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2010 Ciacci Piccolomini Brunello Di Montalcino Vigna PianrossoSangiovese from Italy

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  • 98 James Suckling - Jamessuckling.com
  • 97 Monica Larner - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
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98

"Aromas of lilac, dark berry and sandalwood follow through to a full body, with fine tannins and an intense and savory finish. Very intense and very long. Succulent. Amazing balance and depth to this red. It's so beautiful to taste now but it will be much better in five to ten years. A triumph."

97 Monica Larner - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

"Beautiful and delicate from the start, the 2010 Brunello di Montalcino Vigna di Pianrosso impresses for its depth and balance. The wine sees one more year of oak cask aging compared to the base Brunello and you can definitely sense the extra spice on the nose. Those delicate balsam notes of root beer, ginger and rosemary oil are still prominently on display. Rich spice, leather and tar are followed by dark fruit, prune, blackberry and cassis. The finish is graceful and silky, but its length remains impressive. This is a terrific effort that promises a steady evolution ahead. 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."

Product Detail

Item # 85873
Country Italy
Region Tuscany
Sub-Region Brunello di Montalcino
Ratings

98 - James Suckling - Jamessuckling.com

97 - Monica Larner - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

Vintage 2010
Color Red
ABV 14.5%
Varietal(s) Sangiovese
Size 750 mL
Closure Cork
Features
Taste red fruit, strawberry and raspberry
Nose asparagus, green pepper and red fruit