Tasting 1967 Il Poggione and 1969 Col d’Orcia Brunello di Montalcino before the Benvenuto Brunello


Thursday evening we have organized the press dinner for some journalist, in cooperation with Col d'Orcia. Chef Roberto Rossi from Ristorante Silene was cooking and the following wines have been served:

Il Poggione Lo Sbrancato Rosé with the aperitif

Rosso di Montalcino 2008 Il Poggione and Col d'Orcia

Brunello di Montalcino 2005 Il Poggione and Col d'Orcia

Brunello di Montalcino 2004 Riserva – Vigna Paganelli Il Poggione

Brunello di Montalcino 1999 Riserva Col d'Orcia

Brunello di Montalcino 1967 Il Poggione

Brunello di Montalcino 1969 Riserva Col d'Orcia

Moscadello di Montalcino Il Poggione and Col d'Orcia


Also Leopoldo Franceschi (owner of Il Poggione, left) and Francesco Marone Cinzano (owner of Col d'Orcia, right) attended the dinner.



  1. I just had a 1973 Brunello di Montalcino, Tenuta Col d’Orcia – still good, but clearly faded from what one normally expects from a Brunello….

  2. Absolutely understandable. First of all 1973 was a 3-stars vintage, so not one of the best ones. Also, back then, not a lot of attention was given to the selection of the corks: this of course provides a faster aging process. Also, I am not aware of the storage conditions of that particular bottle. Try to enjoy a Brunello from one of the great vintages of the late 70s or early 80s if you find it. The best vintages are 1975, 1978, 1979, 1980, 1982, 1983, 1985 and 1988 and you will definitely enjoy the wine.


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