La Poderina

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
Italy

Red wine100% Sangiovese grosso
  • Tasting Notes
  • Pairs With
    red-meat
    ribs
    lamb
  • ColorRuby red color with garnet notes
  • NoseIntense, concentrated nose of black cherries, wild berries and vanilla
    Black Cherryblack-cherry
    Blackberryblackberry
    Vanillavanilla
  • FlavorOn the palate it is rich, full bodied, quite tannic in youth, soft and persistent. Serve at 18°C in large glasses

Tuscany At a Glance

Region Name Tuscany

Chianti, Brunello di Montalcino, Vino Nobile di Montepulciano and Super Tuscans from Bolgheri are some of the world’s most famous wines and are adored by collectors, and they all hail from the gorgeous region of Tuscany.

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2016 James Suckling 95 Nov 2020 Shelf Talker Full Page Review
2016 Wine Advocate 94 Nov 2020 Shelf Talker Full Page Review
2016 Vinous Media 90 Nov 2020 Shelf Talker Full Page Review
2015 Wine Advocate 94 Oct 2020 Shelf Talker Full Page Review
2015 James Suckling 94 Nov 2019 Shelf Talker Full Page Review
2015 Vinous Media 92 Apr 2020 Shelf Talker Full Page Review
2015 Wine Spectator 88 Nov 2020 Shelf Talker Full Page Review
2015 Wine Enthusiast 88 Jul 2020 Shelf Talker Full Page Review
2014 Wine Advocate 91 Jan 2019 Shelf Talker Full Page Review
2014 Wine Enthusiast 88 Jun 2019 Shelf Talker Full Page Review
2014 Vinous Media 88 Mar 2019 Shelf Talker Full Page Review
2013 Wine and Spirits 91 Apr 2019 Shelf Talker Full Page Review
  • Score: 95 Vintage 2016 James Suckling 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. Shelf Talker Full Page Review
  • Score: 94 Vintage 2016 Wine Advocate 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. Shelf Talker Full Page Review
  • Score: 90 Vintage 2016 Vinous Media The 2016 La Poderina Brunello di Montalcino is unique yet also quite seductive. It wafts up from the glass with a bouquet that mixes crushed violets, graphite and white smoke with peppery herbs and currants. The textures here are velvety-smooth, creating an elegant expression but with a mix of salty minerals and round tannins which seem to coat the palate. Its fruits are more blue and purple than red, with a twang of exotic spices which resonates well into the structured finish. Frankly, I doubt I’d be able to call this Brunello in a blind tasting, yet it still has its qualities. Shelf Talker Full Page Review
  • Score: 94 Vintage 2015 Wine Advocate The 2015 Brunello di Montalcino by La Poderina does not disappoint. This is a nicely layered expression, with tart berry notes followed by toasted nut, garden soil and dusty mineral or limestone that add pretty contouring and framing to the dark fruit at the core. Those mineral notes recall chalkboard or pencil shaving, and that wide spectrum of aromatic layering also stacks up tall, with lifted and focused intensity. Tight and linear, this is a very elegant wine that shouldn't be too hard to find with some 70,000 bottles produced. Shelf Talker Full Page Review
  • Score: 94 Vintage 2015 James Suckling This has a lifted, toffee quality to it with hearty Christmas spices, spearmint tea, dried boysenberries and strawberry jam. The full-bodied palate has stocky, robust tannins that coat the mouth in layers of nearly overripe fruit and sweeping alcohol. But a dash of acidity on the finish reins in this powerful Brunello. Drink from 2023. Shelf Talker Full Page Review
  • Score: 92 Vintage 2015 Vinous Media Peppery overtones, cranberry and tart cherries define the bouquet of the 2015 Brunello di Montalcino from La Poderina, as notes of olive, leather, pine resin, cumin and crushed stone develop in the glass. On the palate, notes of herbal-tinged black cherry and crushed violets, along with cooling acids and minerals keep things lively. The finish is remarkably long, resonating on the same peppery top notes found on the bouquet, yet with the added kick of zesty spices, brisk acids, and a hint of youthful tannin that lingers on. This is a singular expression of Brunello, which is hard to place within the region or its terroir, but there’s an attractive quality to its unique profile that I enjoy quite a bit. Shelf Talker Full Page Review
  • Score: 88 Vintage 2015 Wine Spectator Plum, cherry and leafy underbrush aromas and flavors are joined by flashes of new oak in this red. The attractive flavors are compromised by a woody, dry feel to the tannins. Best from 2023 through 2035. 5,833 cases made, 1,550 cases imported. Shelf Talker Full Page Review
  • Score: 88 Vintage 2015 Wine Enthusiast Aromas of espresso, dark-skinned fruit and toasted oak slowly emerge from the glass. The solid, one-dimensional palate offers blackberry jam, licorice and roasted coffee bean alongside assertive tannins that leave rather astringent finish. Drink after 2022. Shelf Talker Full Page Review
  • Score: 91 Vintage 2014 Wine Advocate The 2014 Brunello di Montalcino is a wine that stays in its lane. It offers pretty intensity but it never goes overboard. In the mouth, it shows silky, long texture but it never feels overdone or too powerful. I could say the same thing of many Brunellos from this cool and rainy vintage that produced understated wines. Bold cherry and cassis segue to spice, leather and lightly toasted rosemary sprig. There are pretty floral notes on the close with rose and lavender bud. Some 65,000 bottles were produced. Shelf Talker Full Page Review
  • Score: 88 Vintage 2014 Wine Enthusiast This opens with subtle aromas of mocha, dark-skinned fruit and baking spice. The straightforward palate offers juicy cherry, licorice and a touch of tobacco alongside rounded tannins. KERIN O’KEEFE Shelf Talker Full Page Review
  • Score: 88 Vintage 2014 Vinous Media Medium red. Raspberry, spices and violet on the nose, along with a strong woodsy element. Juicy red berry and licorice flavors are brightly energetic but an intrusive herbal edge picks up steam with aeration. Finishes with serious tannins and good length, but the green edge and a lightly bitter note contribute to compressing this Brunello’s fruit on the medium-long back end. Shelf Talker Full Page Review
  • Score: 91 Vintage 2013 Wine and Spirits From an estate in Castelnuovo Abate, in Montalcino’s southern sector, this deeply colored cherry-flavored wine is loaded with tones of menthol and sage. It feels cool and lively, light enough to serve with poultry dishes. Shelf Talker Full Page Review