Parker - Larner 92: The 2011 Morellino di Scansano Riserva Poggio Valente is a lovely wine that exudes bold intensity, sharp lines and a cheerful personality. The talented Elisabetta Geppetti and her winemaking team are on a roll in these recent vintages. That deft winemaking hand is evident in the linearity of the berry fruit and the purity of the lush cherry flavors. Added complexity is offered thanks to spicy notes of leather and tobacco at the back. Galloni 92:Bright red. Sexy, balsamic aromas of plum, mocha, graphite, menthol and earth. Rich, dense and deep, offering complex flavors of strawberry, raspberry, gunflint and menthol. Finishes very long and suave, with serious but smooth tannins. “The 2012 will be even better,” owner Elisabetta Geppetti told me, “because we have introduced some bigger oak casks of 10 and 20 hectoliters as well as 500-liter tonneaux to ensure that the wine will be less dominated by oak in the future.” I found it funny to hear her say that, since the use of oak at Le Pupille has always been very judicious, especially compared to some lumberyard Morellinos being made. -- Ian D'Agata Suckling 94:This is a selection of the best sangiovese on the property. The owner says the goal is to make something to compete with the best Brunello. And so it is. Full-bodied, firm and lively. Wonderful texture and length. Ripe and delicious. Superb. Drink or hold.