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The Brunello Vecchie Vigne 2015 Siro Pacenti “Wine of the Year 2019” by James Suckling

The “Top100 Wines of 2019” by the critic crowns Italy: a lot of Brunello, but also Barolo, Chianti Classico and more

It is not yet commercially available, yet the hype of the 2015 vintage of Brunello di Montalcino, one of the world’s leading lights of Italian wine, is already very high: The “guilt” of James Suckling, an illustrious name in international wine criticism and a guru followed by wine lovers from all over Asia, who crowned Siro Pacenti’s Brunello di Montalcino Vecchia Vigne 2015 as “Wine of the Year 2019”, among the highest expressions of a territory capable of putting in a row as many as eleven 100/100, starting with the single vineyard of the winery led by Giancarlo Pacenti, which James Suckling called “the perfect example of what makes the Brunello di Montalcino 2015 so irresistible, both to buy and to drink: Siro Pacenti has the “wow” factor and I think we can consider it the best young Brunello I’ve ever tasted in 40 years “. But it does not end here, because in the “Top100 Wines of 2019” (https://www.jamessuckling.com/) there is a Brunello di Montalcino 2015 also at position n. 2, that of Renieri, while on the lowest step of the podium in the square the Rioja Prado Enea Gran Reserva 2011 by Muga. Still, Italy at position n. 4, with the Cervaro Della Sala 2017 of Marchesi Antinori, while at n. 8 we find the 2015 Brunello di Montalcino of Eredi Fuligni.
Scrolling down the positions, at n. 14 Brunello di Montalcino Pianrosso 2015 by Ciacci Piccolomini of Aragon, at n. 18 the Amarone Della Valpolicella Classico Sergio Zenato Riserva 2013 by Zenato, at no. 19 the Brunello di Montalcino 2015 Luce Della Vite by Frescobaldi, at no. 22 Brunello di Montalcino La Casaccia 2015 in Canalicchio di Sopra, at no. 24 the Chianti Classico Ceniprimo Grand Selection 2016 by Barone Ricasoli, at n. 25 the Brunello di Montalcino Piero 2015 by Talenti, at n. 26 the Tuscan Syrah Coast Suisassi 2017 of Duemani, at n. 30 Brunello di Montalcino Le Lucere 2015 by San Filippo, at n. 32 the 2015 Brunello di Montalcino by Giodo (owned by the oenologist Carlo Ferrini), at no. 34 Brunello di Montalcino Vigna Montosoli 2015 of Valdicava, at no. 42 the Barolo Vigna Le Rocche 2015 by Bruno Giacosa, at n. 45 Brunello di Montalcino Vignavecchia 2015 by San Polo, at no. 48 the Brunello di Montalcino Tenuta Nuova 2015 of Casanova di Neri, at no. 62 the Solaia 2016 of the Marchesi Antinori, at no. 68 the Chianti Classico Vigna del Sorbo Gran Selection 2016 by Fontodi, at no. 73 the Fontalloro 2016 by Fèlsina, at no. 74 the Barolo La Serra 2015 by Roberto Voerzio, at no. 86 the Barolo Ornato 2015 by Pio Cesare, at n. 87 Frescobaldi’s Giramonte 2016, at no. 88 the Barolo Cannubi 2015 by Paolo Scanavino, at no. 89 the Beyond the Clouds 2017 by Elena Walch, at no. 93 the Barolo Cannubi 2016 of Damilano and the n. 99 the Masseto 2016.

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