2013 Brunello di Montalcino, Le Potazzine, Gorelli, Tuscany

The 2013 Le Potazzine has a lovely nose, combining brambley fruit and dried herbs with a lifted citrus freshness. There’s so much energy and texture on the palate, which is beautifully balanced and long. It’s finessed and elegant and has such a clear identity. A superb effort.

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  • Region & country
    Brunello di Montalcino (DOCG), Toscana, Italy (Central), Italy
  • Maturity
    Ready 2019 - 2041
  • Colour
  • Sweetness
  • Style
  • Unit Volume
    Bottle (75cl.)
  • Classification
    DOCG - Denominazione di Origine Controllata e Garantita
2013 Brunello di Montalcino, Le Potazzine, Gorelli, Tuscany


Bright red. Sweet, spicy red cherry, blueberry compote and powdered rocks on the nose are complicated by herbs and ink. Rich, dense and multilayered, but with delightful vibrancy that gives this concentrated beauty’s liqueur-like richness of red and blue fruit flavors a graceful quality. Outstanding sugar-acid-tannin balance contributes to this wine’s many charms on the exhilaratingly long, lively finish. One of the best Brunellos of the 2013 vintage.

Ian D'Agata, vinous.com (April 2018)

The 2013 Brunello di Montalcino walks a very fine line between elegance and finesse. Those may seem like two analogous terms, but this wine teaches you that they are not. The bouquet offers tonic and buoyant tones of wild berry, blueberry, dried herb and licorice. Each is elegant in its own right, but together they form a nuanced and finessed whole. Le Potazzine does very nicely in the hot vintages, but it delivers unexpected surprises (like this wine) in the cooler ones.

Monica Larner, Wine Advocate (February 2018)

Mid ruby with the beginning of orange tinges. Slightly reductive and closed on the nose with a hint of baking spice. Succulent, youthful fruit and clinging tannins. Still youthful and tightly knit.

Walter Speller, jancisrobinson.com (January 2018)

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