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Date Printed: 9/23/2014
Siro Pacenti Brunello di Montalcino 1999
Siro Pacenti Brunello di Montalcino 1999
(search item no. 116721)
Wine Spectator rating: 95 points
Wine Enthusiast rating: 95 points
PRICE ON 9/23/2014: $89.00

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2008 Vinous / Antonio Galloni rating: 95 points
2008 Wine Spectator rating: 94 points
2008 Wine Enthusiast rating: 93 points
2008 International Wine Cellar rating: 91 points
2007 The Wine Advocate rating: 94 points
2007 Wine Spectator rating: 91 points
2006 Wine Spectator rating: 95 points
2006 International Wine Cellar rating: 91 points
2004 Wine Spectator rating: 95 points
2004 Wine Enthusiast rating: 93 points
2003 Wine Spectator rating: 93 points
2003 The Wine Advocate rating: 93 points
2003 International Wine Cellar rating: 92 points
2001 Wine Spectator rating: 97 points

Winemaker's Notes:

This Brunello is a blend of different vineyards from both the south and north sides of the Montalcino hill, giving them great richness and structure as well as freshness. They are aged in French oak barrels yet show very little wood character, and their crystal clear style is one that ages extremely well.
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About Siro Pacenti:

Giancarlo Pacenti is one of the leaders of the younger generation of innovative Montalcinesi who take inspiration and new ideas from outside of the zone and often beyond Italian borders. His two vineyards lie in two very different areas of Montalcino: one to the northeast of the town, where the wines develop full, ripe qualities; and one to the hotter southwest area near Sant’Angelo in Colle, which produces a more powerful, minerally wine. The Rosso is considered to be one of the very best, with the fruit’s inherent structure delicately enhanced by a brief passage in barriques (the 2006 vintage has just received 90 points from Parker). Since the 1995 vintage, his Brunello has repeatedly won Gambero Rosso's most prestigious Tre Bicchieri (Three Glass) award in addition to 90+ scores from all the major international publications.