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Brunello di Montalcino, Ciacci Piccolomini d'Aragona 2016

RegionItaly
SubregionBrunello di Montalcino
ColourRed
TypeStill
Grape VarietySangiovese

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Colour Region Vintage Wine Size Cs Bts Price IB GBP Per Score
Italy2016Brunello di Montalcino, Ciacci Piccolomini d'AragonaBT20348.001295 JS2438.66666666666795.0095.00Brunello, Ciacci Piccolomini0.75
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Tasting Notes

Lots of red and blue fruit to this, evolving into wet leaves, freshly turned soil and brewed tea. Light herbal notes. Sweet cherries, too. It's full bodied with silky, firm tannins. More minerality and tea notes on the finish. Elegant and driven. Drink after 2023.

95
James Suckling, JamesSuckling.com, December 2020

The 2016 Brunello di Montalcino (with 56,000 bottles made) shows bold cherry, spice, crushed stone and balsam herb that come together in seamless fashion. This estate has honed a unique style that becomes a common theme traced to each new vintage. I'd describe it as delicate but also succulent with a rich and almost pulpy quality of fruit. The wine is fueled by the golden light that hits this part of Tuscany in those last hours of the day. Here is a wine that shows spirit of place. 2024-2040

95+
Monica Larner, Wine Advocate, November 2020

The 2016 Brunello di Montalcino from Ciacci Piccolomini d'Aragona places savory herbs, exotic spice and earth tones above ripeness of fruit. It’s decidedly dark and brooding on the nose, lifted by hints of fresh-picked mint and sage. There are depths of velvety textures in the mouth, offset by a tactile mix of tart wild berries, minerals and zesty acidity which adds vibrancy in spite of the tannic heft and primary intensity found here. The 2016 finishes with a monolithic feel, still wound up tightly in its youthful state but also promising many years of positive evolution in our cellars. This is gorgeous and a great value for age-worthy Brunello. 2024 - 2036

93
Eric Guido, vinous.com, November 2020
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