Ciacci Piccolomini d'Aragona

Pianrosso Brunello di Montalcino Sangiovese

9.120 ratings
9.13 pro ratings
Montalcino, Siena, Tuscany, Italy
Sangiovese
Top Notes For
Pekka Holma

Excelent Brunello from Southern Montalcino.

Excelent Brunello from Southern Montalcino.

May 23rd, 2020
M. Christopher Roebuck

I never get tired of this

94 points

I never get tired of this

94 points

Jan 20th, 2020
M. Christopher Roebuck

Last bottle. Bought a case of this a while back. Someone really needs to give me pointers as to how to refrain from depleting my wine cooler.

As you may know, I love this winemaker. The 2012 is a bit more rigid than the 2010, but it's still dynamite. This bottle clearly could have been left alone for a long while.

There is a hint of spruce on the very top of the nose which rapidly gives way to cocoa, coffee, faint vanilla, and a hint of cherry. On the palate, the chocolate persists (mix with tea and tobacco) nicely and ends with still quite firm tannins. Medium long finish.

Other Ciacci wines with a little age have been better, but this is still an excellent bottle of wine.

93 points

Last bottle. Bought a case of this a while back. Someone really needs to give me pointers as to how to refrain from depleting my wine cooler.

As you may know, I love this winemaker. The 2012 is a bit more rigid than the 2010, but it's still dynamite. This bottle clearly could have been left alone for a long while.

There is a hint of spruce on the very top of the nose which rapidly gives way to cocoa, coffee, faint vanilla, and a hint of cherry. On the palate, the chocolate persists (mix with tea and tobacco) nicely and ends with still quite firm tannins. Medium long finish.

Other Ciacci wines with a little age have been better, but this is still an excellent bottle of wine.

93 points

Aug 11th, 2019
Chris Rauber

In prime drinking window

In prime drinking window

Feb 17th, 2019
Rob Krapf

A lean and elegant brunello.

A lean and elegant brunello.

Oct 7th, 2018
Alexander Reshetilov

Концентрированно, сочно, жарко и одновременно сложно.
Нос сдержанный: пыльца, дым, железо, лакокраска, сушеная черника, сандал.
Во вкусе ликерная вишня, темная слива, лакрица. Статно, но настолько жарко, что насладиться им как следует не получается.

Концентрированно, сочно, жарко и одновременно сложно.
Нос сдержанный: пыльца, дым, железо, лакокраска, сушеная черника, сандал.
Во вкусе ликерная вишня, темная слива, лакрица. Статно, но настолько жарко, что насладиться им как следует не получается.

May 11th, 2018
M. Christopher Roebuck

The single best wine...

95 points

The single best wine...

95 points

Dec 9th, 2017
Tim Watkins

Last night in Lausanne - great Italian meal at the top chef winner Loredana Martori’s restaurant - a perfect pairing!

Last night in Lausanne - great Italian meal at the top chef winner Loredana Martori’s restaurant - a perfect pairing!

Oct 21st, 2017
Matthew Cohen

Modern stewy nose. Jammy fruit. Some spice. Ok if you want modern style Brunello. You could do worse.

Modern stewy nose. Jammy fruit. Some spice. Ok if you want modern style Brunello. You could do worse.

Oct 14th, 2017
Angelo Casagrande

Only had z few glasses at the end of the night. But a delicious wine. My level of awareness was not operating at full capacity.

Only had z few glasses at the end of the night. But a delicious wine. My level of awareness was not operating at full capacity.

Sep 14th, 2017