Grapes: 100% Sangiovese
Exposure: South/Southwest Altitude: 350 m above sea level.
Soil: Mixed consistency with a slight tendency towards clay.
Cultivation system: Spurred cordon.
Average yield: 6 tonnes per hectare.
Harvest: By hand into crates.
Ageing: Ageing in 10 and 35 hectolitre wooden barrels for 36/40 months.
Bottle-ageing: At least 6 months.
Size: 750 ml bottle, 1.5 l magnum and 3 l jeroboam.
Single box, wooden box and case of 6 bottles.
cherry, tobacco and star anise alongside firm chewy tannins. Drink 2022–2030.
This is an extremely refined, focused young Brunello with subtle, enticing aromas of flowers and black cherries that follow through to a medium to full body, ultra-fine tannins and a finish taht lasts for minutes. Best I have ever had from here. A young Brunello that alredy shows so much class now, but better in two or three years. Better after 2022 and beyond.
Grilled herb, forest floor, ripe plum and leather aromas take shape in the glass. The brawny concentrated palate doles out ripe dark berry, tobacco licorice and a hint of orange zest while firm, velvety tannins give the finish texture and grip. Drink 2020 - 2030.
The 2012 Brunello di Montalcino does s very nice job of portraying the Sangiovese grape. There is a level of freshness and fruity brightness here that you might not expect from such a warm growing season. The bouquet offers focus and purity with blue flower, cassis, spice and a savory touch of cured meat. The wine is aged in large oak barrel for 36 months. Celestino Pecci is a relatively new name in Montalcino, but one worth seeking out.
Aromas of blackcurrants, berries and chocolate. Remains subtle and perfumed. Full body, lots of fruit and chocolate character and a hint of vanilla. Fascinating young Brunello that needs two or three years to come togheter. Better in 2020.
James Suckling - The top 25 Brunello di Montalcino 2012
Showing the heat of the vintage, this opens with aromas of charred earth, stewed prune, blackberry compote and grilled herb. The big, chewy palate offers dried black cherry, blackberry compote and nutmeg accompanied by velvety tannins. You'll also detect the heat of evident alcohol on the mid-palate. Give it another few years then drink sooner rather later.
Celestino Pecci 2011 Brunello di Montalcino: a soft and juicy red with dried strawberry and cherry aromas and flavors. Full body, round tannins and a clean finish. Needs time to come together but impressive density of fruit for the vintage. Better in 2018.
Blue flower, wild berry, savory herb and menthol aromas lead the nose. The intense palate offers ripe wild cherry, crushed raspberry, white pepper and mineral alongside firm but fine tannins and bright acidity. Drink 2018–2028.
Celestino Pecci's 2010 Brunello di Montalcino is a surprise hit from a wonderful vintage. I had never previously tasted the wines fron this estate and was delighted to encounter a wine with such sharp definition and intensity. The generous bouquet is redolent of pressed roses, dark fuit, tobacco, spice and leather. The aromas are well stitched togheter to form a tight vinous fabric. That impression is carried forward to the mouth where polished tannins give the wine a firm sense of grip over the palate. Fre
The smoke, floral and sweet cherry aromas and flavors are offset by a vibrant structure in this energetic red. Firm tannins chore up the finish. This shows fine potential for aging. Best from 2016 through 2033.