Siro Pacenti Brunello di Montalcino PS Riserva 2010
|Region||Italy, Tuscany, Brunello di Montalcino|
Linear in profile, but also dense and focused, with black cherry, black currant, tobacco, licorice and leather flavors permeating the structure. Muscular tannins and leafy eucalyptus notes ride the finish hard, but this red shows balance overall. Best from 2018 through 2035. 166 cases made.
The 2010 Brunello di Montalcino Riserva PS emerges from vines planted in the 1970s in Pelagrilli, one of the districts on the northern side of Montalcino. Deep yet translucent, the 2010 offers good intensity throughout. Dark cherry, plum, rose petal, spice, licorice and new French oak are some of the signatures. I find the oak too much, especially for this part of the Montalcino, but some readers may find more pleasure in this style.