a big character and excellent balance, endowed with a magnificent pleasantness and the right softness that tempers the solid tannic and earthy structure.

This is a wonderful rare wine which is only available in limited quantities . Usually there are no more than a few bottles in stock and may sell out quickly. We will contact you immediately if this item become unavailable or if we have any problems fulfilling your order.

Food Pairing:
Sangiovese is the classic Tuscan wine varietal, and as such pairs wonderfully with Tuscan foods. Sangiovese wines go great with many types of meats including poultry. Sangiovese also works well with stews, pastas, and aged cheeses.

Steak with Mushroom Merlot Sauce Recipe

This steak recipe goes very well with merlot wine - Use some for the sauce, and the rest for your glass!
2 10oz ribeye steaks
2 tsp pepper
2 Tbsp vegetable oil
3 Tbsp butter
6oz shiitake mushrooms
1 shallot
3/4 cup merlot
1 Tbsp thyme

First, salt and pepper steaks on both sides. Heat the vegetable oil to medium high, and then cook steaks for about 3 minutes per side.

Put the steaks on a plate but keep the oil in the pan. Put the butter in the pan, along with the wine, chopped up mushrooms and chopped up shallots and reduce for 5-10 minutes. Pour this sauce over the steaks and serve.

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