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Villa Poggio Salvi Brunello Di Montalcino 2017  - Invino

Villa Poggio Salvi Brunello Di Montalcino 2017

Sangiovese  |  Italy

RV91, JS90

91 POINTS on release, but it really took six years for this brawny, richly structured Brunello to come around to this! Classically endowed Brunello with floral aromas, ripe and dark berries, plenty of spice, and a soft, velvety finish that just won’t quit! 48% OFF?! Let’s go!

Sometimes, you have to read between the lines if you really want an understanding of scores given as barrel samples or right after release (as is most often the case) and put that in context of what that means for a wine years down the line. This is the perfect example! 91 points is a solid score, with the reviewer labeling this wine as “iconic”, but nevertheless clearly swayed by the dry, powerful tannins…finally noting that this should be best enjoyed after 2023. 2023! That’s NOW, good people, and this wine has evolved from one with extraordinary potential to a perfectly integrated showstopper! Every bit as “iconic”, but with the softness and length that only time in bottle can bring. Six years is a long time in the life of a wine, and we here at Invino have decades of experience – not just buying the big scores on release, but also keeping tabs on those wines that are bound to be better later on…and then holding onto them ourselves to ensure you get the very best value on a wine at the peak of drinkability! Like this!

The philosophy of Villa Poggio Salvi is simple…traditional wines are produced with modern methods. On the South side of Montalcino, overlooking the Tyrrhenian Sea, Poggio Salvi has slowly amassed 21 hectares of prime Montalcino vineyards over the past five decades. Planted entirely to sangiovese grosso (a local sangiovese clone prized in Brunello), this producer has built quite the reputation over the past few vintages – ever-increasing in quality and critical recognition across their portfolio. This 2017 Brunello is truly remarkable – intoxicating aromas of lavender, cherry blossom, and orange peel beckon you deep into the glass, before saturating your palate with ripe blackberries, cinnamon, sage, and toasted anise seed. A touch of leather and warm clay earth complete the experience, with a brightness on the finish that keeps you returning for more. This is the perfect pairing with a hearty meat sauce pasta dish – mom’s lasagna, perhaps? Just a perfect mouthful, at an exceptional price from a stunning producer…there’s nothing left to say but this – don’t miss out!

91 Raffaele Vecchione ( -
Iconic in the sensory profile showing notes of red and white mixed flowers, peppermint, citronella and fondant chocolate. Full bodied, tannins velvety on the attack and a slightly dry finale which will lengthen over time. Better from 2023.
90 James Suckling -
This is a ripe and juicy Brunello with lots of chewy tannins. It’s big and powerful with ripe-blackberry flavors and a juicy finish. Big style, but needs time to soften. It’s a little dry now. Try after 2023.

  • BlendSangiovese
  • CountryItaly
  • RegionTuscany
  • AppellationMontalcino
  • Alcohol14.5%