2016 Siro Pacenti Brunello di Montalcino Vecchie Vigne (750ml)15 0 0 0
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 Vecchie Vigne is composed of 100% Sangiovese coming from vineyards over 35 years old. Only about 25,000 bottles are made.
"Such wonderful opulence and beauty. The nose shows dried flowers and minerals with blackberries and black cherries. Purity is the word. Full-bodied with incredible depth and structure and polished, silky tannins that envelop your palate. The length is really impressive. Try after 2025." 97 points - James Suckling (29 Oct, 2020)
"The 2016 Vecchie Vigne Brunello is introspective and complex on the nose, with tobacco, baked earth, dried black plum, cedar, and lavender. The palate is concentrated and brooding, with cola, balsamic black fruit, and tea leaf, and the wine is full-bodied, with chiseled structure, powerful tannin, and balanced acidity. Spending two years in French oak of 225 liters, the oak influence is present but has finesse and is well-integrated for the style. This wine warrants time in the cellar and will be fantastic drinking for those who gravitate to a more polished, modern style. 2025-2040." 96 points - Audrey Frick (jebdunnuck.comMarch 2021)
"The 2016 Brunello di Montalcino Vecchie Vigne from Siro Pacenti is dark and youthfully folded in upon itself. This pulls you closer to the glass, as it slowly reveals a nuanced display of olive-tinged blackberry and plum, with hints of mocha, balsamic spice and tanned leather. It’s deeply textural, with velvety waves of ripe black fruits laced with tactile minerals, propelled by vibrant acids which carry its medium-bodied weight with ease. Youthfully dense, poised and geared for the long term, the 2016 Vecchie Vigne will require a good amount of cellaring to show all of its charms. Hints of licorice and violet florals echo throughout the long and structured finale." 95 points - Eric Guido (Vinous, Nov 2020)