Siro Pacenti, Brunello di Montalcino "Vecchie Vigne"

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Siro Pacenti, Brunello di Montalcino "Vecchie Vigne"

"Big and Deep and Powerful." Decanter
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Voluptuous Vecchie Vigne!

"The Vecchie Vigne selection [is] full-on Mediterranean in character; big and deep and powerful." Decanter

Vecchie Vigne means old vines, the "gravitas" of which "comes through loud and clear." Antonio Galloni

With 7+ years of bottle age, you can comfortably crack open this bodacious Brunello and enjoy its amazing fruit.

"The 2011 Brunello di Montalcino Vecchie Vigne shows great balance that is due, in part, to the advanced age of the vines... The bouquet exhibits elements of forest fruit, crushed mineral, balsam herb and wild mushroom." Robert Parker

What do we love about this wine?

Full cherry, dark berry, red plum, walnut, pepper, dried leaf, herbs and mild oak are balanced by classic Old World structure and texture.

It is not often we get enough wine with bottle age to feature. Take advantage of this opportunity. And, there is another benefit to snatching up this luscious 2011 from "one of Montalcino's best producers" and "a vintage with a ton of sex appeal." Wine Spectator

In 2014, the upcoming Brunello vintage, most producers did not make a Brunello due to inclement weather. That vacuum sound you will hear in a few short months is the dearth of Brunello in the market.
Take advantage of this expressive wine that can be enjoyed now and still be aged for another 10 years.

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$79.95 per bottle / $959.40 per case

Summary


THE MERCHANT'S MARK

97 / 100

Full cherry, dark berry, red plum, walnut, pepper, dried leaf, herbs and mild oak are balanced by classic Old World structure and texture. The 2011 Siro Pacenti Vecchie Vigne Brunello is a beauty!

JAMES SUCKLING

97 / 100

"A very muscular red with plum, blueberry, walnut and dried mushroom character on both the nose and palate. Full and chewy. Fabulous fruit and intensity. Amazing quality for the vintage. Wow."

ANTONIO GALLONIO

95 / 100

"The 2011 Brunello di Montalcino Vecchie Vigne is deep, powerful and explosive. The gravitas of the old vines and the blend of fruit that incorporates fruit from the southern end of the zone in equal parts with the north comes through loud and clear. Macerated cherries, smoke, spices, leather, licorice and French oak flesh out in a dense, stylish Brunello that captures the essence of the Pacenti house style. Drink this creamy, voluptuous Brunello over the next decade or so."


Product Details


Producer: Siro Pacenti

Country: Italy

Region: Tuscany

Sub Region: Brunello di Montalcino

Varietal: Sangiovese

Vintage: 2011

Size: 750ml

Code: W00271-1