2015 Ciacci Piccolomini Brunello Di Montalcino Pianrosso RiservaSangiovese from Italy
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- 97 Monica Larner - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
- 97 Wine Spectator
97 Monica Larner - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
The 2015 Brunello di Montalcino Riserva Vigna di Pianrosso Santa Caterina d'Oro is a fine and delicate wine that cleverly delivers the intensity of the vintage but without the heaviness or the ripeness. This wine holds back, just enough, to affirm its poised balance in terms of fruit richness, texture and tannic structure. It shows symmetry throughout. Dark cherry fruit, cassis, plum, lavender and campfire ash set the tone. The mouthfeel is thickly woven and generous, more so than the more linear and focused 2016 Brunello Pianrosso (that I preferred by a tiny margin). This special Riserva represents a 11,000-bottle production.
97 Wine Spectator
There’s a bright edge to this red, harnessing the cherry, strawberry, rosehip, mineral and tobacco flavors that build on the palate to a long finish. Displays terrific energy and balance, with an aftertaste that echoes both fruit and savory elements. Best from 2024 through 2050. 833 cases made, 450 cases imported. — BS
|Sub-Region||Brunello di Montalcino|
97 - Monica Larner - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
97 - Wine Spectator
|Taste||red fruit, strawberry and raspberry|
|Nose||asparagus, green pepper and red fruit|