Siro Pacenti Brunello Di Montalcino Pelagrilli 2015 (750ML)
Critic Scores, Reviews & Descriptions
96 JS / 95 WA / 17.5 JR
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. James Suckling
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.
Tasted blind. Concentrated mid ruby. Deep sour-cherry nose with a hint of oak. Concentrated cherry fruit that is not overtly sweet, just right, and a juicy finish with gripping tannins. Needs more age to shine. Firm style, yet not without elegance. (WS) Walter Speller – JancisRobinson.com