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2021 Il Poggione Rosso di Montalcino

2021 Il Poggione Rosso di Montalcino

This was an instant drop in the cart for us. Just the kind of wine we want to see land in Costco.

First off, Rosso di Montalcino is what you want to see for a ridiculous quality to price ratio, and that’s what happened here. Yes, not an inexpensive wine at $22.99, but it’s $30 most everywhere else, and tastes like it could cost $50.

Il Poggione Rosso di Montalcino

These wines are known as “baby Brunellos” since they come from the same area, same grape (Sangiovese), but just typically the younger vines on the property. Kind of like a second wine from a Bordeaux estate.

And then a bonus, the wine is made by Il Poggione, one of the oldest, biggest and well known producers in Tuscany, and really recognized for their amazing Brunellos.

So we couldn’t wait to get into this wine, and it was just what we hoped for. Medium ruby on the pour; earth and floral nose; flavors of black cherry, plum with notes of balsamic; medium in body; nice acidity and lasting finish.

Il Poggione Rosso di Montalcino

An excellent wine at a great Costco price. Italian red fans will find a lot to like here, and if you haven’t explored Rosso di Montalcino, here’s a great way to get started.

CostcoWineBlog.com Rating: 90 points (a Costco Wine Top Pick)

Costco item number: 467462

Purchased at Costco in: Atlanta, GA (Kennesaw)

Alc. 14.5%

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Rosy

Wednesday 13th of December 2023

Hope our Costco has it because the one that orders for the last 3 or 4 years we were told doesn't like sweet red wines and they stopped getting them in.

Rob

Sunday 10th of December 2023

My Costco had a 2020 vintage this year. From my tasting notes spreadsheet: Horrible. Astringent, sharp berry, acid. Undrinkable. Bottle was tossed. Of the 14 bottles I tried at Costco in 2023, this was the only wine I dumped. Wife hated it too. Usually we are neutral on wines we dont like but we both actively disliked this.

Michael McLaughlin

Saturday 9th of December 2023

I see all these Costco wines and articles but none for sale in Fairfax Virginia which is one of the biggest stores. What gives

Doug

Saturday 9th of December 2023

Ditto my experience in the PNW. Since the pandemic, I rarely see any of these highly-rated wines reviewed here on the shelf in my store.

Richard Smalling

Saturday 9th of December 2023

One of my all time favorites. Some people prefer this to the big @$$ Brunello.

Mitch L

Saturday 9th of December 2023

Haven't seen this in No. VA yet, but on the topic of Tuscan Sangiovese wines...yesterday (12/8/23) what appeared in our local Costco but a KS Chianti Classico GRAN SELEZIONE (!!) 2019 for $21.99. I haven't opened it yet but can't wait to do so. I hope it lives up to other outstanding KS wines, and I hope it will be available in Atlanta soon so our trusty editor can review it.

Richard Smalling

Tuesday 12th of December 2023

@Editor, It’s in at Dallas Hwy store. $17.99

Mark

Saturday 9th of December 2023

@Editor, Visit the new Costco Stockbridge. They have KS Brunello, Chianti Classico GRAN SELEZIONE, and Chablis!

Editor

Saturday 9th of December 2023

Me too. We’re on the lookout. Sounds like a great addition to the Kirkland wine portfolio.