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Prodotti

Raro stile italiano

Vigneti:

8 ettari circa, situati in terreni di medio impasto e galestro, di origine eocenica tra i 240 e i 360 metri s.l.m. dove vengono selezionate le migliori uve per questo Brunello di Montalcino annata.

Vitigno:

100% Sangiovese

Vinificazione, fermentazione ed affinamento:

In recipienti di acciaio inox e vasche di cemento vetrificate a temperatura controllata tramite camicie di raffreddamento e piastre ad immersione.

Invecchiamento:

In botti di rovere di Slavonia da 20 a 75 hl superiore a 2 anni, seguito da un affinamento in bottiglia superiore a 8 mesi.

Colore:

Rosso rubino tendente al granato.

Caratteristiche Organolettiche:

Note di frutta a bacca rossa sono avvolte da una leggera speziatura; al gusto è caldo, abbastanza morbido e molto equilibrato. Vino di corpo con tannini moderatamente pronunciati e lunga persistenza gusto-olfattiva.

Servizio:

Stappare un’ora prima della mescita e servire a 18°C in calice di cristallo a forma "ballon". Le bottiglie vanno conservate al buio, distese, al fresco e senza sbalzi di temperatura.

Abbinamento gastronomico:

Ideale con cacciagione arrosto o in umido e con primi piatti con condimento a base delle stesse carni. Ottimo anche con formaggi stagionati.

Note tecniche:

Le bottiglie sono tutelate grazie ad un ologramma anticontraffazione sulla capsula.

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
2007

94/100

"Though dense and rich, this red is also sleekly proportioned and harmonious. The cherry, raspberry, licorice, earth and tobacco flavors meld with the solid structure. Offers fine length and complexity that increases with aeration. Best from 2014 through 2025. 3,750 cases made."  -B.S.                                                                                                                                                                                                                     

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
2010

93/100

"Tight and sinewy, with eucalyptus, cherry, spice and tobacco flavors. The tannins lock this down for now, but the energy and balance persist, showing fine length. Best from 2018 through 2032. 4,166 cases made."  - B.S.                                                                                                    

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
2009

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
2011

93/100

"The 2011 Brunello di Montalcino is a very beautiful wine that shows a fraction of good things to come. Very fruit-driven at the moment, it should flesh out further with time. Evident fruit underlines the warm growing conditions of this vintage. You get dark cherry, raspberry, dried strawberry and plum. The bouquet doesn't feel overripe per se, but you definitely get a taste of the warm growing season. Delve deeper, and this Brunello begins to reveal spice, herb, cola, tar and black licorice. These elements form the base of the wine's budding complexity. As nice as this wine is to drink now, I look forward to trying it five years from now." 

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
2003

90/100

"Offers black cherry and light spice, with some vanilla. Full bodied, with fresh, clean fruit and a silky finish. Balanced and pretty, with a caressing texture. Best after 2010. 3,750 cases made."- B.S.                                                                                   

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
2004

88/100

"Very attractive plum aromas, with hints of dried flowers and cedar, follow through to a medium-to-full body, with fine tannins and a clean, fresh finish. A lovely wine for early drinking. Drink now. 3,850 cases made."  -B.S.                                                                                                                                                                                                              

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
2005

90/100

Prune, tar and dried spices on the nose follow through to a medium-to-full body, with chewy tannins and a long finish. Outstanding for the vintage. Needs a little bottle age to soften. Best after 2012. 3,250 cases made.                                                                                                                                                                     

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
2006

93/100

"A seductive style, featuring fragrant floral, raspberry, tobacco and mineral aromas and flavors. Firm tannins sweep in on the finish, which is tight and unyielding now. It's all there, just needs time. Best from 2013 through 2025. 3,750 cases made." - B.S.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
2011

91/100

"Cherry, leather, wild herb and underbrush flavors highlight this juicy red. On the lean side, but the vibrant acidity keeps this focused and fresh, extending the woodsy spice and tobacco elements on the finish. Best from 2017 through 2025. 5,850 cases made."  –B.S.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
2010

94/100

"Another wonderful showing in 2010 is the Brunello di Montalcino from Ciacci Piccolomini d’Aragona. This is pure, elegant and refined, bursting with fresh dark cherries and plums followed by spring floral, aged balsamic, wet stones with hints of red licorice. Full-bodied with excellent balance, supported by a gorgeous silky texture and a lovely inner sweetness from the ripe tannins, which carries through to the long, pretty finish. This is quite open, even at the early stage and looks as if it will be accessible immediately, however should also age nicely over the next decade. (Best 2016-2030)"                             

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
2010

94/100

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
2010

94/100

"Very perfumed with flower, truffle, light wet earth and cherry character. Full body and full integrated ripe tannins and caresses your palate. Very fine and pretty. Slight soya undertone. Succulent and enticing. You want to drink this. Better in 2016."                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
1997

96/100

"The terrific 1997 Brunello di Montalcino boasts a staggering aromatic profile of soy sauce, roasted meats, dried herbs, jammy black and red fruits, and Asian spices. This full-bodied, superbly concentrated, layered, multidimensional Brunello is the kind of wine one expects from such a renowned region, but so rarely receives. This beauty should drink well young yet evolve effortlessly for 15+ years."

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
2004

92/100

"The 2004 Brunello di Montalcino reveals sweet, open aromatics that meld seamlessly into a perfumed core of ripe red fruits. This is one of the more intensely scented, fruit-driven Brunellos of the vintage. The wine reveals superior density and richness in an engaging style. The softness of the tannins makes the wine accessible even today, yet the flavor profile is decidedly youthful. Readers looking for a measure of tertiary development will need to give the wine a few years in bottle. This bottling is made from the estate’s youngest vines. Anticipated maturity: 2012-2022."

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
2005

92/100

"The 2005 Brunello di Montalcino is wonderfully plump and juicy in its expressive red fruit. Floral notes are woven throughout, giving the wine its sense of lift and proportion. Though not as explosive as the 2004, the 2005 Brunello di Montalcino offers outstanding persistence on the palate and a long, generous finish. This is a terrific effort from Ciacci. Anticipated maturity: 2010-2020."

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
2006

90/100

"The 2006 Brunello di Montalcino is an attractive entry-level wine. Dark red berries, crushed flowers, licorice and mint are some of the nuances that emerge from this fleshy, mid-weight offering. The aromas and flavors are decidedly on the ripe side of the spectrum in the racy 2006, but the intensity of the fruit covers the tannins nicely, making this an attractive wine for near-term pleasure. Anticipated maturity: 2014-2021." 

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
2010

94/100

"The 2010 Brunello di Montalcino represents a return to the traditional values of Montalcino. The bouquet is buoyant and bright with lingering tones of smoke, ash, balsam herb, licorice and soy sauce. Those kinds of aromas make Brunello such a wonderful wine and thankfully you get them in abundance here. Dry mineral and brimstone also give the wine a sense of focus, sharpness and cleanliness that is very appealing. The close is long, fine and polished. I look forward to retasting this bottle five years from now." 

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
2011

94/100

Fruity aromas of cassis, blackberry and cherry jams. The mouth, the fruity components makes it more alcoholic, accompanied by notes of oak and sweet-savory spices. A balsamic finish lightens the sip, giving it dynamism. Flavourfull tannins, already well blended. 

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
2002

86/100

"Shows mineral and berry character, with hints of blackberry and dried herbs. Medium-bodied, with a firm yet silky texture. One of the best of the vintage. Drink now. 3,300 cases made. " - B.S.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
2008

89/100

"A floral- and red berry-scented version, with delicate flavors of strawberry and currant. Reticent now, featuring bright acidity and a slightly dry ending. Best from 2016 through 2027. 3,750 cases made."  -B.S.                                                                                                                                                                                       

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
2009

90/100

"A nose of ripe cherry, strawberry and floral aromas introduces this juicy, firmly tannic red. More expressive on the palate, staying balanced and long despite the tight finish. Best from 2016 through 2030. 4,580 cases made." - B.S.                                                                                                    

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
2011

93/100

"The 2011 Brunello Brunello di Montalcino is a valiant effort from Paolo Bianchini in this vintage. As this Brunello slowly opens it releases aromas of ripe cherries and plums which come together with dried spices and leather along with an underlying hint of earthy mushrooms. This is a beautifully made, classic style Brunello which is well structured with a gorgeous silky texture leading into the long, sleek finish. If approaching early allow some significant air, but allowing this to continue to develop with a few more years of additional bottle age would be ideal. (Best 2019-2026)."

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
2002

BRONZE MEDAL

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
2009

HIGHLY RECOMMENDED

A bit of a garnet rim here. Fresher and juicier than expected, with rich, luscious peppery, red berry and underbrush flavours. Intense berry fruit flavours and aromatic, spicy notes. Poised and long. Drink 2016-2026.

