Siro Pacenti 'Pelagrilli' Brunello di Montalcino 2010
96 Points James Suckling
Aromas of dark berry, stone, dried Chinese mushroom and flowers. This is full-bodied, with layers of ripe, intense fruit and a long, long finish. Massive. Needs time to soften.
91 Points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
The estate's entry-level Brunello is the 2010 Brunello di Montalcino Pelagrilli. Fruit is sourced from vines that are between 25- and 35-years-old. The wine is aged in new wood and neutral oak in equal parts. What stands out here is the texture of the wine that is soft, enduring and plush. The bouquet was a bit closed when I tasted this wine, but it did show a steady evolution in the glass that should carry it forward over the next ten years. Pretty floral tones of violets, dried herbs and spice surround the wine's red cherry core. The delivers a touch of delicate sweetness on the close.