2010 Ciacci Piccolomini Brunello Di MontalcinoSangiovese from Italy
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"The year 2010 for Brunello di Montalcino is the greatest modern vintage of Italy’s most famous red wine region. Never have the wines been so profound in quality, character, an...
- 94+ Monica Larner - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
- 94 James Suckling - Jamessuckling.com
- 93 Antonio Galloni - Vinous
94+ Monica Larner - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
"The 2010 Brunello di Montalcino represents a return to the traditional values of Montalcino. The bouquet is buoyant and bright with lingering tones of smoke, ash, balsam herb, licorice and soy sauce. Those kinds of aromas make Brunello such a wonderful wine and thankfully you get them in abundance here. Dry mineral and brimstone also give the wine a sense of focus, sharpness and cleanliness that is very appealing. The close is long, fine and polished. I look forward to retasting this bottle five years from now. One of the stars of the Castelnuovo dell'Abate subzone, this historic estate in family hands for generations has beautifully interpreted the 2010 vintage. Among its most precious assets is the Pianrosso vineyard with southwest exposures and medium, reddish soils peppered with galestro stones. Vines are planted at 240 to 360 meters above sea level and have benefited from diurnal temperature shifts that spark such energy, vitality and buoyancy in the bouquet of its wines. The 2010 Brunello Vigna di Pianrosso is the best yet."
94 James Suckling - Jamessuckling.com
"Very perfumed with flower, truffle, light wet earth and cherry character. Full body and full integrated ripe tannins and caresses your palate. Very fine and pretty. Slight soya undertone. Succulent and enticing. You want to drink this. Better in 2016."
93 Antonio Galloni - Vinous
"The 2010 Brunello di Montalcino is a great example of the Ciacci house style. Rich, layered and ample, the 2010 blossoms with notable depth and amplitude. This is a classic Brunello from Castelnuovo dell'Abate, where the wines are typically resonant and generous. Readers will find a gorgeous, highly expressive Brunello that will deliver considerable near and medium-term pleasure. Crushed flowers, tobacco and cherry pit add nuance on the soft, open finish. The 2010 spent two and a half years in barrel."
"The year 2010 for Brunello di Montalcino is the greatest modern vintage of Italy’s most famous red wine region. Never have the wines been so profound in quality, character, and quantity from the best hillside vineyards of Montalcino. They represent a new paradigm for Tuscany’s unique sangiovese-based red...They showed such energy and intensity yet were rich and deep on the palate. And most have a fascinating savory, almost salty character that makes them succulent and incredibly satisfying to taste." -James Suckling
This is a wine that combines the extraordinary pedigree of one of Brunello's great producers with the magic of the 2010 vintage at a sharp, sharp price. This wine is a 'must-own' Brunello for 2010, especially considering the price.
Our Buying Team hit NYC recently to taste through many of the 2010 Brunello's, including the 2010 Ciacci, and simply put, the wines are stunning! James Suckling's 94 point review on the 2010 Ciacci Piccolomini loved its "full body and full integrated ripe tannins [that] caress your palate...succulent and enticing."
If you've been looking for the right moment to jump on 2010 Brunello, THIS is that time. This offer is a pre-sale and will arrive in the Spring of 2015.
|Sub-Region||Brunello di Montalcino|
94+ - Monica Larner - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
94 - James Suckling - Jamessuckling.com
93 - Antonio Galloni - Vinous
|Taste||red fruit, strawberry and raspberry|
|Nose||asparagus, green pepper and red fruit|