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
2009

89/100

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
2005

90/100

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
2004

90/100

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
2003

89/100

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
2000

87/100

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
1999

89/100

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
2002

★★

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
2003

★★

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
2004

★★★

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
2005

★★★

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
2006

★★★

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
2007

★★★

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
2010

★★★

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
2003

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
2004

★★

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
2005

90/100

"A solid red, with silky tannins and mineral, berry and lightly toasted oak. Full and rich. Lovely now, but better in 2012."                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
2006

93/100

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
2007

92/100

"Lots of fresh mushroom, with dark fruits on the nose. Full body, with silky tannins and a juicy finish. Balanced and attractive. Slightly chewy now. Better in 2015."                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
2006

91/100

 "Irony mineral nose with notes of coffee and juniper. Full and quite broad on palate with slightly rustic tannins. Some potential but needs time to find its harmony. Better in 2014."    

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
2008

91/100

 "Irony mineral nose with notes of coffee and juniper. Full and quite broad on palate with slightly rustic tannins. Some potential but needs time to find its harmony. Better in 2014."    

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
2009

91/100

"This is savory and fruity with a full body of fruit and spicy, dried-berry and fig character. Round-textured, with lightly chewy tannins. A year of bottle age will improve it even more: try in 2015."        

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
2002

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
2003

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
2004

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
2005

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
2002

87/100

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
2009

93/100

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
2009

93/100

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
2008

91/100

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
2010

93/100

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
2009

91/100

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
2008

89/100

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
2006

92+/100

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
2007

91/100

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
2004

★★

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
2009

★★★

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
1996

92/100

"Ciacci's 1996 Brunello di Montalcino is one of the sexiest, most complete and complex I have tasted. A dark plum/garnet color is accompanied by a sweet perfume of soy, leather, earthy black fruits, smoke, tobacco, and licorice. Complex, full-bodied, and moderately tannic, yet sweet, with plenty of glycerin, and a creamy, fat mid-section, it should drink well for 12-15 years." 

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
1998

90/100

"The 1998 Brunello di Montalcino exhibits a soft, supple, elegant, sweet nose of underbrush, licorice, jammy currants and cherries, spice box, and tobacco. Medium-bodied and luscious, this sexy, kinky Brunello will drink well for 5-10 years."

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
2003

91/100

"The estate’s medium-bodied 2003 Brunello di Montalcino is made in an accessible, forward style. Dark cherries, tobacco, earthiness and tar nuances all flow from the glass in this poised, feminine expression of Sangiovese from the southern part of Montalcino. The wine shows outstanding persistence and a pretty note of freshness that rounds out the finish. Anticipated maturity: 2008-2018. Proprietor Paolo Bianchini is upbeat about his 2003 Brunellos. It is the first vintage in which he had the tools to perform a cold soak, which he feels was especially critical in preserving as much freshness as possible in the wines. For the Brunellos, fermentation and maceration lasted several weeks and the wines were aged in cask."

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
2007

90/100

"The 2007 Brunello di Montalcino emerges from the glass with black cherries, plums, tobacco, spices and licorice. In 2007 the Brunello is especially dark and muscular for the vintage. The warmth of the year plus the estate’s search to make a Brunello that is more approachable in both price and early appeal comes through in spades. The 2007 is a bit bombastic today, but it should settle down with another year or two in bottle. Anticipated maturity: 2012-2017." 

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
2009

89/100

"Paolo Bianchini’s 2009 Brunello di Montalcino is a plump and immediate wine with dark fruit tendencies, a bold appearance and sweet fragrances of blackberry and chewing tobacco. The body is medium in feel but should gain some volume as the wine continues its bottle evolution. The Tuscan sunshine cuts straight through this wine with soft tannins and a fruity, approachable style. Two and a half years of barrel aging follows fermentation in stainless steel. Drink: 2015-2020." 

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
2002

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
2003

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
2004

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
2011

★★★

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
2012

94/100

Wow. I love the texture and beauty of this young Brunello. Medium to full body with a dense and tightly compacted palate. Dried cherry light cedar and chocolate. It goes on for minutes. Gorgeous now. Excellent acid fruit balance, but will improve with age.

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
2011

94/100

The aromas of wet earth, sliced mushroom and blueberry are very pretty. Full body, firm tannins. Structured and firm. Excellent. One of the wines of the vintage. Drink now or hold.

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
2012

95/100

Dark spice, ripe berry, forest floor, Mediterranean brush and new leather aromas lead the nose on this powerfully structured wine. On the full-bodied palate, baking spice, licorice and pipe tobacco notes accent a juicy black cherry core while firm, velvety tannins provide the framework. Drink 2020–2030.

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
2012

92/100

Da uve sangiovese, maturato in botti. Rubino tendente al granato, olfatto classico su note di erbe medicinali, ciliegia, mora e un tocco balsamico. Fase gustativa elegante e armonica con il tannino giovanile che non scalpita. La beva ha così una buona progressione e il finale è saporito e persistente.

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
2012

93/100

The 2012 Brunello di Montalcino is a beautifully finessed and elegant wine. It offers a very pleasing sense of balance in which no one characteristic overpowers the next. A dark ruby appearance gives the wine an open and inviting personality. The bouquet produces a subtle medley of wild berry, blueberry, underbrush and toasted almond aromas. The mouthfeel is lean, but it also shows polished and silky persistence. If you don't have the patience to wait, it tastes great even at this early stage. By Monica Larner

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
2012

91/100

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
2012

16,5/20

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
2012

91/100

A tight, leafy, balsamic style, delivering strawberry, cherry, underbrush, wild sage, tobacco and iron flavors.Though tannic, this is more fluid than its peers, with a lingering aftertaste. Best from 2021 through 2033.

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
2012

2 cuori <3 <3

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
2012

★★★★

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
2012

3 viti

Veste rubino con riflessi granato. Naso ricco incentrato su polpa di ciliegie, ribes rosso, smalto, catrame, rosa appassita, cenni boisé, vaniglia, sottobosco, incenso e cioccolato fondente. Protagonista al gusto un tannino elegante che spalleggia l'acidità; buona progressione con gradevole ritorno di frutta e tartufo. Riposa per 24 mesi in botte grande, seguiti da 8 mesi in bottiglia. Fagiana lardellata al tartufo nero.

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
2009

3 viti

Rubino compatto trasparente e di buona consistenza. Al naso si riconoscono sensazioni di rosa, viola e mora di rovo, con accenni balsamici, speziatura di cannella e caffè appena tostato. In bocca è solido e austero. La struttura si deve ancora assestare e lo farà sicuramente se si saprà conservare la bottiglia ancora qualche anno. Persistenza media con finale fruttato. Matura in rovere da 50 ettolitri per 24 mesi. Petto di piccione in casseruola.

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
2013

93/100

Aromas of light coffee, plum and cherry follow through to a full body with a wealth of dried fruit and hints of figs. Drink or hold.

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
2012

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
2013

94/100

This wine initially comes off as more somber, brooding and dark in personalty. The 2013 Brunello di Montalcino takes a few moments in the glass before its starts to relax and grow in volume and context. Before long, opulent tones of black fruit, spice and pipe tobacco. The wine is elegantly tempered and finessed on the close.

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
2013

95/100

Underbrush, tobacco, ripe berry and balsamic aromas abound in this delicious red. Smooth, fullbodied and savory, the succulent palate doles out Marasca cherry, raspberry compote, licorice and white pepper. It’s well balanced, with firm yet refined tannins and fresh acidity. Drink 2021–2033. Editors’ Choice. —K.O.

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
2013

93/100

Bright red. The fresh, clean, perfumed nose hints at red cherry and blood orange. Then sweet and supple on the palate, but with a lively mouthfeel to the red fruit and underbrush flavors thanks to harmonious, vibrant acidity. Has much more midpalate flesh to support its acidity than some other less successful 2013 Brunellos, all of which are made in a similar high-acid style typical of the vintage. Finishes broad, savory and nicely persistent. This 2013 from Ciacci Piccolomini is made in a much cooler-climate style than is usual for this producer. -

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
2013

96/100

Exuding cherry, strawberry, floral and tobacco aromas and flavors, this effusive, fruity style is bright and elegant, with terrific harmony and a long, mouthwatering finish that leaves a mineral impression. Very compelling. Best from 2020 through 2036. 3,500 cases made. – B.S.

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
2008

89/100

"Bianchini has done a terrific job with the 2008 Brunello di Montalcino. Sweet floral notes meld into dark cherries, cloves and leather. A bold, fruit-driven Brunello, the 2008 impresses for its balance and sensual, inviting personality. This is not a shy wine by any means. Anticipated maturity: 2013-2020." 

