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Brunello di Montalcino Ciacci Piccolomini d'Aragona 2016 (375ML)
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95+ Points, Monica Larner, Robert Parker's 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." 11/20
93 Points, Eric Guido, Vinous: "The 2016 Brunello di Montalcino from Ciacci Piccolomini d'Aragona places savory herbs, exotic spice and earth tones above ripeness of fruit. It’s decidedly dark and brooding on the nose, lifted by hints of fresh-picked mint and sage. There are depths of velvety textures in the mouth, offset by a tactile mix of tart wild berries, minerals and zesty acidity which adds vibrancy in spite of the tannic heft and primary intensity found here. The 2016 finishes with a monolithic feel, still wound up tightly in its youthful state but also promising many years of positive evolution in our cellars. This is gorgeous and a great value for age-worthy Brunello." 11/20
95 Points 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. Drink after 2023."
97 points, Kerin O’Keefe, Wine Enthusiast: “Red-berry, wild-rose, crushed mint and dark-spice aromas are front and center on this fragrant red. The full-bodied palate is concentrated but also boasts finesse, offering layers of raspberry jam, smooth licorice and tobacco alongside a backbone of enveloping, velvety tannins. You’ll also detect the warmth of alcohol but the succulent fruit stands up to it. Drink 2024–2036. Cellar Selection.” 03/21
95+ points, Luca Gardini, Gardini Notes: “Another ravishing product from a winery capable of interpreting the territory of Montalcino like few others. On the nose, small red fruits, scents of thyme, closing on the notes of licorice and cinnamon. The palate is both dense and juicy. Great persistence with floral hints. On the finish, fruity aftertaste.” 10/20