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2006 Siro Pacenti Brunello di Montalcino

ITEM 8095247 - Removed from a temperature and humidity controlled wine storage unit

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Burghoun… 1 $77 $77
manfr 1 $76 $76
donki9 1 of 2 $76 $76
hodat 0 of 1 $75 $0
king cat 0 of 2 $75 $0
3 $75
Item Sold Amount Date
I8226371 1 $80 May 15, 2022
I8127463 3 $110 Mar 6, 2022
I8095247 1 $77 Jan 23, 2022
I8095247 2 $76 Jan 23, 2022
I8069476 4 $75 Jan 16, 2022
I8063319 3 $75 Jan 9, 2022
I8056846 2 $75 Jan 2, 2022
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RATINGS

96The Wine Advocate

The aromas and flavors grow beautifully with air, showing remarkable intensity all the way through to the expansive, textured finish.

96Vinous / IWC

Freshly cut flowers, bright fruit, licorice and spices play off each other as this fabulous Brunello shows off its considerable pedigree. The fruit takes on darker tonalities as the wine gains weight and depth in the glass.

95Wine Spectator

An iron streak runs through the middle of this firmly structured Brunello, leading to core flavors of black cherry, tobacco and wild herbs. This stays taut and racy through the finish, but needs time to soften its tannins.

PRODUCER

Siro Pacenti

Siro Pacenti is an estate just below the town of Montalcino, in Tuscany. The 50 acres of Sangiovese vineyards produce about 80,000 bottles a year. The family estate is now run by Giancarlo Pacenti, who took over from his father Siro, who founded the estate in 1970. The estate’s signature wine is Brunello di Montalcino though there is also a Rosso di Montalcino which is also Sangiovese. Gambero Rosso, Italy’s leading wine journal, notes that Pacenti in the 1990s “became emblematic of the trend towards a less austere Brunello…Their grapes are blended to create highly concentrated, fruit-forward wines.”

REGION

Italy, Tuscany, Brunello di Montalcino

Brunello di Montalcino is regarded as one of Italy’s best appellations. Located in south central Tuscany below Chianti, the wines of Brunello di Montalcino DOCG are made of a Sangiovese clone called “brunello,” which means “little dark one,” a reference to the brown tones in the skin of the grape. Unlike some Tuscan appellations that allow other grapes to be blended with Sangiovese, Brunello di Montalcino is entirely Sangiovese. Montalcino itself is a picturesque, hill-top town not especially well known for wine production until the mid-19th century, when a local vineyard owner isolated the brunello clone and planted it. Other growers followed suit. Nevertheless it wasn’t until 1970s that wine enthusiasts started paying attention to Brunello di Montalcino, which by then was becoming an outstanding wine. Today there are 120 estates in the DOCG, up from about 25 estates in 1975. Brunellos in general are bigger, darker, more tannic and more powerful wines than Chiantis or most other Sangioveses. By law they must be aged for four years, and two of those years must be in wooden barrels.