Vigneti:

8 ettari circa, situati in terreni di medio impasto e galestro, di origine eocenica tra i 240 e i 360 metri s.l.m. dove vengono selezionate le migliori uve per questo Brunello di Montalcino annata.

Vitigno:

100% Sangiovese

Vinificazione, fermentazione ed affinamento:

In recipienti di acciaio inox e vasche di cemento vetrificate a temperatura controllata tramite camicie di raffreddamento e piastre ad immersione.

Invecchiamento:

In botti di rovere di Slavonia da 20 a 75 hl superiore a 2 anni, seguito da un affinamento in bottiglia superiore a 8 mesi.

Colore:

Rosso rubino tendente al granato.

Caratteristiche Organolettiche:

Note di frutta a bacca rossa sono avvolte da una leggera speziatura; al gusto è caldo, abbastanza morbido e molto equilibrato. Vino di corpo con tannini moderatamente pronunciati e lunga persistenza gusto-olfattiva.

Servizio:

Stappare un’ora prima della mescita e servire a 18°C in calice di cristallo a forma "ballon". Le bottiglie vanno conservate al buio, distese, al fresco e senza sbalzi di temperatura.

Abbinamento gastronomico:

Ideale con cacciagione arrosto o in umido e con primi piatti con condimento a base delle stesse carni. Ottimo anche con formaggi stagionati.

Note tecniche:

Le bottiglie sono tutelate grazie ad un ologramma anticontraffazione sulla capsula.

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
2007

94/100

"Though dense and rich, this red is also sleekly proportioned and harmonious. The cherry, raspberry, licorice, earth and tobacco flavors meld with the solid structure. Offers fine length and complexity that increases with aeration. Best from 2014 through 2025. 3,750 cases made."  -B.S.                                                                                                                                                                                                                     

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
2010

93/100

"Tight and sinewy, with eucalyptus, cherry, spice and tobacco flavors. The tannins lock this down for now, but the energy and balance persist, showing fine length. Best from 2018 through 2032. 4,166 cases made."  - B.S.                                                                                                    

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
2009

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
2011

93/100

"The 2011 Brunello di Montalcino is a very beautiful wine that shows a fraction of good things to come. Very fruit-driven at the moment, it should flesh out further with time. Evident fruit underlines the warm growing conditions of this vintage. You get dark cherry, raspberry, dried strawberry and plum. The bouquet doesn't feel overripe per se, but you definitely get a taste of the warm growing season. Delve deeper, and this Brunello begins to reveal spice, herb, cola, tar and black licorice. These elements form the base of the wine's budding complexity. As nice as this wine is to drink now, I look forward to trying it five years from now." 

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
2003

90/100

"Offers black cherry and light spice, with some vanilla. Full bodied, with fresh, clean fruit and a silky finish. Balanced and pretty, with a caressing texture. Best after 2010. 3,750 cases made."- B.S.                                                                                   

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
2004

88/100

"Very attractive plum aromas, with hints of dried flowers and cedar, follow through to a medium-to-full body, with fine tannins and a clean, fresh finish. A lovely wine for early drinking. Drink now. 3,850 cases made."  -B.S.                                                                                                                                                                                                              

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
2005

90/100

Prune, tar and dried spices on the nose follow through to a medium-to-full body, with chewy tannins and a long finish. Outstanding for the vintage. Needs a little bottle age to soften. Best after 2012. 3,250 cases made.                                                                                                                                                                     

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
2006

93/100

"A seductive style, featuring fragrant floral, raspberry, tobacco and mineral aromas and flavors. Firm tannins sweep in on the finish, which is tight and unyielding now. It's all there, just needs time. Best from 2013 through 2025. 3,750 cases made." - B.S.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
2011

91/100

"Cherry, leather, wild herb and underbrush flavors highlight this juicy red. On the lean side, but the vibrant acidity keeps this focused and fresh, extending the woodsy spice and tobacco elements on the finish. Best from 2017 through 2025. 5,850 cases made."  –B.S.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
2010

94/100

"Another wonderful showing in 2010 is the Brunello di Montalcino from Ciacci Piccolomini d’Aragona. This is pure, elegant and refined, bursting with fresh dark cherries and plums followed by spring floral, aged balsamic, wet stones with hints of red licorice. Full-bodied with excellent balance, supported by a gorgeous silky texture and a lovely inner sweetness from the ripe tannins, which carries through to the long, pretty finish. This is quite open, even at the early stage and looks as if it will be accessible immediately, however should also age nicely over the next decade. (Best 2016-2030)"                             

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
2010

94/100

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
2010

94/100

"Very perfumed with flower, truffle, light wet earth and cherry character. Full body and full integrated ripe tannins and caresses your palate. Very fine and pretty. Slight soya undertone. Succulent and enticing. You want to drink this. Better in 2016."                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
1997

96/100

"The terrific 1997 Brunello di Montalcino boasts a staggering aromatic profile of soy sauce, roasted meats, dried herbs, jammy black and red fruits, and Asian spices. This full-bodied, superbly concentrated, layered, multidimensional Brunello is the kind of wine one expects from such a renowned region, but so rarely receives. This beauty should drink well young yet evolve effortlessly for 15+ years."

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
2004

92/100

"The 2004 Brunello di Montalcino reveals sweet, open aromatics that meld seamlessly into a perfumed core of ripe red fruits. This is one of the more intensely scented, fruit-driven Brunellos of the vintage. The wine reveals superior density and richness in an engaging style. The softness of the tannins makes the wine accessible even today, yet the flavor profile is decidedly youthful. Readers looking for a measure of tertiary development will need to give the wine a few years in bottle. This bottling is made from the estate’s youngest vines. Anticipated maturity: 2012-2022."

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
2005

92/100

"The 2005 Brunello di Montalcino is wonderfully plump and juicy in its expressive red fruit. Floral notes are woven throughout, giving the wine its sense of lift and proportion. Though not as explosive as the 2004, the 2005 Brunello di Montalcino offers outstanding persistence on the palate and a long, generous finish. This is a terrific effort from Ciacci. Anticipated maturity: 2010-2020."

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
2006

90/100

"The 2006 Brunello di Montalcino is an attractive entry-level wine. Dark red berries, crushed flowers, licorice and mint are some of the nuances that emerge from this fleshy, mid-weight offering. The aromas and flavors are decidedly on the ripe side of the spectrum in the racy 2006, but the intensity of the fruit covers the tannins nicely, making this an attractive wine for near-term pleasure. Anticipated maturity: 2014-2021." 

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
2010

94/100

"The 2010 Brunello di Montalcino represents a return to the traditional values of Montalcino. The bouquet is buoyant and bright with lingering tones of smoke, ash, balsam herb, licorice and soy sauce. Those kinds of aromas make Brunello such a wonderful wine and thankfully you get them in abundance here. Dry mineral and brimstone also give the wine a sense of focus, sharpness and cleanliness that is very appealing. The close is long, fine and polished. I look forward to retasting this bottle five years from now." 

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
2011

94/100

Fruity aromas of cassis, blackberry and cherry jams. The mouth, the fruity components makes it more alcoholic, accompanied by notes of oak and sweet-savory spices. A balsamic finish lightens the sip, giving it dynamism. Flavourfull tannins, already well blended. 

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
2002

86/100

"Shows mineral and berry character, with hints of blackberry and dried herbs. Medium-bodied, with a firm yet silky texture. One of the best of the vintage. Drink now. 3,300 cases made. " - B.S.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
2008

89/100

"A floral- and red berry-scented version, with delicate flavors of strawberry and currant. Reticent now, featuring bright acidity and a slightly dry ending. Best from 2016 through 2027. 3,750 cases made."  -B.S.                                                                                                                                                                                       

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
2009

90/100

"A nose of ripe cherry, strawberry and floral aromas introduces this juicy, firmly tannic red. More expressive on the palate, staying balanced and long despite the tight finish. Best from 2016 through 2030. 4,580 cases made." - B.S.                                                                                                    

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
2011

93/100

"The 2011 Brunello Brunello di Montalcino is a valiant effort from Paolo Bianchini in this vintage. As this Brunello slowly opens it releases aromas of ripe cherries and plums which come together with dried spices and leather along with an underlying hint of earthy mushrooms. This is a beautifully made, classic style Brunello which is well structured with a gorgeous silky texture leading into the long, sleek finish. If approaching early allow some significant air, but allowing this to continue to develop with a few more years of additional bottle age would be ideal. (Best 2019-2026)."

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
2002

BRONZE MEDAL

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
2009

HIGHLY RECOMMENDED

A bit of a garnet rim here. Fresher and juicier than expected, with rich, luscious peppery, red berry and underbrush flavours. Intense berry fruit flavours and aromatic, spicy notes. Poised and long. Drink 2016-2026.

