Il Poggione Rosso di Montalcino Selezione Leopoldo Franceschi 2012 was just featured, along with a glowing review and a 95 point rating, on the blog Tuscan Vines by John Fodera.
After pairing with pan seared and roasted pork chops over a sauteed garlic spinach, Fodera had only wonderful things to say about this limited edition Rosso di Montalcino:
"The 2012 Il Poggione Rosso di Montalcino Leopoldo Franceschi is the best Rosso di Montalcino I have ever enjoyed. Period."
(Photo credit to John Fodera and his blog Tuscan Vines.)
Here are his tasting notes:
"In the glass, the wine has a seamless, profound bouquet of aromas. Crushed, dark, wild berry fruit, freshly cut flowers, soft new suede, richly roasted espresso, and a powdery cinnamon spice are harmonic."
"On the palate, the wine is fresh and vibrant. There's a full bodied core of ripe cherry fruit that flashes lithely over the palate but seems to hang there with graceful thickness. Pipe tobacco, mocha, mineral and sweet anise seed complete the package of this compelling Sangiovese."
And another stellar quote: "It is easily better than many Brunello I have tasted in my lifetime."