2016 Ciacci Piccolomini d'Aragona Brunello di Montalcino

$64.95
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This bold Brunello is fragrant with red fruit, wild roses and dark spices. The full-bodied frame keeps concentration and finesse in balance without giving up an ounce on intensity. This estate’s unique style and golden terroir is threaded through every layer of this succulent, almost pulpy Brunello. A couple more years in the cellar won’t hurt this bruiser a bit – it’ll be ripe and ready to roll after 2023.

Varietal:
Sangiovese
Vintage:
2016
Appellation:
Tuscany
Sub-Appellation:
Brunello di Montalcino
SKU #:
1045556
Size:
750 ml Bottle
WA95+

Wine Advocate

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."

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James Suckling

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.