Ciacci Piccolomini Brunello di Montalcino 2015

Sangiovese from Tuscany, Italy
JS 98
IWR 97
WA 95
WS 94
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Item # 336291

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$54.95
750ml
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98 points James Suckling: "Extremely perfumed and decadent with dried flowers and spices and fresh mushrooms. Cherries,too. Full body. Solid core of fruit, yet ever so fine tannins. Goes on for minutes. Such beautifully crafted tannins. Drink after 2021. (11/26/19)"

97 points International Wine Report: "The 2015 Ciacci Piccolomini d’Aragona Brunello di Montalcino is a monumental showing in this vintage. Displaying striking aromatics of rose petals, hibiscus flowers, lavender and dehydrated cherries. It is further enriched with citrus notes in the aftertaste. This Brunello is medium-to full-bodied, well-extracted and tailored tannins that lend to a soft and enveloping finish which gives immediate pleasure. This is top-class quality, and amongst the very best Montalcino has to offer. Drink: 2022-2040. (Mar 2020)"

95 points Monica Larner (Wine Advocate): "The Ciacci Piccolomini d'Aragona estate enjoys a beautiful and huge expanse of vineyards at the back of the Castelnuovo dell'Abate village, where the downward slope of the hamlet meets the Orcia River, which delineates the appellation border. The estate's 2015 Brunello di Montalcino offers lovely harmony and elegance. The wine's taste profile follows the soft contours and beautiful horizons that characterize this beautiful part of Tuscany. The mouthfeel is medium-weight but carefully balanced with just enough acidity to add brightness. It shows just enough backbone to guarantee staying power and longevity. That said, the tannins are carefully integrated into the delicate fiber of the wine. This is no doubt one of the most graceful Brunellos to emerge from the 2015 vintage. Drink: 2021-2035. (Jan 2020)"

94 points Wine Spectator: "Distinctly salty, this red features cherry, strawberry, juniper, thyme and tobacco flavors. Tightly wound and energetic, with fine balance and a lingering, resonant aftertaste. Complex and built to age. Best from 2023 through 2042. (4/1/20)"
98 points James Suckling: "Extremely perfumed and decadent with dried flowers and spices and fresh mushrooms. Cherries,too. Full body. Solid core of fruit, yet ever so fine tannins. Goes on for minutes. Such beautifully crafted tannins. Drink after 2021. (11/26/19)"

97 points International Wine Report: "The 2015 Ciacci Piccolomini d’Aragona Brunello di Montalcino is a monumental showing in this vintage. Displaying striking aromatics of rose petals, hibiscus flowers, lavender and dehydrated cherries. It is further enriched with citrus notes in the aftertaste. This Brunello is medium-to full-bodied, well-extracted and tailored tannins that lend to a soft and enveloping finish which gives immediate pleasure. This is top-class quality, and amongst the very best Montalcino has to offer. Drink: 2022-2040. (Mar 2020)"

95 points Monica Larner (Wine Advocate): "The Ciacci Piccolomini d'Aragona estate enjoys a beautiful and huge expanse of vineyards at the back of the Castelnuovo dell'Abate village, where the downward slope of the hamlet meets the Orcia River, which delineates the appellation border. The estate's 2015 Brunello di Montalcino offers lovely harmony and elegance. The wine's taste profile follows the soft contours and beautiful horizons that characterize this beautiful part of Tuscany. The mouthfeel is medium-weight but carefully balanced with just enough acidity to add brightness. It shows just enough backbone to guarantee staying power and longevity. That said, the tannins are carefully integrated into the delicate fiber of the wine. This is no doubt one of the most graceful Brunellos to emerge from the 2015 vintage. Drink: 2021-2035. (Jan 2020)"

94 points Wine Spectator: "Distinctly salty, this red features cherry, strawberry, juniper, thyme and tobacco flavors. Tightly wound and energetic, with fine balance and a lingering, resonant aftertaste. Complex and built to age. Best from 2023 through 2042. (4/1/20)"
Product SKU 336291
Producer Ciacci Piccolomini
Country Italy
Region Tuscany
SubRegion Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
Varietal Sangiovese
Vintage 2015
Size 750ml
Color Red
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