2004, Siro Pacenti, Brunello Montalcino

Brunello di Montalcino, Tuscany, Italy

(Priced at per bottle)

Score: 97

Drinking Dates: 2014-2029

Critic: Antonio Galloni

Tasted: 30-Jun-2009

Made from the estate's oldest vines, the 2010 Brunello di Montalcino is a bold and powerful wine that shows enormous precision and grit. On the Brunello scale, this expression from Siro Pacenti offers more dark fruit, plum, spice, tar and smoke. The wine reveals beautiful density and an important mouthfeel that hits the palate with seductive determination. This wine is holding up beautifully since I tasted it last and has even improved in terms of its complexity and overall elegance. It still has a long way to go.