2016 La Poderina Brunello di Montalcino (750ml)15 0 0 1
La Poderina is located near Castelnuovo dell'Abate on the southern side of the appellation and has vineyards in two sites. The first, with clay limestone soils and southeast exposures, faces the historic Abbazia di Sant'Antimo. The second, in the Sesta area, has looser soils with a southwest position.
"A lovely, polished young Brunello with black cherries and floral, orange-peel and some mineral notes. It’s full-bodied and very fine-tannined with a long, focused finish. Give it two or three years to open. Better after 2022." 95 points - James Suckling (30 Oct, 2020)
"La Poderina's 2016 Brunello di Montalcino shows a lot of charm and grace, with a bouquet that is defined not so much by the ripeness of its fruit but by the many nuances hidden directly under the surface. The fruit shows lifted red tones with cherry and dried raspberry, but it also offers very precise minerality with crushed limestone and chalk that adds points of dustiness or dryness to the bouquet (and ultimately subtracts from the density of the mouthfeel). These lithe background tones shape what is fundamentally a very elegant, streamlined and pretty Brunello. I am very happy to recommend this new release (with 65,000 bottles to hit the market in March 2021) from La Poderina." 94 points - Monica Larner (Wine Advocate, Nov. 2020)