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
2009

89/100

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
2005

90/100

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
2004

90/100

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
2003

89/100

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
2000

87/100

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
1999

89/100

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
2002

★★

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
2003

★★

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
2004

★★★

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
2005

★★★

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
2006

★★★

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
2007

★★★

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
2010

★★★

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
2003

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
2004

★★

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
2005

90/100

"A solid red, with silky tannins and mineral, berry and lightly toasted oak. Full and rich. Lovely now, but better in 2012."                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
2006

93/100

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
2007

92/100

"Lots of fresh mushroom, with dark fruits on the nose. Full body, with silky tannins and a juicy finish. Balanced and attractive. Slightly chewy now. Better in 2015."                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
2006

91/100

 "Irony mineral nose with notes of coffee and juniper. Full and quite broad on palate with slightly rustic tannins. Some potential but needs time to find its harmony. Better in 2014."    

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
2008

91/100

 "Irony mineral nose with notes of coffee and juniper. Full and quite broad on palate with slightly rustic tannins. Some potential but needs time to find its harmony. Better in 2014."    

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
2009

91/100

"This is savory and fruity with a full body of fruit and spicy, dried-berry and fig character. Round-textured, with lightly chewy tannins. A year of bottle age will improve it even more: try in 2015."        

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
2002

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
2003

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
2004

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
2005

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
2002

87/100

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
2009

93/100

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
2009

93/100

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
2008

91/100

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
2010

93/100

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
2009

91/100

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
2008

89/100

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
2006

92+/100

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
2007

91/100

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
2004

★★

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
2009

★★★

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
1996

92/100

"Ciacci's 1996 Brunello di Montalcino is one of the sexiest, most complete and complex I have tasted. A dark plum/garnet color is accompanied by a sweet perfume of soy, leather, earthy black fruits, smoke, tobacco, and licorice. Complex, full-bodied, and moderately tannic, yet sweet, with plenty of glycerin, and a creamy, fat mid-section, it should drink well for 12-15 years." 

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
1998

90/100

"The 1998 Brunello di Montalcino exhibits a soft, supple, elegant, sweet nose of underbrush, licorice, jammy currants and cherries, spice box, and tobacco. Medium-bodied and luscious, this sexy, kinky Brunello will drink well for 5-10 years."

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
2003

91/100

"The estate’s medium-bodied 2003 Brunello di Montalcino is made in an accessible, forward style. Dark cherries, tobacco, earthiness and tar nuances all flow from the glass in this poised, feminine expression of Sangiovese from the southern part of Montalcino. The wine shows outstanding persistence and a pretty note of freshness that rounds out the finish. Anticipated maturity: 2008-2018. Proprietor Paolo Bianchini is upbeat about his 2003 Brunellos. It is the first vintage in which he had the tools to perform a cold soak, which he feels was especially critical in preserving as much freshness as possible in the wines. For the Brunellos, fermentation and maceration lasted several weeks and the wines were aged in cask."

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
2007

90/100

"The 2007 Brunello di Montalcino emerges from the glass with black cherries, plums, tobacco, spices and licorice. In 2007 the Brunello is especially dark and muscular for the vintage. The warmth of the year plus the estate’s search to make a Brunello that is more approachable in both price and early appeal comes through in spades. The 2007 is a bit bombastic today, but it should settle down with another year or two in bottle. Anticipated maturity: 2012-2017." 

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
2009

89/100

"Paolo Bianchini’s 2009 Brunello di Montalcino is a plump and immediate wine with dark fruit tendencies, a bold appearance and sweet fragrances of blackberry and chewing tobacco. The body is medium in feel but should gain some volume as the wine continues its bottle evolution. The Tuscan sunshine cuts straight through this wine with soft tannins and a fruity, approachable style. Two and a half years of barrel aging follows fermentation in stainless steel. Drink: 2015-2020." 

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
2002

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
2003

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
2004

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
2011

★★★

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
2012

94/100

Wow. I love the texture and beauty of this young Brunello. Medium to full body with a dense and tightly compacted palate. Dried cherry light cedar and chocolate. It goes on for minutes. Gorgeous now. Excellent acid fruit balance, but will improve with age.

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
2011

94/100

The aromas of wet earth, sliced mushroom and blueberry are very pretty. Full body, firm tannins. Structured and firm. Excellent. One of the wines of the vintage. Drink now or hold.

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
2012

95/100

Dark spice, ripe berry, forest floor, Mediterranean brush and new leather aromas lead the nose on this powerfully structured wine. On the full-bodied palate, baking spice, licorice and pipe tobacco notes accent a juicy black cherry core while firm, velvety tannins provide the framework. Drink 2020–2030.

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
2012

92/100

Da uve sangiovese, maturato in botti. Rubino tendente al granato, olfatto classico su note di erbe medicinali, ciliegia, mora e un tocco balsamico. Fase gustativa elegante e armonica con il tannino giovanile che non scalpita. La beva ha così una buona progressione e il finale è saporito e persistente.

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
2012

93/100

The 2012 Brunello di Montalcino is a beautifully finessed and elegant wine. It offers a very pleasing sense of balance in which no one characteristic overpowers the next. A dark ruby appearance gives the wine an open and inviting personality. The bouquet produces a subtle medley of wild berry, blueberry, underbrush and toasted almond aromas. The mouthfeel is lean, but it also shows polished and silky persistence. If you don't have the patience to wait, it tastes great even at this early stage. By Monica Larner

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
2012

91/100

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
2012

16,5/20

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
2012

91/100

A tight, leafy, balsamic style, delivering strawberry, cherry, underbrush, wild sage, tobacco and iron flavors.Though tannic, this is more fluid than its peers, with a lingering aftertaste. Best from 2021 through 2033.

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
2012

2 cuori <3 <3

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
2012

★★★★

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
2012

3 viti

Veste rubino con riflessi granato. Naso ricco incentrato su polpa di ciliegie, ribes rosso, smalto, catrame, rosa appassita, cenni boisé, vaniglia, sottobosco, incenso e cioccolato fondente. Protagonista al gusto un tannino elegante che spalleggia l'acidità; buona progressione con gradevole ritorno di frutta e tartufo. Riposa per 24 mesi in botte grande, seguiti da 8 mesi in bottiglia. Fagiana lardellata al tartufo nero.

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
2009

3 viti

Rubino compatto trasparente e di buona consistenza. Al naso si riconoscono sensazioni di rosa, viola e mora di rovo, con accenni balsamici, speziatura di cannella e caffè appena tostato. In bocca è solido e austero. La struttura si deve ancora assestare e lo farà sicuramente se si saprà conservare la bottiglia ancora qualche anno. Persistenza media con finale fruttato. Matura in rovere da 50 ettolitri per 24 mesi. Petto di piccione in casseruola.

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
2013

93/100

Aromas of light coffee, plum and cherry follow through to a full body with a wealth of dried fruit and hints of figs. Drink or hold.

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
2012

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
2013

94/100

This wine initially comes off as more somber, brooding and dark in personalty. The 2013 Brunello di Montalcino takes a few moments in the glass before its starts to relax and grow in volume and context. Before long, opulent tones of black fruit, spice and pipe tobacco. The wine is elegantly tempered and finessed on the close.

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
2013

95/100

Underbrush, tobacco, ripe berry and balsamic aromas abound in this delicious red. Smooth, fullbodied and savory, the succulent palate doles out Marasca cherry, raspberry compote, licorice and white pepper. It’s well balanced, with firm yet refined tannins and fresh acidity. Drink 2021–2033. Editors’ Choice. —K.O.

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
2013

93/100

Bright red. The fresh, clean, perfumed nose hints at red cherry and blood orange. Then sweet and supple on the palate, but with a lively mouthfeel to the red fruit and underbrush flavors thanks to harmonious, vibrant acidity. Has much more midpalate flesh to support its acidity than some other less successful 2013 Brunellos, all of which are made in a similar high-acid style typical of the vintage. Finishes broad, savory and nicely persistent. This 2013 from Ciacci Piccolomini is made in a much cooler-climate style than is usual for this producer. -

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
2013

96/100

Exuding cherry, strawberry, floral and tobacco aromas and flavors, this effusive, fruity style is bright and elegant, with terrific harmony and a long, mouthwatering finish that leaves a mineral impression. Very compelling. Best from 2020 through 2036. 3,500 cases made. – B.S.

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
2008

89/100

"Bianchini has done a terrific job with the 2008 Brunello di Montalcino. Sweet floral notes meld into dark cherries, cloves and leather. A bold, fruit-driven Brunello, the 2008 impresses for its balance and sensual, inviting personality. This is not a shy wine by any means. Anticipated maturity: 2013-2020." 

Vigneti:

8 ettari circa, situati in terreni di medio impasto e galestro, di origine eocenica tra i 240 e i 360 metri s.l.m. dove vengono selezionate le migliori uve per questo Brunello di Montalcino annata.

