Ciacci Piccolomini d'Aragona Brunello di Montalcino 2016
|Region||Italy, Tuscany, Brunello di Montalcino|
|Brand||Ciacci Piccolomini d'Aragona|
Ruby red tending towards garnet in appearance. Notes of red berry fruit are wrapped in a slight spiciness; the taste is warm, quite soft and very balanced. Full-bodied wine with moderately pronounced tannins and long taste-olfactory persistence. Ideal with roasted or stewed game and with first courses with seasoning based on the same meats. Also excellent with aged cheeses.
International Wine Report
"Wow, this expresses beauty and precision of execution in the notes of hibiscus, flowering geraniums, currant and pomegranate. The secondary aromas are tinged with lemon blossom and mandarin peel. Medium-full body, soft and integrated tannins of excellent quality and a juicy and centered finish. Better from 2021."
"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. Drink after 2023. (11/11/20