"95+ Points- Wine Advocate. From the second the 2012 Brunello di Montalcino pours into the glass, you know you are in for something special. The wine is darkly saturated and rich in appearance. The quality of fruit is vibrant and rich. This is a healthy, generous and exuberant Brunello with dark density and succulent fruit flavors that are followed by integrated spice and tobacco. The balance is impressive and one thing you get here is fresh acidity. This is one of the year's best Brunellos."
"95 Points - Kahn's Staff. A staff favorite!! The Poggio Il Castellare vineyards are located in the hamlet of Castelnuovo Abate, next to the spectacular panorama of the Abbey of Saint Antimo. The Brunello is a modern style wine with new oak aromas that are well integrated with a dense, ripe Sangiovese front, combining to produce a rich yet elegant full bodied extraordinary Brunello."