2016 Siro Pacenti “Pelagrilli”, Brunello di Montalcino, Tuscana, Italy

2016 Siro Pacenti “Pelagrilli”, Brunello di Montalcino, Tuscana, Italy

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Siro Pacenti is synonymous for the greatest Brunello!  This is a wine for the serious collector and has just received an outstanding 97 point rating from Wine Spectator!

Sourced from 25+ year old vines from the estate in the northern region of the DOCG.  Only sustainable and organic viticulture is practiced.  The harvest is handpicked and twice sorted (before and after destemming), then fermented in temperature controlled stainless steel tank.  Finally moved to 225L French oak barrels where it is aged for 24 months, and then matured in bottle until it release.

“A pure and focused version, with cherry, strawberry and currant fruit shaded by mineral and tobacco accents. Vibrant and harmonious, this is all about the fruit, with a well-integrated structure and terrific length on the finish. Best from 2024 through 2045. 2,000 cases made, 750 cases imported.”  97 points – Wine Spectator BS (March 17th, 2021)

“Wow. This is really rich and layered with velvety tannins that coat the palate. It’s full-bodied with ripe tannins and a finish of black cherries, cedar, walnuts, dried mushrooms and dried leaves. Needs time to soften. Better after 2024.” – 96 points, James Suckling.com (October 29th, 2020)

“Siro Pacenti is the estate behind some of the most contemporary and fruit-forward wines made in Montalcino.  That said, the wines can sometimes feel a bit monotone and lacking in nuance because of the very powerful aok (especially when tasted this young).  For sure, the Siro Pacenti 2016 Brunello di Montalcino Pelagrilli is decidedly more focused on black fruit aromas rather than red fruit brightness, and it follows through with a healthy delivery of cedar, toasted spice, pencil shaving and campfire ash.  Blackberry, fresh prune and plum cede to those oak-driven aromas.  Like the other wines from this producer, I found that the oak tannins are not approachable in the near term.  You really need to give this wine more time in the bottle.  Siro Pacenti farms beautiful and carefully manicured vineyards on the north side of Montalcino.  This is a 25,000 bottle production.  2024-2045 – 94 points, Wine Advocate, ML (November 30th 2020).

Other ratings/notes:

“Very sweet on the nose it shows notes of black plums, red plums, ripe strawberries, and lots of vanilla.  In the background, there is a lot of quality in power of raspberries and currant notes.  Medium body, velvety tannins well integrated into the matrix, and a finish of medium-long persistence.  Better from 2022 – 96 points, International Wine Review, Raffaele Vecchione.

“Excellent 2016 version also for Pelagrilli.  Spicy nose, thyme, alcohol-infused cherry.  The attack in the mouth is mentholated; the sip is taut, crunchy and dense combined with an extraordinarily long persistence” – 97+ points Gardini Notes, Luca Gardini – October 2020.

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