Ciacci Piccolomini 2010 Brunello Pianrosso
100% Sangiovese | Alc: 14.5% – Big and Bold
Ciacci Piccolomini – the bouquet of the Brunello di Montalcino Pianrosso is intense, complex, fruit-forward and spicy with hints of ripe red berry fruits enriched by various spicy notes. Warm, soft and harmonic on the palate. There is great balance among pronounced tannins, acidity and savoriness. This elegant wine has good potential for further cellar aging.
“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” 97 Pts – The Wine Advocate
“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” 98 Pts – James Suckling
“Rich, with cherry and strawberry notes, tinged by leather, bitter almond and tobacco flavors. Firm and angular, presenting a long, iron- and tea-accented finish. Turns more supple with air, but remains solidly built for the long haul. Best from 2019 through 2033.” 94 Pts – Wine Spectator
Tipsy Knitter Wines – Your Seattle based, online wine shop