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2016 - Ciacci Piccolomini d Aragona Brunello di Montalcino

Italy, Red

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Wine Details
Vintage:
2016
Type:
Red
Size:
6x75cl
Condition:
OC
Drinking Window:
2024 - 2036
Appellation:
Tuscany
Region:
Italy
Score:
93 pts Vinous
Reviewed by Monica Larner Issue Date 30th Nov 2020 Source End of November 2020, The 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.

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. -- Eric Guido