CIACCI PICCOLOMINI D'ARAGONA 'VIGNA DI PIANROSSO' BRUNELLO DI MONTALCINO, ITALY 2016
Varietal: 100% Sangiovese
Tastes Like: Ruby red verging on garnet. The bouquet is intense and complex: fruit-forward, spicy and ethereal, with hints of red berries and various spices. Warm, harmonic with pronounced and soft tannins. A full-bodied wine with a very long aftertaste. A Brunello that can be refined in the bottle for many years.
What the Pros Say: Wine Spectator - 98 Points: "Both fluid and concentrated at once, this exudes cherry, black currant, violet and mineral aromas and flavors. Saturated with ripe fruit, this has beautifully integrated acidity and tannins, with a racy profile that drives the superlong finish. The tannins flex their muscles at the end yet remain refined. Best from 2024 through 2042."
Other Scores: James Suckling - 98 Points; Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - 97 Points.