BRUNELLO DI MONTALCINO RISERVA 2015 DECANTER

Brunello di montalcino RISERVA 2015
DENOMINAZIONE DI ORIGINE CONTROLLATA E GARANTITA

Vintage: 2015

Score: 93/100

Tasting Notes:”It's a characterful Riserva with plenty to say, though it doesn’t reveal everything all at once. It leads with peppery spice and heady dried florals, progressing to earthier tones of truffle and wet soil. The palate is full, showing youthful vigour, firmness of structure and a wood-driven chewiness. Pure black cherries are buried underneath. Drinking Window 2024 - 2036."

BRUNELLO DI MONTALCINO 2016 DECANTER

Brunello di montalcino 2016
DENOMINAZIONE DI ORIGINE CONTROLLATA E GARANTITA

Vintage: 2016

Score: 92/100

Tasting Notes:”The 2016 initially comes across as more marked by wood than usual. Toast and vanilla are offset by sweet moist earth, truffle and plum. The palate is graceful despite its richness and elevated by sappy acidity. Fennel and coffee infuse the finish. Drinking Window 2024 - 2038."

BRUNELLO DI MONTALCINO 2015 DECANTER

Brunello di montalcino 2015
DENOMINAZIONE DI ORIGINE CONTROLLATA E GARANTITA

Vintage: 2015

Score: 91/100

Tasting Notes:”Franco Pacenti's 10ha of vines sit underneath the town of Montalcino at an altitude of 300 metres. With a northeast exposure, this breezy site sees significant diurnal temperature difference, which protects the grapes from over-ripeness in hot years. The 2015 is a particularly robust and muscular expression for Pacenti. Thick, mouthcoating tannins wrap around intense, rich fruit. At the moment it is just hinting at anise, pine and forest blossoms. Wait before approaching. Drinking Window 2022 - 2034"

BRUNELLO DI MONTALCINO 2014 DECANTER

Brunello di montalcino 2014
DENOMINAZIONE DI ORIGINE CONTROLLATA E GARANTITA

Vintage: 2014

Score: 91/100

Tasting Notes:“Franco Pacenti and his family have been making Brunello since the 1966 vintage. The property is a contained 10ha site in the northern sector. The vineyards are northeast-facing on clay soils, with an average altitude of 300 metres. Despite a fully garnet colour and earthy aromas of underbrush, tea and a touch of cinnamon, this still has not yet peaked. The fine-boned tannins are somewhat deceptive as there's a firmness to them, and both the concentration and the length of the finish suggest another five to seven years of drinking pleasure ahead of it. An honest rather than flashy wine. Drinking Window 2019 - 2026”

BRUNELLO DI MONTALCINO 2013 DECANTER

Brunello di montalcino 2013
DENOMINAZIONE DI ORIGINE CONTROLLATA E GARANTITA

Vintage: 2013

Score: 91/100

Tasting Notes:“The Pacenti name is common in the north of Montalcino. At this 10ha property, Franco, his wife and their three children work with oenologist Paolo Vagaggini, who consults for a number of estates in the zone. Winemaking is decidedly traditional, and there is nothing flashy here. Nevertheless the wine is characterful, with nuances of mineral, iron, mint and dusty soil. Though the tannins aren't huge, their grip will see the wine through the next decade. Drinking Window 2020 – 2028”

BRUNELLO DI MONTALCINO 2012 DECANTER

Brunello di montalcino 2012
DENOMINAZIONE DI ORIGINE CONTROLLATA E GARANTITA

Vintage: 2012

Score: 91/100

Tasting Notes:““Exotic, perfumed nose with hints of liquorice and vanilla, while being attractively forward and rounded on the palate with dense and chewy fruit. Drinking Window 2020 – 2028.”

BRUNELLO DI MONTALCINO RISERVA 2012 DECANTER

Brunello di montalcino riserva 2012
DENOMINAZIONE DI ORIGINE CONTROLLATA E GARANTITA

Vintage: 2012

Score: 92/100

Tasting Notes:“Previously named Rosildo Pacenti after the original family founder, this estate was established in 1968 when only 20 producers were bottling Brunello. The Riserva, produced in the best years, is given an additional year in botti. There is a sweetness and density to the red plum and cherry fruit, but this is offset by stone, mushroom and mineral nuances and a long savoury finish. The mid-sized, layered tannins are firm and well-balanced. Drinking Window 2020 – 2032”

BRUNELLO DI MONTALCINO 2009 DECANTER

Brunello di montalcino 2009
DENOMINAZIONE DI ORIGINE CONTROLLATA E GARANTITA

Vintage: 2009

Score: 16.5/20

Tasting Notes:“Warm and spicy with cherry and salami aromas. Easygoing liquorice and red berry palate. Very approchable: you’d never guess it spent 39 months in oak.”

BRUNELLO DI MONTALCINO 2007 DECANTER

Brunello di montalcino 2007
DENOMINAZIONE DI ORIGINE CONTROLLATA E GARANTITA

Vintage: 2007

Score: 15/20

Tasting Notes:“Spicy sweetness of new oak aromas, with a touch of incense and game. Rich, extracted palate, with savoury fruit and raw tannins.”

BRUNELLO DI MONTALCINO 2004 DECANTER

Brunello di montalcino 2004
DENOMINAZIONE DI ORIGINE CONTROLLATA E GARANTITA

Vintage: 2004

Score: 17/20

Tasting Notes:“Natural-style Sangiovese with refreshing and savoury fruit. Tannins well extracted, but elegant. Long finish and a gun-flint savouriness. From 2009.”