Herewith a review of our 2007 Brunello di Montalcino by the Houston Chronicle wine writer Dale Robertson (30 October 2013, Houston, Texas):
Tenuta Il Poggione 2007 Brunello di Montalcino
My long-ago "aha!" moment for understanding how great Italian wine could be was tasting my first Brunello, which might also have been the first wine from Tuscany I'd seen that didn't come in a straw basket. It wasn't an Il Poggione, but I discovered this great producer soon enough, fortunately. When the fake Brunello scandal hit the region a few years, back, Il Poggione stayed above the fray, a tribute to the winery's quality and integrity. For you Parker-heads, the man gave the '07 a 95... Pair it with a charred fatty-rib-eye and your eyes will roll back in your head.