Vitigno:

100% Sangiovese

Vinificazione, fermentazione ed affinamento:

In recipienti di acciaio inox e vasche di cemento vetrificate a temperatura controllata tramite camicie di raffreddamento e piastre ad immersione.

Invecchiamento:

In botti di rovere di Slavonia da 20 a 85 hl superiore a 2 anni, seguito da un affinamento in bottiglia superiore a 8 mesi.

Colore:

Rosso rubino tendente al granato.

Caratteristiche Organolettiche:

Note di frutta a bacca rossa sono avvolte da una leggera speziatura; al gusto è caldo, abbastanza morbido e molto equilibrato. Vino di corpo con tannini moderatamente pronunciati e lunga persistenza gusto-olfattiva.

Servizio:

Stappare un’ora prima della mescita e servire a 18°C in calice di cristallo a forma "ballon". Le bottiglie vanno conservate al buio, distese, al fresco e senza sbalzi di temperatura.

Abbinamento gastronomico:

Ideale con cacciagione arrosto o in umido e con primi piatti con condimento a base delle stesse carni. Ottimo anche con formaggi stagionati.

Note tecniche:

Le bottiglie sono tutelate grazie ad un ologramma anticontraffazione sulla capsula.

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
2007

94/100

"Though dense and rich, this red is also sleekly proportioned and harmonious. The cherry, raspberry, licorice, earth and tobacco flavors meld with the solid structure. Offers fine length and complexity that increases with aeration. Best from 2014 through 2025. 3,750 cases made."  -B.S.                                                                                                                                                                                                                     

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
2010

93/100

"Tight and sinewy, with eucalyptus, cherry, spice and tobacco flavors. The tannins lock this down for now, but the energy and balance persist, showing fine length. Best from 2018 through 2032. 4,166 cases made."  - B.S.                                                                                                    

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
2009

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
2011

93/100

"The 2011 Brunello di Montalcino is a very beautiful wine that shows a fraction of good things to come. Very fruit-driven at the moment, it should flesh out further with time. Evident fruit underlines the warm growing conditions of this vintage. You get dark cherry, raspberry, dried strawberry and plum. The bouquet doesn't feel overripe per se, but you definitely get a taste of the warm growing season. Delve deeper, and this Brunello begins to reveal spice, herb, cola, tar and black licorice. These elements form the base of the wine's budding complexity. As nice as this wine is to drink now, I look forward to trying it five years from now." 

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
2003

90/100

"Offers black cherry and light spice, with some vanilla. Full bodied, with fresh, clean fruit and a silky finish. Balanced and pretty, with a caressing texture. Best after 2010. 3,750 cases made."- B.S.                                                                                   

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
2004

88/100

"Very attractive plum aromas, with hints of dried flowers and cedar, follow through to a medium-to-full body, with fine tannins and a clean, fresh finish. A lovely wine for early drinking. Drink now. 3,850 cases made."  -B.S.                                                                                                                                                                                                              

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
2005

90/100

Prune, tar and dried spices on the nose follow through to a medium-to-full body, with chewy tannins and a long finish. Outstanding for the vintage. Needs a little bottle age to soften. Best after 2012. 3,250 cases made.                                                                                                                                                                     

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
2006

93/100

"A seductive style, featuring fragrant floral, raspberry, tobacco and mineral aromas and flavors. Firm tannins sweep in on the finish, which is tight and unyielding now. It's all there, just needs time. Best from 2013 through 2025. 3,750 cases made." - B.S.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
2011

91/100

"Cherry, leather, wild herb and underbrush flavors highlight this juicy red. On the lean side, but the vibrant acidity keeps this focused and fresh, extending the woodsy spice and tobacco elements on the finish. Best from 2017 through 2025. 5,850 cases made."  –B.S.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
2010

94/100

"Another wonderful showing in 2010 is the Brunello di Montalcino from Ciacci Piccolomini d’Aragona. This is pure, elegant and refined, bursting with fresh dark cherries and plums followed by spring floral, aged balsamic, wet stones with hints of red licorice. Full-bodied with excellent balance, supported by a gorgeous silky texture and a lovely inner sweetness from the ripe tannins, which carries through to the long, pretty finish. This is quite open, even at the early stage and looks as if it will be accessible immediately, however should also age nicely over the next decade. (Best 2016-2030)"                             

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
2010

94/100

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
2010

94/100

"Very perfumed with flower, truffle, light wet earth and cherry character. Full body and full integrated ripe tannins and caresses your palate. Very fine and pretty. Slight soya undertone. Succulent and enticing. You want to drink this. Better in 2016."                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
1997

96/100

"The terrific 1997 Brunello di Montalcino boasts a staggering aromatic profile of soy sauce, roasted meats, dried herbs, jammy black and red fruits, and Asian spices. This full-bodied, superbly concentrated, layered, multidimensional Brunello is the kind of wine one expects from such a renowned region, but so rarely receives. This beauty should drink well young yet evolve effortlessly for 15+ years."

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
2004

92/100

"The 2004 Brunello di Montalcino reveals sweet, open aromatics that meld seamlessly into a perfumed core of ripe red fruits. This is one of the more intensely scented, fruit-driven Brunellos of the vintage. The wine reveals superior density and richness in an engaging style. The softness of the tannins makes the wine accessible even today, yet the flavor profile is decidedly youthful. Readers looking for a measure of tertiary development will need to give the wine a few years in bottle. This bottling is made from the estate’s youngest vines. Anticipated maturity: 2012-2022."

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
2005

92/100

"The 2005 Brunello di Montalcino is wonderfully plump and juicy in its expressive red fruit. Floral notes are woven throughout, giving the wine its sense of lift and proportion. Though not as explosive as the 2004, the 2005 Brunello di Montalcino offers outstanding persistence on the palate and a long, generous finish. This is a terrific effort from Ciacci. Anticipated maturity: 2010-2020."

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
2006

90/100

"The 2006 Brunello di Montalcino is an attractive entry-level wine. Dark red berries, crushed flowers, licorice and mint are some of the nuances that emerge from this fleshy, mid-weight offering. The aromas and flavors are decidedly on the ripe side of the spectrum in the racy 2006, but the intensity of the fruit covers the tannins nicely, making this an attractive wine for near-term pleasure. Anticipated maturity: 2014-2021." 

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
2010

94/100

"The 2010 Brunello di Montalcino represents a return to the traditional values of Montalcino. The bouquet is buoyant and bright with lingering tones of smoke, ash, balsam herb, licorice and soy sauce. Those kinds of aromas make Brunello such a wonderful wine and thankfully you get them in abundance here. Dry mineral and brimstone also give the wine a sense of focus, sharpness and cleanliness that is very appealing. The close is long, fine and polished. I look forward to retasting this bottle five years from now." 

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
2011

94/100

Fruity aromas of cassis, blackberry and cherry jams. The mouth, the fruity components makes it more alcoholic, accompanied by notes of oak and sweet-savory spices. A balsamic finish lightens the sip, giving it dynamism. Flavourfull tannins, already well blended. 

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
2002

86/100

"Shows mineral and berry character, with hints of blackberry and dried herbs. Medium-bodied, with a firm yet silky texture. One of the best of the vintage. Drink now. 3,300 cases made. " - B.S.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
2008

89/100

"A floral- and red berry-scented version, with delicate flavors of strawberry and currant. Reticent now, featuring bright acidity and a slightly dry ending. Best from 2016 through 2027. 3,750 cases made."  -B.S.                                                                                                                                                                                       

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
2009

90/100

"A nose of ripe cherry, strawberry and floral aromas introduces this juicy, firmly tannic red. More expressive on the palate, staying balanced and long despite the tight finish. Best from 2016 through 2030. 4,580 cases made." - B.S.                                                                                                    

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
2011

93/100

"The 2011 Brunello Brunello di Montalcino is a valiant effort from Paolo Bianchini in this vintage. As this Brunello slowly opens it releases aromas of ripe cherries and plums which come together with dried spices and leather along with an underlying hint of earthy mushrooms. This is a beautifully made, classic style Brunello which is well structured with a gorgeous silky texture leading into the long, sleek finish. If approaching early allow some significant air, but allowing this to continue to develop with a few more years of additional bottle age would be ideal. (Best 2019-2026)."

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
2002

BRONZE MEDAL

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
2009

HIGHLY RECOMMENDED

A bit of a garnet rim here. Fresher and juicier than expected, with rich, luscious peppery, red berry and underbrush flavours. Intense berry fruit flavours and aromatic, spicy notes. Poised and long. Drink 2016-2026.

