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Le Potazzine Brunello di Montalcino 2015

$94.99

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An earthy complexity on the nose, with a variety of dense red and black fruit on the palate. Moderate tannins and full body.

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Professional Reviews

Antonio Galloni

AG 97
"Le Potazzine 's 2015 Brunello di Montalcino is fabulous. The bouquet is showing an earthy display, with smoky minerals and dark soil tones up front, evolving with time in the glass, as crushed black cherry mixes with wild, savory herbs and dried dusty florals. On the palate, gorgeously ripe red fruits are balanced by a mix of saline-minerals, savory spice and zesty acidity, as fine tannin slowly mounts beneath its pretty inner floral tones. The finish is long with a salty-savory twang of minerals and spice, as hints of hard red candies and a bit of citrus lingers over a core of tannic heft. There is so much to like about the 2015, from its classic and earthy bouquet to its fleshy yet balanced palate and totally classic finish. Simply stunning and so pleasurable. Drinking window: 2022 - 2036." -Vinous

Robert Parker

RP 97
"The Le Potazzine 2015 Brunello di Montalcino is immediately bright and energized. The wine is sprightly and lively. This is an elegantly medium-weight wine, but everything is in exactly the right place. Fresh acidity and snappy fruit flavors are followed by lighter touches of rose petal, cardamon, camphor ash and powdered licorice. These aromas are stacked tall and proud. Of special interest is that point of zesty medicinal herb that reminds you of the relatively cool climate and high-altitude positioning of Le Potazzine's vineyards. These special conditions are exactly why this wine performs so nicely in a warm vintage like 2015. The coolness of the growing site offsets the temperatures of the growing season. Some 18,000 bottles will be released in February 2020." -Robert Parker

Jancis Robinson

JR 17
"Tasted blind. Mid ruby with orange tinges. Leafy cherry fruit that is still compact and a little closed. Generous sour-cherry fruit and the tannins are persistent but never dominate the fruit. Muscular structure reveals itself even more on the finish, but the whole strikes a near-perfect balance. "

Decanter

D 92
"I always find Le Potazzine's Brunello to be particularly elegant and graceful. The 2015 is no exception, allying the ripeness of the vintage with Sangiovese's transparency. Pale garnet in colour but by no means tired, this offers a heady mix of rose, violet, orange and bay leaf atop red cherry and scented earth. Fine-grained tannins surreptitiously coat the palate and the finish has equally sneaky length. Of note, 2015 is one of only four vintages in 25 that Le Potazzine has made a Riserva (to be released in 2022). The importance here is that this is not to the detriment of the regular Brunello."

Wine Spectator

WS 92
"Blackberry, black cherry, earth and tar flavors highlight this suave, big-boned red, backed by a rearguard of dense tannins. The finish lingers. Fresh, if a bit compact. (BS) "

Wine Enthusiast

WE 97
"Fragrant and elegantly structured, this opens with aromas of woodland berry, iris, new leather and wild aromatic herb. The taut, linear palate delivers juicy Morello cherry, ripe pomegranate, crushed mint and star anise framed in firm, polished tannins. Boasting some of the highest vineyards in the denomination, it retains great freshness and balance."

What importer Skurnik Wines has to say about this wine...

100% Sangiovese from two vineyards in Montalcino: ‘Le Prata’ close to Montalcino with SE exposure at 500m above sea level; and ‘La Torre’ in Sant’Angelo in Colle with SW exposure at 420m above sea level
Fermentation and maceration lasts 30 days
Matures for 40 months in large oak cask before finishing in the bottle for 12 months before release
1500 cases produced annually

Details

  • Grape Variety

    Sangiovese

  • Vintage

    2015

  • Size

    750ml

  • Farming Practice

    Organic

  • Style

    Earthy , Fruity , Spicy

  • Sweetness

    Dry

  • Body

    Full Bodied

Customer Reviews

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Philip Andreini

I'm keeping this Brunello to mature. Will open it for a special occasion.

Thank you.