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2004 Ciacci Piccolomini d'Aragona Brunello di Montalcino Riverva Vigna di Pianrosso (750ml)
Producer: Ciacci Piccolomini d'Aragona ciaccipiccolomini.com
Appellation: Brunello di Montalcino - Toscana - Italy (DOCG)
Type: red
Varietal: Brunello
Maturity: Hold
Rating: n/a
Est. Price: US$90.00
Tasting Notes:
rated: October 29, 2010 , Daniel Simone
"94 points - Robert Parker 91 points - Stephen Tanzez "Good deep red. Plum, spicecake and chocolatey oak on the nose; just this side of roasted. Then sweeter, deeper and more pliant than the basic release, with a chewier texture and an almost liqueur-like richness to its fruit. As big and lush as this is, it's got very good supporting spine and is not at all overly sweet. Finishes with excellent length." The estate’s 2004 Brunello di Montalcino Pianrosso possesses striking depth as endless layers of sweet, perfumed fruit emerge with tons of grace. This, too, is an intense, full-bodied wine. The balance here is utterly exceptional, and the wine’s sheer plumpness makes for a highly rewarding glass of Brunello. Succulent dark cherries, spices, underbrush, minerals and new leather come to life as the wine sits in the glass, yet this remains a backward, structured Brunello in need of serious bottle age. The Pianrosso is a terrific effort from proprietor Paolo Bianchini. Ciacci’s Pianrosso is an old-vines selection that spent 36 months in Slavonian oak. Anticipated maturity: 2014-2024. -Antonio Galloni" Best 2014-2024