2001 Siro Pacenti Brunello di Montalcino
*Top 100 Wines of 2006* Pure fruit here with lots of currant and berry. Full-bodied, with loads of fruit and velvety tannins. Long and delicious. Needs time. Best after 2009.
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
Pacentiís mid-weight 2001 Brunello di Montalcino is made in a very similar style to the Rosso. A lively ruby, it opens with a finely nuanced, fresh nose, followed by a delicate core of ripe fruit that bursts onto the palate with exceptional elegance, purity and finesse. Silky, fine tannins frame the finish of this unforgettable, profound Brunello. Anticipated maturity: 2007-2019.
Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar
Deep, bright red. Exotic aromas of raspberry liqueur, roasted coffee and mocha. Lush, large-scaled, dense and sappy, with a compelling sweetness; really expands in the mouth. Perhaps a bit obvious and full-blown but sound acids give this wonderfully smooth, rich, fairly primary wine plenty of shape and sex appeal.
Intense black cherry, raspberry and vanilla are amplified by maple syrup, chestnut, dried red rose petal, exotic spice, plum, earth and mushroom. Supple, round and soft with a young, fresh finish and coffee cacao at the end.