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Ciacci Piccolomini Brunello di Montalcino 2019


Regular price $64.99

2019 Brunello di Montalcino 98KO 95WA
Ciacci Piccolomini d'Aragona
Montalcino, Tuscany, Italy

$59.99 3+
$64.99 SALE

$74.99 reg

Vineyard: The vines are located in soil of medium grain with good levels of marl dating to the Eocene period. The altitude of the vineyards varies from 240 to 360 meters above sea level.
Grape varietal: 100% Sangiovese.
Fermentation and refinement: In stainless steel and glass concrete vats, temperature-controlled via cooling plates and jackets.
Aging: In oak barrels for a long period of time, followed by a bottle refinement.
Color: Ruby red verging on garnet.
Organoleptic characteristics: The bouquet is intense, fruit-forward, spicy and floral with hints of red berry fruits enriched by delicate spicy notes. Warm, soft and very well balanced on the palate; well structured with soft tannins and long aftertaste.
Service: Open an hour before pouring and serve at 18°C (64,4° F) in large crystal glasses. Bottles should be kept in a horizontal position, far from light sources and protected from both extremes and changes in temperature.
Technical notes: Bottles are protected against counterfeiting by a hologram on the capsule.

98 points Kerin O'Keefe:
"The 2019 straight Brunello from Ciacci Piccolomini d’Aragona is a beauty, starting with its heady scents of red berry, dog rose, spice and Mediterranean scrub. Full-bodied and loaded with finesse, the smooth palate delivers juicy red cherry, cracked peppercorn and licorice alongside tightly-woven, refined tannins. Juicy acidity keeps it balanced and fresh. Drink 2027–2039. Abv: 15%. (Sep 2023)"

97+ points Luca Gardini:
"A compact Brunello from Ciacci Piccolomini. The olfaction opens on notes of cranberry, then marjoram and hints of eucalyptus. Juicy and taut drinkability, sapid tannins, closes with a return of small fruits and balsamic sensations. (Oct 2023)"

95 pts Wine Advocate
There's no mistaking this wine for anything but Brunello. The Ciacci Piccolomini d'Aragona 2019 Brunello di Montalcino shows beautiful continuity, crescendoing on the nose and palate in synchronicity. There are aromas of grilled watermelon, red cherry, garden herb and violet, and there is a charred note that recalls the toasted oak. The bouquet balances out beautifully, but you do get considerably more power on the palate thanks to the oomph of 15% alcohol and young tannins that get under your gums. Give this wine a few more years of bottle age. Production is 66,915 bottles in addition to 4,500 smaller formats.

93 pts Vinous
The 2019 Brunello di Montalcino is a seductress with an unbelievably pretty bouquet of cloves and sweet rose petals giving way to black cherries and balsam herbs. This easily sweeps across the palate, seamlessly smooth yet energetic, with a tart core of wild berry fruits and minerals enhanced by tantalizing acidity. A subtle coating of fine tannins remains as the 2019 tapers off with a pleasantly bitter tinge, leaving a resonance of cedar and dark chocolate. This is a must-have vintage for fans of Ciacci Piccolomini d'Aragona. - By Eric Guido on December 2023
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