- Le Potazzine
- 2024 - 2037
- Case size
Goedhuis, February 2021
A very scented wine, with aromas of fresh red cherries and damson. The attack is all about refinement and elegance, with a tremendous purity of fruit with a slow build up of tannic composition, they are tight and subtle and provide an additional dimension to a wine of great balance. This oozes class and has a very long life ahead of it.
Wine Advocate, February 2021,
Le Potazzine always delivers a smooth and silky style with extreme elegance and the lifted cool-climate fruit that you get from this high-altitude growing site. The 2016 Brunello di Montalcino is taut and firm with cherry fruit, dried raspberry, tilled earth, spice and blue flower. The wine sees an extended fermentation of 40 days and ages in botte grande for 42 months. This is a well-balanced wine that is slightly thinner, with one notch lower intensity in this vintage compared to past editions. You get a light, sharp and streamlined style. I prefer the 2015 vintage slightly to this wine, but I'm suggesting a longer drinking window here. Drink: 2023 – 2043.
James Suckling, November 2020,
This is a cooler style of Brunello with blueberries, black cherries, crushed stones and lavender. It’s full-bodied with firm, tight tannins. Yet, it opens at the end to pinpointed fruit and tannins. Give this time to soften. Drink 2024+
Vinous, February 2021,
The remarkably pretty 2016 Brunello di Montalcino shows a pure bouquet full of wild strawberries, woodland berries and herbs with a hint of crushed stone. It’s soft and enveloping, displaying fleshy red fruits, savory spice and salty minerals, while vibrant acids maintain wonderful freshness. It’s only at the very end that its youthful structure comes forward, grippy and classically drying, yet under an air of red licorice and inner rose. There’s a beautiful harmony to this vintage of Le Potazzine, which should provide a long and wide drinking window. Drink 2024 - 2034.
Jancis Robinson, October 2020,
Soft smudgy ruby. Spicy senescent red fruit. Fruity tobacco sweetness. Very dry grippy tannins increased by the acidity – challenging structure at the moment but there's plenty of fruit leaving a long spicy aftertaste. This doesn't shout but it is promising in its embryonic state. (JH) Drink: 2022-2033
Located southwest of Chianti, Montalcino came into its own in the late 1880s when local producer,Biondi-Santi, discovered a Sangiovese clone in his vineyard that was darker in colour than the rest. Its colour, however, was not its only attribute. It produced a wine with notable body, structure and length. He named it ‘brunello' meaning little dark one. This grape's genetic properties along with Montalcino's relatively temperate climate combine to create a wine stylistically different to that of more northerly Chianti. They are usually released approximately 5 years after the vintage following 2 to 4 years ageing in wood. The denomination of Riserva indicates a wine usually produced with more concentrated grapes than the traditional cuvéeand requires a minimum of one additional year of ageing.Today, Montalcino has become one of the most sought after appellations in the Tuscan region.