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2001 Giuseppe Gorelli "Le Potazzine" Brunello di Montalcino

SKU #1026198 93 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

Outer quote mark The 2001 Brunello di Montalcino displays a very classic profile of cherries, tobacco, earthiness and minerals with medium body, excellent length and fine tannins. It is made in a delicate, understated style that favors elegance over sheer power, reflecting the aesthetics of Gorelli himself. A great effort. (AG) Inner quote mark (12/2006)

93 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar

Outer quote mark Medium red. Cherry liqueur, smoked meat and roasted coffee on the nose. Suave and dense on the palate, with primary but pliant flavors of raspberry and cherry. A distinctly modern wine that leads with its vibrant fruit, and a terrific example of this style. Finishes long and bright, with fine tannins and very strong, mouthcoating fruit. (ST) Inner quote mark (7/2006)

93 points Wine Spectator

Outer quote mark Aromas of currant, blackberry and light vanilla. Full-bodied, with fine tannins and lovely fruit. Enticing and refined. Best after 2009. (JS) Inner quote mark (4/2006)

91 points Wine & Spirits

Outer quote mark This has matured into its structure, the fruit almost secondary to the savory aromas. Initially cool and dark, with flavors of dried cherry and rose mixed with an umami aspect that recalls black trumpet mushroom, this feels elegant and refined. Catch it now with pappardelle topped with a duck sugo. Inner quote mark (4/2009)

K&L Notes

***3.5. Le Potazzine, the cherubic looking birds on the label, reminded their grandmother of the producer's daughters, hence the name. The soft, forward, sweetness of this wines first pace into your mouth is cherubic, baby fat, warm and ripe. Upfront this wine is all about fruit sweetness and you'd think initially that "fruit bomb" might be your next descriptor, yet the wine has real structure, shoulders underneath this veneer of sweet fat and is really balanced on the palate. The wine has a flow on your palate that says, "I'm going to be important when I grow up," more senatorial than movie star or sports figure, but a populist not an aristocrat. (Greg St. Clair, K&L Italian wine buyer)

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