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
2009

89/100

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
2005

90/100

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
2004

90/100

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
2003

89/100

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
2000

87/100

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
1999

89/100

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
2002

★★

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
2003

★★

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
2004

★★★

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
2005

★★★

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
2006

★★★

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
2007

★★★

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
2010

★★★

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
2003

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
2004

★★

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
2005

90/100

"A solid red, with silky tannins and mineral, berry and lightly toasted oak. Full and rich. Lovely now, but better in 2012."                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
2006

93/100

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
2007

92/100

"Lots of fresh mushroom, with dark fruits on the nose. Full body, with silky tannins and a juicy finish. Balanced and attractive. Slightly chewy now. Better in 2015."                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
2006

91/100

 "Irony mineral nose with notes of coffee and juniper. Full and quite broad on palate with slightly rustic tannins. Some potential but needs time to find its harmony. Better in 2014."    

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
2008

91/100

 "Irony mineral nose with notes of coffee and juniper. Full and quite broad on palate with slightly rustic tannins. Some potential but needs time to find its harmony. Better in 2014."    

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
2009

91/100

"This is savory and fruity with a full body of fruit and spicy, dried-berry and fig character. Round-textured, with lightly chewy tannins. A year of bottle age will improve it even more: try in 2015."        

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
2002

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
2003

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
2004

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
2005

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
2002

87/100

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
2009

93/100

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
2009

93/100

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
2008

91/100

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
2010

93/100

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
2009

91/100

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
2008

89/100

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
2006

92+/100

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
2007

91/100

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
2004

★★

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
2009

★★★

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
1996

92/100

"Ciacci's 1996 Brunello di Montalcino is one of the sexiest, most complete and complex I have tasted. A dark plum/garnet color is accompanied by a sweet perfume of soy, leather, earthy black fruits, smoke, tobacco, and licorice. Complex, full-bodied, and moderately tannic, yet sweet, with plenty of glycerin, and a creamy, fat mid-section, it should drink well for 12-15 years." 

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
1998

90/100

"The 1998 Brunello di Montalcino exhibits a soft, supple, elegant, sweet nose of underbrush, licorice, jammy currants and cherries, spice box, and tobacco. Medium-bodied and luscious, this sexy, kinky Brunello will drink well for 5-10 years."

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
2003

91/100

"The estate’s medium-bodied 2003 Brunello di Montalcino is made in an accessible, forward style. Dark cherries, tobacco, earthiness and tar nuances all flow from the glass in this poised, feminine expression of Sangiovese from the southern part of Montalcino. The wine shows outstanding persistence and a pretty note of freshness that rounds out the finish. Anticipated maturity: 2008-2018. Proprietor Paolo Bianchini is upbeat about his 2003 Brunellos. It is the first vintage in which he had the tools to perform a cold soak, which he feels was especially critical in preserving as much freshness as possible in the wines. For the Brunellos, fermentation and maceration lasted several weeks and the wines were aged in cask."

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
2007

90/100

"The 2007 Brunello di Montalcino emerges from the glass with black cherries, plums, tobacco, spices and licorice. In 2007 the Brunello is especially dark and muscular for the vintage. The warmth of the year plus the estate’s search to make a Brunello that is more approachable in both price and early appeal comes through in spades. The 2007 is a bit bombastic today, but it should settle down with another year or two in bottle. Anticipated maturity: 2012-2017." 

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
2009

89/100

"Paolo Bianchini’s 2009 Brunello di Montalcino is a plump and immediate wine with dark fruit tendencies, a bold appearance and sweet fragrances of blackberry and chewing tobacco. The body is medium in feel but should gain some volume as the wine continues its bottle evolution. The Tuscan sunshine cuts straight through this wine with soft tannins and a fruity, approachable style. Two and a half years of barrel aging follows fermentation in stainless steel. Drink: 2015-2020." 

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
2002

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
2003

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
2004

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
2011

★★★

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
2012

94/100

Wow. I love the texture and beauty of this young Brunello. Medium to full body with a dense and tightly compacted palate. Dried cherry light cedar and chocolate. It goes on for minutes. Gorgeous now. Excellent acid fruit balance, but will improve with age.

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
2011

94/100

The aromas of wet earth, sliced mushroom and blueberry are very pretty. Full body, firm tannins. Structured and firm. Excellent. One of the wines of the vintage. Drink now or hold.

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
2012

95/100

Dark spice, ripe berry, forest floor, Mediterranean brush and new leather aromas lead the nose on this powerfully structured wine. On the full-bodied palate, baking spice, licorice and pipe tobacco notes accent a juicy black cherry core while firm, velvety tannins provide the framework. Drink 2020–2030.

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
2012

92/100

Da uve sangiovese, maturato in botti. Rubino tendente al granato, olfatto classico su note di erbe medicinali, ciliegia, mora e un tocco balsamico. Fase gustativa elegante e armonica con il tannino giovanile che non scalpita. La beva ha così una buona progressione e il finale è saporito e persistente.

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
2012

93/100

The 2012 Brunello di Montalcino is a beautifully finessed and elegant wine. It offers a very pleasing sense of balance in which no one characteristic overpowers the next. A dark ruby appearance gives the wine an open and inviting personality. The bouquet produces a subtle medley of wild berry, blueberry, underbrush and toasted almond aromas. The mouthfeel is lean, but it also shows polished and silky persistence. If you don't have the patience to wait, it tastes great even at this early stage. By Monica Larner

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
2012

91/100

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
2012

16,5/20

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
2012

91/100

A tight, leafy, balsamic style, delivering strawberry, cherry, underbrush, wild sage, tobacco and iron flavors.Though tannic, this is more fluid than its peers, with a lingering aftertaste. Best from 2021 through 2033.

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
2012

2 cuori <3 <3

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
2012

★★★★

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
2012

3 viti

Veste rubino con riflessi granato. Naso ricco incentrato su polpa di ciliegie, ribes rosso, smalto, catrame, rosa appassita, cenni boisé, vaniglia, sottobosco, incenso e cioccolato fondente. Protagonista al gusto un tannino elegante che spalleggia l'acidità; buona progressione con gradevole ritorno di frutta e tartufo. Riposa per 24 mesi in botte grande, seguiti da 8 mesi in bottiglia. Fagiana lardellata al tartufo nero.

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
2009

3 viti

Rubino compatto trasparente e di buona consistenza. Al naso si riconoscono sensazioni di rosa, viola e mora di rovo, con accenni balsamici, speziatura di cannella e caffè appena tostato. In bocca è solido e austero. La struttura si deve ancora assestare e lo farà sicuramente se si saprà conservare la bottiglia ancora qualche anno. Persistenza media con finale fruttato. Matura in rovere da 50 ettolitri per 24 mesi. Petto di piccione in casseruola.

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
2013

93/100

Aromas of light coffee, plum and cherry follow through to a full body with a wealth of dried fruit and hints of figs. Drink or hold.

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
2012

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
2013

94/100

This wine initially comes off as more somber, brooding and dark in personalty. The 2013 Brunello di Montalcino takes a few moments in the glass before its starts to relax and grow in volume and context. Before long, opulent tones of black fruit, spice and pipe tobacco. The wine is elegantly tempered and finessed on the close.

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
2013

95/100

Underbrush, tobacco, ripe berry and balsamic aromas abound in this delicious red. Smooth, fullbodied and savory, the succulent palate doles out Marasca cherry, raspberry compote, licorice and white pepper. It’s well balanced, with firm yet refined tannins and fresh acidity. Drink 2021–2033. Editors’ Choice. —K.O.

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
2013

93/100

Bright red. The fresh, clean, perfumed nose hints at red cherry and blood orange. Then sweet and supple on the palate, but with a lively mouthfeel to the red fruit and underbrush flavors thanks to harmonious, vibrant acidity. Has much more midpalate flesh to support its acidity than some other less successful 2013 Brunellos, all of which are made in a similar high-acid style typical of the vintage. Finishes broad, savory and nicely persistent. This 2013 from Ciacci Piccolomini is made in a much cooler-climate style than is usual for this producer. -

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
2013

96/100

Exuding cherry, strawberry, floral and tobacco aromas and flavors, this effusive, fruity style is bright and elegant, with terrific harmony and a long, mouthwatering finish that leaves a mineral impression. Very compelling. Best from 2020 through 2036. 3,500 cases made. – B.S.

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
2008

89/100

"Bianchini has done a terrific job with the 2008 Brunello di Montalcino. Sweet floral notes meld into dark cherries, cloves and leather. A bold, fruit-driven Brunello, the 2008 impresses for its balance and sensual, inviting personality. This is not a shy wine by any means. Anticipated maturity: 2013-2020." 

Vigneti:

8 ettari circa, situati in terreni di medio impasto e galestro, di origine eocenica tra i 240 e i 360 metri s.l.m. dove vengono selezionate le migliori uve per questo Brunello di Montalcino annata.

