Celestino Pecci Brunello di Montalcino 2012
We know, we know, 95-POINT Brunello AGAIN?? C’mon, guys, it’s getting old…
YEAH RIGHT. When it’s priced like this?? Any lover of Tuscan magic should be RUNNING, nay, sprinting to lock in a few. PECCI! Tiziana Pecci, to be exact, a force-of-nature winemaker who turned her father’s small Estate into one of Montalcino’s finest in just a few vintages!! What a mind-blower of a price!
We never get enough Brunello, and when it’s a 95-pointer, well, we just buy more of it --- more to drink now and more to cellar for the next decade or so!! Make cacio e pepe as soon as it arrives and drink this luxurious, old-school-in-the-best-way, finesse-filled wine with it. It’s ripping with complex scents and flavors of blue fruits, crushed berries, mocha and incense, but it never gets into "ultra-modern" in its feel. Wonderful stuff, there is no other way to say it, and we are blessed, BLESSED, we tell you, to have met up with Tiziana some years back. How else would we even get any, much less at a price like this??
Will go mighty quick --- please snag some!
*** Side note: we are actually writing this from our little AirBnB just outside the town of Montalcino --- here on a quick visit to some of our fave Italian producers to make sure they still love us as much as we love them and share some pasta/wine/espresso. We can tell you --- 2017 from the barrel is looking fantastic, too (if a lot less to go around)!
Technical DetailsCountry: Italy
Appellation: Brunello di Montalcino
Winemaker: Tiziana Pecci
Aging/Cooperage: 10 and 45 hectolitre barrels for 36 to 40 months
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