Ciacci Piccolomini d'Aragona

Brunello di Montalcino Sangiovese

9.124 ratings
-no 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
Willie Carter

A 2014 Brunello that is able to overcome the difficulties of the vintage and still shine. Deep ruby red in the glass. The nose displays uber Brunello characteristics of fresh herbs and spice. Ripe red berries all over this and they really elevate things. Tobacco is ever present along with a touch of earth. Soft acidity with firm tannins.

The 2014 vintage in Brunello was a bit of a dud with a lot of well known producers not being up to par with their offerings but Ciacci Piccolomini definitely represented well. Full bodied and more than a bit savory in nature this is obviously working hard to overcome the inherent deficiencies in the vintage. And it does a good job. The palate follows the nose with ripe red cherries being dominant. Smoke, herbs, and tobacco. Warm spice lingers on the long finish. Incredibly delicious and worth seeking out for sure.

A 2014 Brunello that is able to overcome the difficulties of the vintage and still shine. Deep ruby red in the glass. The nose displays uber Brunello characteristics of fresh herbs and spice. Ripe red berries all over this and they really elevate things. Tobacco is ever present along with a touch of earth. Soft acidity with firm tannins.

The 2014 vintage in Brunello was a bit of a dud with a lot of well known producers not being up to par with their offerings but Ciacci Piccolomini definitely represented well. Full bodied and more than a bit savory in nature this is obviously working hard to overcome the inherent deficiencies in the vintage. And it does a good job. The palate follows the nose with ripe red cherries being dominant. Smoke, herbs, and tobacco. Warm spice lingers on the long finish. Incredibly delicious and worth seeking out for sure.

May 26th, 2021
John Malcolm

Bright and vibrant. Cherries, plums, and red berries. Delicious now, but I am sure it will improve with some aging.

Bright and vibrant. Cherries, plums, and red berries. Delicious now, but I am sure it will improve with some aging.

Dec 12th, 2020
K. Syrah

2014. Call it 9.1-9.2. So solid for an off-vintage but Ciacci rocks. Has a slightly sour funk with the cherry fruit which combines with surprising concentration to make it fairly unique - works for me. Good tertiary Sangiovese flavors as well. Drinks well now but wouldn’t risk hold too much longer given this subpar vintage. $40 At Wine Library, elsewhere.

2014. Call it 9.1-9.2. So solid for an off-vintage but Ciacci rocks. Has a slightly sour funk with the cherry fruit which combines with surprising concentration to make it fairly unique - works for me. Good tertiary Sangiovese flavors as well. Drinks well now but wouldn’t risk hold too much longer given this subpar vintage. $40 At Wine Library, elsewhere.

Aug 16th, 2020
Kimberly Anderson

Mellow cherry and leather aromas. Well balanced and a smooth finish

Mellow cherry and leather aromas. Well balanced and a smooth finish

Jul 24th, 2020
Nena Madonia

My fave vintage

My fave vintage

Apr 15th, 2020
Brandon T

A nice change of pace.

A nice change of pace.

Nov 7th, 2019
Clayton R Strong

Awesome wine!!! Tons of cherry with leather, good balance of tannins to acidity.

Awesome wine!!! Tons of cherry with leather, good balance of tannins to acidity.

Aug 4th, 2019
Carlo Fernandez

Very balanced. Smoky , licorice . Medium plus for tannins. Same with acidity. It was ready to drink . Maybe a few more years would really make it even better.

Very balanced. Smoky , licorice . Medium plus for tannins. Same with acidity. It was ready to drink . Maybe a few more years would really make it even better.

May 4th, 2019
Jack Bender

Brunello with brunella

Brunello with brunella

Apr 18th, 2019
Paul Candies Ii

Celebrating with dinner with my with before seeing Elton John with a good bottle of wine & meal @ Little Village

Celebrating with dinner with my with before seeing Elton John with a good bottle of wine & meal @ Little Village

Oct 5th, 2016