2018 Ciacci Piccolomini Brunello Di Montalcino PianrossoSangiovese from Italy
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The Ciacci Piccolomini d'Aragona 2018 Brunello di Montalcino Pianrosso is definitely among my top 10 favorite wines from 2018, a challenging vintage that produced uneven result...
- 98 Kerin O'Keefe - kerinokeefe.com
- 97 James Suckling - Jamessuckling.com
- 96 Monica Larner - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
98 Kerin O'Keefe - kerinokeefe.com
Camphor, forest floor, wild berry and dark spice aromas lead the way. Full-bodied and supremely elegant, the delicious palate delivers ripe Morello cherry, crushed raspberry, licorice and tobacco framed in tightly woven, velvety tannins. Bright acidity keeps it balanced and lifted. Drink 2025–2038. 14.5% abv.
97 James Suckling - Jamessuckling.com
This is so complex, with lifting citrus and herb undertones to the blue and red berry fruit. Thyme, sage and lavender, with mocha and clove, too. Full-bodied, full of depth and intensity, with firm yet seamless tannins. Evolves to espresso. Balanced, powerful and very long. Try after 2025.
96 Monica Larner - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
A special single-vineyard wine with origins in one of the more remote, wild and beautiful corners of Montalcino, this is one of the true treats of the appellation. The Ciacci Piccolomini d'Aragona 2018 Brunello di Montalcino Pianrosso opens to a medium-rich appearance and vibrant color saturation. Sangiovese can lose its color quickly, but it remains beautifully intact here. Sweet cherry, redcurrant, spice, blue flower, balsam herb and orange peel are neatly woven together to create this balanced wine. Fruit is sourced from across a 11.7-hectare vineyard with schistous galestro soils. Production is 37,000 bottles.
The Ciacci Piccolomini d'Aragona 2018 Brunello di Montalcino Pianrosso is definitely among my top 10 favorite wines from 2018, a challenging vintage that produced uneven results across the board. This estate expertly faced those difficulties to produce a stand-out wine.
|Sub-Region||Brunello di Montalcino|
98 - Kerin O'Keefe - kerinokeefe.com
97 - James Suckling - Jamessuckling.com
96 - Monica Larner - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
|Taste||red fruit, strawberry and raspberry|
|Nose||asparagus, green pepper and red fruit|