2015 Siro Pacenti Brunello di Montalcino Pelagrilli (750ml)

2015 Siro Pacenti Brunello di Montalcino Pelagrilli (750ml)

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Giancarlo Pacenti is one of the most detailed-minded growers in the appellation. He sustainably grows old vines in the northern, cooler quadrant of the appellation. He produces balanced and elegant examples of Brunello di Montalcino.

The Pelagrili comes from 25 year old vines, are completely destemmed and spend 24 months in 224 liter French Oak barrels before bottling. Only 25,000 bottles were produced in 2015.

"Such lovely aromas of flowers and red fruit with some cedar and spice. Hot terra cotta. Full-bodied, very round and soft textured with beautiful fruit and balance. Fresh and vivid. Such balance and beauty. Drink or hold. 96 points"- James Suckling (July 2019)

"The Siro Pacenti 2015 Brunello di Montalcino Pelagrilli is a rich and pleasing wine with very nice aromatics. Of these two new releases, the Pelagrilli is more characteristic of Tuscany and Sangiovese. The Vecchie Vigne expression tastes far more international or contemporary (read: it has more oak flavors) in comparison. I tend to prefer this wine especially in a vintage like 2015 that is so naturally expressive and powerful to begin with. The bouquet opens to dried cherry with dusty mineral notes and dried Mediterranean herb. On the the finish, you taste some of that sweetness that comes with aging in French barrique. Some 23,000 bottles were released in January 2020. 95 points"
- Monica Larner (Wine Advocate, January 2020)