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Ciacci Piccolomini Brunello di Montalcino Pianrosso Riserva 2016

SKU Ciacci Piccolomini Brunello di Montalcino Pianrosso Riserva 2016
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99 Points | JS
“Glorious aromas of flowers, nutmeg, dark berries, earth and black cherries follow through to a full body with ultra-fine tannins that are long and extremely polished. They go on for minutes. Reserved and shy still, due to its excellence. Give this four or five years to come around. Try after 2024.” - James Suckling

97+ Points | RP
“The Ciacci Piccolomini d'Aragona 2016 Brunello di Montalcino Riserva Vigna di Pianrosso Santa Caterina d'Oro is gorgeous full stop. It shows an incredible level of Sangiovese purity and sharpness and you taste the grape as if you were eating berries straight out of the vineyard. On top of that healthy and bright primary material the wine layers on elegant aromas of spice ferrous earth balsam herb and red rose potpourri. The aromas meet with seamless integration and segue to ongoing depth and complexity offered to the palate. This Riserva is rather delicate in terms of mouthfeel; however it is powerful and long with high alcohol polished tannins and a silky texture. A hint of sweet cherry mixed with menthol freshness pulls it together at the end. Paolo Bianchini and his family shared the same frustrations as other top producers in the appellation regarding the hot and dry 2017 vintage. Thankfully the Ciacci Piccolomini d'Aragona estate is located in a rather cool location with south-facing vines and well-draining galestro soils on the back side of Castelbuovo dell'Abate. I always like to think of this tiny hilltop hamlet as the place where the day's sunbeams shine in Montalcino before sunset. This estate is certified for organic farming.” - Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate

The Winery

Ciacci Piccolomini d'Aragona

Wine Region

Italy

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