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Il Poggione ’09 Brunello Returns, Large Format Gaja Brunello, and Stellar Granbussia
August 6, 2015 
A Note from Sergio

This week has been all about wines that over-deliver at their price points: Valle dell'Acate's two Sicilian beauties, De Forville's amazing value Nebbiolo and Barbera, and orange wine sensation Monastero Suore Cistercensi Coenubium. All of these wines clocked in at under $25, and they show my dedication to bringing you fine wines at all price points, from all over Italy. I'd like to finish the week with another wine that brings a great value-to-price ratio, Il Poggione 2009 Brunello di Montalcino.


No, it's not under $25, but you're not going to find Brunello worth drinking that is. This Il Poggione Brunello is, however, under $60, making it an affordable luxury. Il Poggione's Brunellos are structured, nuanced wines with an astonishing balance of acidity and firmness. I like to think that Il Poggione's Brunellos have the taut, muscled body of a lean welterweight, and if these wines were a boxer, they'd be the pound-for-pound champion of Montalcino in my book. No other moderately priced wine offers the authentic flavors, complexity and sensational experience than this contender of the "other sweet science." This delicious, brooding Brunello packs a punch at under $60.


Along with this Brunello, I'm very happy to present a pair from Angelo Gaja, the 2007 Pieve Santa Restituta Brunello Rennina and Sugarille, both in extremely rare, extremely impressive five-liter bottles. These are wines to cellar and to pour when you have a big gathering, and you want to revel in the beauty of Angelo Gaja. Finally, I'm delighted to offer a new allocation of a collector favorite, Aldo Conterno 2006 Barolo Riserva Granbussia. You really can't do much better than this.




Today's Featured Sections Include:


1. Spotlight on Excellence: IWM Favorite, Il Poggione 2009 Brunello
2. Only At IWM:
Benchmark Gaja Rennina and Sugarille Brunello
3. Time Sensitive Offer: Superb Aldo Conterno 2006 Barolo Granbussia
4. Our Experts Suggest:
Salute to 2004 Barolo with G. Conterno and G. Rinaldi
5. Wine Events: Upcoming New York Wine Tastings: August 2015

My Best, 



Sergio Esposito