2018 Siro Pacenti Pelagrilli Brunello Di Montalcino

SKU #5063458
Winery Notes- Balanced, fresh and a very elegant structure. It is produced in our vineyards, which range from 25 to 35 years old, mostly on the north side of Montalcino. Sangiovese 100% coming from Northern area (Pelagrilli), from vineyards of over 25 years old.
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VINOUS RATING: 93
VINOUS REVIEW: There’s something almost animalistic about the 2018 Brunello di Montalcino Pelagrilli, which I’m finding quite appealing. Wild blueberries, crushed violets, allspice, spiced orange rinds and hints of cocoa can all be found in the glass. The clay soils of the area impart a velvety-smooth and undeniably elegant feel, with a dense textural wave of ripe dark red fruits that coats the palate in concentration, complemented by sweet inner herbal tones and hints of lavender. Like the proverbial iron fist in a velvet glove, the 2018 reveals a massive wall of fine-grained tannins through the finish, leaving only nuances of sour citrus and currants to linger. This untamed beast of a Brunello will require extensive cellaring to reveal all of its charms. Of note, there will be no Riserva PS bottled in this vintage, and so all of that juice was used to bolster the Pelagrilli and the Rosso.
JAMES SUCKLING RATING: 95
JAMES SUCKLING REVIEW: Complex and layered with truffles, white pepper, cardamom, dried cherries, blueberries, bay leaves, fresh mushrooms and potpourri. Sophisticated and weightless, with a medium to full body and very finely-knit tannins that are more textural. All so beautifully integrated. Drink from 2024.
ROBERT PARKER RATING: 94
ROBERT PARKER REVIEW: In an elegantly designed bottle, the Siro Pacenti 2018 Brunello di Montalcino Pelagrilli delivers lots of dark fruit and blackberry, and the quality of the fruit is bold, fresh and still very much alive. The house style prizes concentration and oak spice, but the detailed-minded winemaking is impeccable. The wine is structured and firm and stands apart in a crowd, but alas, it does show an unfortunate 15% alcohol content. This is a 23,000-bottle release.
WINE ENTHUSIAST RATING: 94
WINE ENTHUSIAST REVIEW: Black cherries, tar and old leather on the nose give way to more herbaceous notes of wild mint, fennel and anise seed with a hint of orange peel that follows through to the palate along with more cherries before a chalky, mocha finish.
WINE SPECTATOR RATING: 93
WINE SPECTATOR REVIEW: A fruity version packed with cherry, raspberry, floral and stony mineral aromas and flavors. A vibrant and elegant red, with a firm line of tannins guarding the finish. Shows superb balance and future potential. Best from 2026 through 2045. 2,000 cases made, 700 cases imported.
More Information
Vintage 2018
Country Italy
Region Tuscany
Appellation Brunello di Montalcino
Bottle Size 750ml
Alcohol %- 15
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