2006 Franco Pacenti Canalicchio Brunello di Montalcino
Lovely aromas of sweet berries and flowers follow through to a full body, with ripe and juicy fruit and lots of ripe tannins. Big and powerful. What length too. Built for aging. Best ever from here. Give it four or five years in bottle.
Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar
Bright, deep red. Intense perfume of black raspberry and cocoa powder. Dense, sappy and pure, with penetrating acidity framing the red berry, spice and exotic white fruit flavors. There's something Burgundian about this wine's perfume and fruit intensity. A beauty, but lay it down.
Franco Pacenti's enticing Brunello opens with a sudden blast of cinnamon stick and nutmeg that slowly evolves to include tones of cherry, Indian spice, smoke and even a touch of dried green herb. The penetrating finish offers more clove and sweet spice flavor.
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
The 2006 Brunello di Montalcino from Franco Pacenti is a gorgeous, plush wine laced with red berries, flowers and sweet spices. This is a decidedly rich, fruit-forward style of Brunello, but all of the elements come together nicely in the glass. The intensity of the fruit carries through to the seamless, generous finish. The wine spent 36 months in cask prior to being bottled. Anticipated maturity: 2014-2024.
Concentrated, maturing ruby. Sweet frutti di bosco nose, tea leaves and cinnamon bark. Elegant red and dark fruit palate, with a sweet, concentrated finish, offset by acidity and gripping tannins. Very good length and extract. Seductive. 17/20 points.