"The 2007 Brunello di Montalcino caresses the palate with expressive layers of dark red cherries, flowers, incense and tobacco. Fine, silky tannins provide the backbone as the wine opens up in the glass. The 2007 boasts gorgeous nuance and definition from start to finish. This is a striking wine from Piancornello. The estate gave the Brunello 36 months in a combination of tonneau and cask. Anticipated maturity: 2015-2027. I was quite taken with the wines I tasted from Piancornello this year. The estate is located in the southern part of Montalcino, where the wines typically show considerable breadth and richness. Wine Enthusiast -- 93pts Dark, inky and thick, this hearty Brunello begs for grilled steak. It opens with ripe fruit- blackberry, plum and prune- and has a background rendering of spice, leather and cigar box. It shows a big, bold style, with loads of soft density and opulence. Good structure, too. Drink after 2015. - M.L. (5/1/2012)"