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Le Potazzine Brunello di Montalcino 2016
in mixed case $101.89
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. The wine then matures for 40 months in large oak cask before finishing in the bottle for 12 months before release. 1500 cases produced annually.
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.
Score: 95, Eric Guido, November 2020
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