2012 Brunello di Montalcino Le Potazzine, Gorelli, Tuscany

Always one of the most elegant, precise Brunellos we taste, the 2012 is a triumph. Poised and well formed, there's a volume here that grows and grows. Long and complex, it's a 2012 that may well surpass the impressive 2010.

Critic score
96/100
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Case, 6 Bottles
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£357.60
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WINE DETAILS

  • Region & country
    Brunello di Montalcino (DOCG), Toscana, Italy (Central), Italy
  • Grape
    Sangiovese/Brunello
  • Maturity
    Young 2020 - 2037
  • Colour
    Red
  • Sweetness
    Dry
  • Style
    Still
  • Unit Volume
    Bottle (75cl.)
  • Classification
    DOCG - Denominazione di Origine Controllata e Garantita
2012 Brunello di Montalcino Le Potazzine, Gorelli, Tuscany

TASTING NOTES

Le Potazzine Gorelli makes very distinctive expressions of Brunello that reflect a sort of secret truth about the Sangiovese grape. The effect is not completely polished, nor is it boring or predictable. The 2012 Brunello di Montalcino reaches for a degree of extreme authenticity and originality that is not commonly found in the appellation. This is low-profile wine with a big personality that proves to be very generous to those who make the time to know it. The bouquet reveals will berry, red rose, spice, earth and wild mushrooms. There is a touch of rusticity as well. In the mouth, this Brunello shows mild tannins and smooth integration. Like a friend you can count on, this is a best-buddy Brunello.

Monica Larner, Wine Advocate (February 2017)
96+/100

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