Ciacci Piccolomini d'Aragona

Brunello di Montalcino Sangiovese

9.1331 ratings
9.175 pro ratings
Montalcino, Siena, Tuscany, Italy
Sangiovese
Mushrooms, Manchego & Parmesan, Beef, Venison, White Rice, Potato, Exotic Spices, Baking Spices, Pasta, Herbs, Beans & Peas, Hard Cheese, Pungent Cheese, Chicken, Salami & Prosciutto, Soft Cheese, Duck, Tomato-Based, Pork, Chili & Hot Spicy, Lamb, Turkey, Onion, Shallot, Garlic
Top Notes For
Beau Carson

I will never get sick of this wine.

I will never get sick of this wine.

Apr 16th, 2018
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9.3

Bright red. The fresh, clean, perfumed nose hints at red cherry and blood orange. Then sweet and supple on the palate, but with a lively mouthfeel to the red fruit and underbrush flavors thanks to harmonious, vibrant acidity. Has much more midpalate flesh to support its acidity than some other less successful 2013 Brunellos, all of which are made in a similar high-acid style typical of the vintage. Finishes broad, savory and nicely persistent. This 2013 from Ciacci Piccolomini is made in a much cooler-climate style than is usual for this producer. (Ian D'Agata, Vinous, April 2018)

Bright red. The fresh, clean, perfumed nose hints at red cherry and blood orange. Then sweet and supple on the palate, but with a lively mouthfeel to the red fruit and underbrush flavors thanks to harmonious, vibrant acidity. Has much more midpalate flesh to support its acidity than some other less successful 2013 Brunellos, all of which are made in a similar high-acid style typical of the vintage. Finishes broad, savory and nicely persistent. This 2013 from Ciacci Piccolomini is made in a much cooler-climate style than is usual for this producer. (Ian D'Agata, Vinous, April 2018)

Apr 4th, 2018
jake aziz

soft and light, fruit structure is decent but not overly complicated. tar, tobacco.

soft and light, fruit structure is decent but not overly complicated. tar, tobacco.

2 people found it helpfulDec 27th, 2014
Yohannah Burmeister

Infanticide but awesome. Dried red fruits, flowers, herbs, sanguine, slightly astringent tannins softened with a couple hours of air. So freakin powerful. Give it 5-10 more years! #CiacciPiccolomini #debatewine

Infanticide but awesome. Dried red fruits, flowers, herbs, sanguine, slightly astringent tannins softened with a couple hours of air. So freakin powerful. Give it 5-10 more years! #CiacciPiccolomini #debatewine

1 person found it helpfulJan 18th, 2016
Tracy Hall

Lush and smooth. This is a wow Sangiovese with a beautiful finish. MS Tasting

Lush and smooth. This is a wow Sangiovese with a beautiful finish. MS Tasting

1 person found it helpfulMar 9th, 2015
Vanessa Miller

A great wine for a great coupla old ladies. Can't wait to turn 33!

A great wine for a great coupla old ladies. Can't wait to turn 33!

1 person found it helpfulJan 20th, 2015
Amos Schwartzfarb

One of my favs

One of my favs

1 person found it helpfulJan 1st, 2015
Mark Aronica

Big flavors, perhaps a little young.

Big flavors, perhaps a little young.

1 person found it helpfulNov 21st, 2014
Jennifer Massolo

Bound up still. But bright and balanced.

Bound up still. But bright and balanced.

1 person found it helpfulNov 12th, 2014
Jackson Dealey

Beautiful Brunello color, would benefit from another year or so in the bottle to mellow out the alcohol.

Beautiful Brunello color, would benefit from another year or so in the bottle to mellow out the alcohol.

1 person found it helpfulJul 25th, 2014