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Identified by the Wine Spectator as 'the best winemaker in the appellation of Brunello di Montalcino', Giancarlo Pacenti took over running his family's 60 hectare estate in 1988. His wines are renowned for their combination of richness and structure. They somehow remain remarkably fresh, pure, and elegant, despite being aged in French oak barriques rather than the large Slovenian oak botti many producers choose in the pursuit of freshness, purity and elegance. The total estate includes 20...
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This is Giancarlo Pacenti's more accessible Brunello with fruit sourced from younger vines that are 30 to 35 years old. The 2014 Brunello di Montalcino Pelagrilli (with 20,000 bottles made) is a mid-weight effort with a bouquet that spans a wide breadth with dark fruit notes followed by spice, tobacco and camphor ash. Those aromas are layered and pleasantly complex. This is a more immediate vintage overall to drink within the next 10 years or so. The house style always prizes precision, fruit ripeness and well-managed tannins. All of those qualities apply here.See detailed press review