Vitigno:

100% Sangiovese

Vinificazione, fermentazione ed affinamento:

In recipienti di acciaio inox e vasche di cemento vetrificate a temperatura controllata tramite camicie di raffreddamento e piastre ad immersione.

Invecchiamento:

In botti di rovere di Slavonia da 20 a 85 hl superiore a 2 anni, seguito da un affinamento in bottiglia superiore a 8 mesi.

Colore:

Rosso rubino tendente al granato.

Caratteristiche Organolettiche:

Note di frutta a bacca rossa sono avvolte da una leggera speziatura; al gusto è caldo, abbastanza morbido e molto equilibrato. Vino di corpo con tannini moderatamente pronunciati e lunga persistenza gusto-olfattiva.

Servizio:

Stappare un’ora prima della mescita e servire a 18°C in calice di cristallo a forma "ballon". Le bottiglie vanno conservate al buio, distese, al fresco e senza sbalzi di temperatura.

Abbinamento gastronomico:

Ideale con cacciagione arrosto o in umido e con primi piatti con condimento a base delle stesse carni. Ottimo anche con formaggi stagionati.

Note tecniche:

Le bottiglie sono tutelate grazie ad un ologramma anticontraffazione sulla capsula.

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
2007

94/100

"Though dense and rich, this red is also sleekly proportioned and harmonious. The cherry, raspberry, licorice, earth and tobacco flavors meld with the solid structure. Offers fine length and complexity that increases with aeration. Best from 2014 through 2025. 3,750 cases made."  -B.S.                                                                                                                                                                                                                     

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
2010

93/100

"Tight and sinewy, with eucalyptus, cherry, spice and tobacco flavors. The tannins lock this down for now, but the energy and balance persist, showing fine length. Best from 2018 through 2032. 4,166 cases made."  - B.S.                                                                                                    

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
2009

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
2011

93/100

"The 2011 Brunello di Montalcino is a very beautiful wine that shows a fraction of good things to come. Very fruit-driven at the moment, it should flesh out further with time. Evident fruit underlines the warm growing conditions of this vintage. You get dark cherry, raspberry, dried strawberry and plum. The bouquet doesn't feel overripe per se, but you definitely get a taste of the warm growing season. Delve deeper, and this Brunello begins to reveal spice, herb, cola, tar and black licorice. These elements form the base of the wine's budding complexity. As nice as this wine is to drink now, I look forward to trying it five years from now." 

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
2003

90/100

"Offers black cherry and light spice, with some vanilla. Full bodied, with fresh, clean fruit and a silky finish. Balanced and pretty, with a caressing texture. Best after 2010. 3,750 cases made."- B.S.                                                                                   

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
2004

88/100

"Very attractive plum aromas, with hints of dried flowers and cedar, follow through to a medium-to-full body, with fine tannins and a clean, fresh finish. A lovely wine for early drinking. Drink now. 3,850 cases made."  -B.S.                                                                                                                                                                                                              

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
2005

90/100

Prune, tar and dried spices on the nose follow through to a medium-to-full body, with chewy tannins and a long finish. Outstanding for the vintage. Needs a little bottle age to soften. Best after 2012. 3,250 cases made.                                                                                                                                                                     

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
2006

93/100

"A seductive style, featuring fragrant floral, raspberry, tobacco and mineral aromas and flavors. Firm tannins sweep in on the finish, which is tight and unyielding now. It's all there, just needs time. Best from 2013 through 2025. 3,750 cases made." - B.S.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
2011

91/100

"Cherry, leather, wild herb and underbrush flavors highlight this juicy red. On the lean side, but the vibrant acidity keeps this focused and fresh, extending the woodsy spice and tobacco elements on the finish. Best from 2017 through 2025. 5,850 cases made."  –B.S.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
2010

94/100

"Another wonderful showing in 2010 is the Brunello di Montalcino from Ciacci Piccolomini d’Aragona. This is pure, elegant and refined, bursting with fresh dark cherries and plums followed by spring floral, aged balsamic, wet stones with hints of red licorice. Full-bodied with excellent balance, supported by a gorgeous silky texture and a lovely inner sweetness from the ripe tannins, which carries through to the long, pretty finish. This is quite open, even at the early stage and looks as if it will be accessible immediately, however should also age nicely over the next decade. (Best 2016-2030)"                             

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
2010

94/100

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
2010

94/100

"Very perfumed with flower, truffle, light wet earth and cherry character. Full body and full integrated ripe tannins and caresses your palate. Very fine and pretty. Slight soya undertone. Succulent and enticing. You want to drink this. Better in 2016."                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
1997

96/100

"The terrific 1997 Brunello di Montalcino boasts a staggering aromatic profile of soy sauce, roasted meats, dried herbs, jammy black and red fruits, and Asian spices. This full-bodied, superbly concentrated, layered, multidimensional Brunello is the kind of wine one expects from such a renowned region, but so rarely receives. This beauty should drink well young yet evolve effortlessly for 15+ years."

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
2004

92/100

"The 2004 Brunello di Montalcino reveals sweet, open aromatics that meld seamlessly into a perfumed core of ripe red fruits. This is one of the more intensely scented, fruit-driven Brunellos of the vintage. The wine reveals superior density and richness in an engaging style. The softness of the tannins makes the wine accessible even today, yet the flavor profile is decidedly youthful. Readers looking for a measure of tertiary development will need to give the wine a few years in bottle. This bottling is made from the estate’s youngest vines. Anticipated maturity: 2012-2022."

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
2005

92/100

"The 2005 Brunello di Montalcino is wonderfully plump and juicy in its expressive red fruit. Floral notes are woven throughout, giving the wine its sense of lift and proportion. Though not as explosive as the 2004, the 2005 Brunello di Montalcino offers outstanding persistence on the palate and a long, generous finish. This is a terrific effort from Ciacci. Anticipated maturity: 2010-2020."

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
2006

90/100

"The 2006 Brunello di Montalcino is an attractive entry-level wine. Dark red berries, crushed flowers, licorice and mint are some of the nuances that emerge from this fleshy, mid-weight offering. The aromas and flavors are decidedly on the ripe side of the spectrum in the racy 2006, but the intensity of the fruit covers the tannins nicely, making this an attractive wine for near-term pleasure. Anticipated maturity: 2014-2021." 

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
2010

94/100

"The 2010 Brunello di Montalcino represents a return to the traditional values of Montalcino. The bouquet is buoyant and bright with lingering tones of smoke, ash, balsam herb, licorice and soy sauce. Those kinds of aromas make Brunello such a wonderful wine and thankfully you get them in abundance here. Dry mineral and brimstone also give the wine a sense of focus, sharpness and cleanliness that is very appealing. The close is long, fine and polished. I look forward to retasting this bottle five years from now." 

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
2011

94/100

Fruity aromas of cassis, blackberry and cherry jams. The mouth, the fruity components makes it more alcoholic, accompanied by notes of oak and sweet-savory spices. A balsamic finish lightens the sip, giving it dynamism. Flavourfull tannins, already well blended. 

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
2002

86/100

"Shows mineral and berry character, with hints of blackberry and dried herbs. Medium-bodied, with a firm yet silky texture. One of the best of the vintage. Drink now. 3,300 cases made. " - B.S.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
2008

89/100

"A floral- and red berry-scented version, with delicate flavors of strawberry and currant. Reticent now, featuring bright acidity and a slightly dry ending. Best from 2016 through 2027. 3,750 cases made."  -B.S.                                                                                                                                                                                       

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
2009

90/100

"A nose of ripe cherry, strawberry and floral aromas introduces this juicy, firmly tannic red. More expressive on the palate, staying balanced and long despite the tight finish. Best from 2016 through 2030. 4,580 cases made." - B.S.                                                                                                    

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
2011

93/100

"The 2011 Brunello Brunello di Montalcino is a valiant effort from Paolo Bianchini in this vintage. As this Brunello slowly opens it releases aromas of ripe cherries and plums which come together with dried spices and leather along with an underlying hint of earthy mushrooms. This is a beautifully made, classic style Brunello which is well structured with a gorgeous silky texture leading into the long, sleek finish. If approaching early allow some significant air, but allowing this to continue to develop with a few more years of additional bottle age would be ideal. (Best 2019-2026)."

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
2002

BRONZE MEDAL

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
2009

HIGHLY RECOMMENDED

A bit of a garnet rim here. Fresher and juicier than expected, with rich, luscious peppery, red berry and underbrush flavours. Intense berry fruit flavours and aromatic, spicy notes. Poised and long. Drink 2016-2026.

