Ciacci Piccolomini D'Aragona Pianrosso Brunello di Montalcino (DOCG) 2013 (Italy: Tuscany) (ID# 3366)

Name Ciacci Piccolomini D'Aragona Pianrosso Brunello di Montalcino (DOCG) 2013 (ID# 3366)
Varietal Sangiovese
Region Italy: Tuscany
Notes "Wild berry, fragrant purple flower and crushed herb aromas mingle with whiffs of tilled earth and new leather in this dazzling red. The stunning, savory palate boasts remarkable finesse combined with an ageworthy structure, offering succulent black cherry, raspberry compote, licorice and tobacco alongside taut, refined tannins. It's impeccably balanced by bright acidity. It's already tempting, but hold for even more complexity. Drink 2021–2033." (Wine Enthusiast) Wine Enthusiast: Top 100 Cellar Selections, 2019: Rank #10

Additional Notes

"Although this wine is not labeled as a riserva, it is released six years after the harvest as if it were one. The 2013 Brunello di Montalcino Pianrosso (with 20,000 bottles produced) opens to balanced fragrances that mix fruity elements with spice, crushed stone and smoke. This wine is linear and direct with firm tannic support at the back. Give it another few years to flesh out further with additional bottle aging." (Wine Advocate) "Exotically perfumed scents of red berry liqueur, Asian spices, potpourri and licorice, with a herbal quality adding lift. Big, rich and dense, with sappy cherry-cola and raspberry flavors picking up a refreshingly savory edge with air. Finishes long, showcasing excellent clarity and power." (Ian d'Agata, Vinous) "Enticing, with warm, savory notes of cardamom, cinnamon and tobacco adding depth to the plum and mulled cherry flavors. Leather and iron accents emerge on the finish. Best from 2021 through 2036. 1,667 cases made, 833 cases imported." (Wine Spectator) "A wealth of coffee and spice aromas with ripe fruit. Full body and round tannins. Delicious and rich. Flavorful finish. Opulent style. Drink or hold." (James Suckling) James Suckling: 94 points "Elegant red fruit, oak, vanilla, coffee, forest floor and exotic spice nose and palate. The tannins are fine-grained and well integrated. Very persistent finish." (Decanter Magazine). Decanter Magazine: 92 points



Scores Press* Points Other Gold Star
WE: 98 pts Cellar Selection Gold Star
WA: 95 pts  
VIN: 93 pts  
Other ABV% Body Oak Bio/Natural/Org/Sus
15.0 Full Light Organic

DEC = Decanter
JS = James Suckling
VIN = Vinous
WA = Wine Advocate (Robert Parker)
WE = Wine Enthusiast
WS = Wine Spectator
W&S = Wine & Spirits Magazine