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Ciacci Piccolomini d’Aragona Brunello di Montalcino Vigna di Pianrosso Riserva 2015

$150.95
14.50% /
750ml /
Vintage: 2015
  • WS 97
  • WE 97
  • WA 97
  • DEC 95
  • JS 100
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    The bouquet of 2015 Ciacci Piccolomini d’Aragona Brunello di Montalcino Vigna di Pianrosso Riserva is intense and complex: fruit-forward, spicy and ethereal, with hints of red berries and various spices. Warm, harmonic with pronounced and soft tannins. A full-bodied wine with a very long aftertaste. A Brunello that can be refined in the bottle for many years.

    6 reviews for Ciacci Piccolomini d’Aragona Brunello di Montalcino Vigna di Pianrosso Riserva 2015

    1. WS

      There’s a bright edge to this red, harnessing the cherry, strawberry, rosehip, mineral and tobacco flavors that build on the palate to a long finish. Displays terrific energy and balance, with an aftertaste that echoes both fruit and savory elements. Best from 2024 through 2050. 833 cases made, 450 cases imported.

    2. WE

      Fragrant, full bodied and refined, this opens with aromas of new leather vanilla, baked plum and camphor. The palate shows an enviable combination of structure, finesse and length, doling out raspberry jam, ripe black cherry, vanilla and licorice enveloped in firm, refined tannins.

    3. WA

      The 2015 Brunello di Montalcino Riserva Vigna di Pianrosso Santa Caterina d’Oro is a fine and delicate wine that cleverly delivers the intensity of the vintage but without the heaviness or the ripeness. This wine holds back, just enough, to affirm its poised balance in terms of fruit richness, texture and tannic structure. It shows symmetry throughout. Dark cherry fruit, cassis, plum, lavender and campfire ash set the tone. The mouthfeel is thickly woven and generous, more so than the more linear and focused 2016 Brunello Pianrosso (that I preferred by a tiny margin). This special Riserva represents a 11,000-bottle production.

    4. DEC

      A selection of bunches from Ciacci Piccolomini’s iron-rich Pianrosso vineyard in Montalcino’s southeast, this sees a long maceration and ageing in variously sized used Slavonian oak barrels. It strikes a fine balance of generous ripeness with freshness and juiciness. Pure strawberry, cherry and raspberry meet lilac, rose and an underlying minerality. It’s fluid and almost easy to drink, though long, powdery tannins expand across the palate giving textural complexity. It leaves the mouth clean but wanting more with an appetising blood orange finish.

    5. JS

      The opulence of fruit and complexity of earth, meat, mushroom and cedar is breathtaking. It’s full-bodied, deep and powerful with so much intensity and depth. Chewy and layered, it goes on for minutes. Give it even more time. Try after 2023.

    6. VIN

      The 2015 Brunello di Montalcino Riserva Vigna Pianrosso Santa Caterina d’Oro is nuanced with dark florals, hints of black cherry, mint leaf and smoky minerals. With time, more baritone notes of tobacco come forward. It’s velvety in the mouth, showing ripe red and black fruits, licorice and sweet herbal tones. Fine tannins settle in through the finale; yet they don’t get in the way, as this tapers off to hints of dark chocolate and savory spice.

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    Critical Acclaim

    WS 97
    Wine Spectator
    There’s a bright edge to this red, harnessing the cherry, strawberry, rosehip, mineral and tobacco flavors that build on the palate to a long finish. Displays terrific energy and balance, with an aftertaste that echoes both fruit and savory elements. Best from 2024 through 2050. 833 cases made, 450 cases imported.
    WE 97
    Wine Enthusiast
    Fragrant, full bodied and refined, this opens with aromas of new leather vanilla, baked plum and camphor. The palate shows an enviable combination of structure, finesse and length, doling out raspberry jam, ripe black cherry, vanilla and licorice enveloped in firm, refined tannins.
    WA 97
    Wine Advocate
    The 2015 Brunello di Montalcino Riserva Vigna di Pianrosso Santa Caterina d'Oro is a fine and delicate wine that cleverly delivers the intensity of the vintage but without the heaviness or the ripeness. This wine holds back, just enough, to affirm its poised balance in terms of fruit richness, texture and tannic structure. It shows symmetry throughout. Dark cherry fruit, cassis, plum, lavender and campfire ash set the tone. The mouthfeel is thickly woven and generous, more so than the more linear and focused 2016 Brunello Pianrosso (that I preferred by a tiny margin). This special Riserva represents a 11,000-bottle production.
    DEC 95
    Decanter
    A selection of bunches from Ciacci Piccolomini’s iron-rich Pianrosso vineyard in Montalcino’s southeast, this sees a long maceration and ageing in variously sized used Slavonian oak barrels. It strikes a fine balance of generous ripeness with freshness and juiciness. Pure strawberry, cherry and raspberry meet lilac, rose and an underlying minerality. It's fluid and almost easy to drink, though long, powdery tannins expand across the palate giving textural complexity. It leaves the mouth clean but wanting more with an appetising blood orange finish.
    JS 100
    James Suckling
    The opulence of fruit and complexity of earth, meat, mushroom and cedar is breathtaking. It’s full-bodied, deep and powerful with so much intensity and depth. Chewy and layered, it goes on for minutes. Give it even more time. Try after 2023.

    What does Ciacci Piccolomini d'Aragona Brunello di Montalcino Vigna di Pianrosso Riserva 2015 taste like?


    Light
    Bold
    Smooth
    Tannic
    Dry
    Sweet
    Soft
    Acidic
    Earthy Flavors of the wine

    leather, earthy, mushroom

    Red Fruit flavors of the wine

    cherry, red fruit, raspberry

    Oaky Flavors of the wine

    tobacco, oak, cedar

    Black Fruit Flavors of the wine

    dark fruit, blackberry, plum

    Aromas and Flavors of Spices in the wine

    licorice, cinnamon, mint

    almond

    Citrus notes found in the wine

    orange

    cream, oil, cheese

    Vegetal notes found in the wine

    tomato, grass, straw

    raisin, prune, fig

    Floral aromas found in the wine

    violet, lavender, dried flowers

    Food Pairing with Ciacci Piccolomini d'Aragona Brunello di Montalcino Vigna di Pianrosso Riserva 2015

    Our wine experts think this Bold and Structured Ciacci Piccolomini d'Aragona Brunello di Montalcino Vigna di Pianrosso Riserva 2015 wine would be a match made in heaven with these dishes. Bon appétit!

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