Wine Advocate 94 points! James Suckling 94 points! Vinous 93 points!
Poggio Nardone Brunello di Montalcino is a beautiful red wine gem from the much heralded 2016 Brunello vintage. Founded in 1996, Poggio Nardone shares a border with the Mocali estate in the region of Tavernelle of Montalcino. Although the Ciacci family had owned the property for some time, it was not until Tiziano and Alessandra, then newlyweds, were looking through some old manuscripts that they were able to determine the original boundaries of what had once been a much larger Montalcino vineyard, the majority of which had been overgrown. Since then, they have made it their mission to restore the property to its former glory, using as a guide the notations made by Alessandra's grandfather of the best planting areas. The estate is modest in size (less than 10 hectares) and their location is ideal, with the combination of high-altitude vineyards (approximately 450 meters in elevation) and compact marl and limestone soils. The resulting wines are dense, long-lived reds that can be shy in their youth, but are well worth cellaring.
"The 2016 Brunello di Montalcino offers richness and extra fruit density with fleshy cherry and plum followed by spice, tar, tobacco and campfire ash. This expression embraces a contemporary taste profile with fermentation and aging in oak. This results in softness and textural richness that feels especially velvety and snug in this vintage. There is some tightness on the tannins but that should subside within the next few years. Some 10,000 bottles were produced. Drink 2023-2038."-Monica Larner, Wine Advocate, 94 points!
Enjoy Poggio Nardone Brunello di Montalcino with osso buco, lasagna, eggplant Parmesan, and cheeses.