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
2009

89/100

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
2005

90/100

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
2004

90/100

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
2003

89/100

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
2000

87/100

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
1999

89/100

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
2002

★★

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
2003

★★

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
2004

★★★

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
2005

★★★

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
2006

★★★

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
2007

★★★

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
2010

★★★

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
2003

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
2004

★★

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
2005

90/100

"A solid red, with silky tannins and mineral, berry and lightly toasted oak. Full and rich. Lovely now, but better in 2012."                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
2006

93/100

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
2007

92/100

"Lots of fresh mushroom, with dark fruits on the nose. Full body, with silky tannins and a juicy finish. Balanced and attractive. Slightly chewy now. Better in 2015."                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
2006

91/100

 "Irony mineral nose with notes of coffee and juniper. Full and quite broad on palate with slightly rustic tannins. Some potential but needs time to find its harmony. Better in 2014."    

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
2008

91/100

 "Irony mineral nose with notes of coffee and juniper. Full and quite broad on palate with slightly rustic tannins. Some potential but needs time to find its harmony. Better in 2014."    

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
2009

91/100

"This is savory and fruity with a full body of fruit and spicy, dried-berry and fig character. Round-textured, with lightly chewy tannins. A year of bottle age will improve it even more: try in 2015."        

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
2002

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
2003

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
2004

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
2005

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
2002

87/100

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
2009

93/100

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
2009

93/100

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
2008

91/100

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
2010

93/100

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
2009

91/100

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
2008

89/100

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
2006

92+/100

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
2007

91/100

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
2004

★★

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
2009

★★★

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
1996

92/100

"Ciacci's 1996 Brunello di Montalcino is one of the sexiest, most complete and complex I have tasted. A dark plum/garnet color is accompanied by a sweet perfume of soy, leather, earthy black fruits, smoke, tobacco, and licorice. Complex, full-bodied, and moderately tannic, yet sweet, with plenty of glycerin, and a creamy, fat mid-section, it should drink well for 12-15 years." 

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
1998

90/100

"The 1998 Brunello di Montalcino exhibits a soft, supple, elegant, sweet nose of underbrush, licorice, jammy currants and cherries, spice box, and tobacco. Medium-bodied and luscious, this sexy, kinky Brunello will drink well for 5-10 years."

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
2003

91/100

"The estate’s medium-bodied 2003 Brunello di Montalcino is made in an accessible, forward style. Dark cherries, tobacco, earthiness and tar nuances all flow from the glass in this poised, feminine expression of Sangiovese from the southern part of Montalcino. The wine shows outstanding persistence and a pretty note of freshness that rounds out the finish. Anticipated maturity: 2008-2018. Proprietor Paolo Bianchini is upbeat about his 2003 Brunellos. It is the first vintage in which he had the tools to perform a cold soak, which he feels was especially critical in preserving as much freshness as possible in the wines. For the Brunellos, fermentation and maceration lasted several weeks and the wines were aged in cask."

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
2007

90/100

"The 2007 Brunello di Montalcino emerges from the glass with black cherries, plums, tobacco, spices and licorice. In 2007 the Brunello is especially dark and muscular for the vintage. The warmth of the year plus the estate’s search to make a Brunello that is more approachable in both price and early appeal comes through in spades. The 2007 is a bit bombastic today, but it should settle down with another year or two in bottle. Anticipated maturity: 2012-2017." 

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
2009

89/100

"Paolo Bianchini’s 2009 Brunello di Montalcino is a plump and immediate wine with dark fruit tendencies, a bold appearance and sweet fragrances of blackberry and chewing tobacco. The body is medium in feel but should gain some volume as the wine continues its bottle evolution. The Tuscan sunshine cuts straight through this wine with soft tannins and a fruity, approachable style. Two and a half years of barrel aging follows fermentation in stainless steel. Drink: 2015-2020." 

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
2002

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
2003

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
2004

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
2011

★★★

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
2012

94/100

Wow. I love the texture and beauty of this young Brunello. Medium to full body with a dense and tightly compacted palate. Dried cherry light cedar and chocolate. It goes on for minutes. Gorgeous now. Excellent acid fruit balance, but will improve with age.

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
2011

94/100

The aromas of wet earth, sliced mushroom and blueberry are very pretty. Full body, firm tannins. Structured and firm. Excellent. One of the wines of the vintage. Drink now or hold.

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
2012

95/100

Dark spice, ripe berry, forest floor, Mediterranean brush and new leather aromas lead the nose on this powerfully structured wine. On the full-bodied palate, baking spice, licorice and pipe tobacco notes accent a juicy black cherry core while firm, velvety tannins provide the framework. Drink 2020–2030.

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
2012

92/100

Da uve sangiovese, maturato in botti. Rubino tendente al granato, olfatto classico su note di erbe medicinali, ciliegia, mora e un tocco balsamico. Fase gustativa elegante e armonica con il tannino giovanile che non scalpita. La beva ha così una buona progressione e il finale è saporito e persistente.

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
2012

93/100

The 2012 Brunello di Montalcino is a beautifully finessed and elegant wine. It offers a very pleasing sense of balance in which no one characteristic overpowers the next. A dark ruby appearance gives the wine an open and inviting personality. The bouquet produces a subtle medley of wild berry, blueberry, underbrush and toasted almond aromas. The mouthfeel is lean, but it also shows polished and silky persistence. If you don't have the patience to wait, it tastes great even at this early stage. By Monica Larner

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
2012

91/100

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
2012

16,5/20

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
2012

91/100

A tight, leafy, balsamic style, delivering strawberry, cherry, underbrush, wild sage, tobacco and iron flavors.Though tannic, this is more fluid than its peers, with a lingering aftertaste. Best from 2021 through 2033.

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
2012

2 cuori <3 <3

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
2012

★★★★

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
2012

3 viti

Veste rubino con riflessi granato. Naso ricco incentrato su polpa di ciliegie, ribes rosso, smalto, catrame, rosa appassita, cenni boisé, vaniglia, sottobosco, incenso e cioccolato fondente. Protagonista al gusto un tannino elegante che spalleggia l'acidità; buona progressione con gradevole ritorno di frutta e tartufo. Riposa per 24 mesi in botte grande, seguiti da 8 mesi in bottiglia. Fagiana lardellata al tartufo nero.

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
2009

3 viti

Rubino compatto trasparente e di buona consistenza. Al naso si riconoscono sensazioni di rosa, viola e mora di rovo, con accenni balsamici, speziatura di cannella e caffè appena tostato. In bocca è solido e austero. La struttura si deve ancora assestare e lo farà sicuramente se si saprà conservare la bottiglia ancora qualche anno. Persistenza media con finale fruttato. Matura in rovere da 50 ettolitri per 24 mesi. Petto di piccione in casseruola.

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
2013

93/100

Aromas of light coffee, plum and cherry follow through to a full body with a wealth of dried fruit and hints of figs. Drink or hold.

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
2012

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
2013

94/100

This wine initially comes off as more somber, brooding and dark in personalty. The 2013 Brunello di Montalcino takes a few moments in the glass before its starts to relax and grow in volume and context. Before long, opulent tones of black fruit, spice and pipe tobacco. The wine is elegantly tempered and finessed on the close.

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
2013

95/100

Underbrush, tobacco, ripe berry and balsamic aromas abound in this delicious red. Smooth, fullbodied and savory, the succulent palate doles out Marasca cherry, raspberry compote, licorice and white pepper. It’s well balanced, with firm yet refined tannins and fresh acidity. Drink 2021–2033. Editors’ Choice. —K.O.

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
2013

93/100

Bright red. The fresh, clean, perfumed nose hints at red cherry and blood orange. Then sweet and supple on the palate, but with a lively mouthfeel to the red fruit and underbrush flavors thanks to harmonious, vibrant acidity. Has much more midpalate flesh to support its acidity than some other less successful 2013 Brunellos, all of which are made in a similar high-acid style typical of the vintage. Finishes broad, savory and nicely persistent. This 2013 from Ciacci Piccolomini is made in a much cooler-climate style than is usual for this producer. -

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
2013

96/100

Exuding cherry, strawberry, floral and tobacco aromas and flavors, this effusive, fruity style is bright and elegant, with terrific harmony and a long, mouthwatering finish that leaves a mineral impression. Very compelling. Best from 2020 through 2036. 3,500 cases made. – B.S.

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
2008

89/100

"Bianchini has done a terrific job with the 2008 Brunello di Montalcino. Sweet floral notes meld into dark cherries, cloves and leather. A bold, fruit-driven Brunello, the 2008 impresses for its balance and sensual, inviting personality. This is not a shy wine by any means. Anticipated maturity: 2013-2020." 

Vigneti:

8 ettari circa, situati in terreni di medio impasto e galestro, di origine eocenica tra i 240 e i 360 metri s.l.m. dove vengono selezionate le migliori uve per questo Brunello di Montalcino annata.

Vitigno:

100% Sangiovese

Vinificazione, fermentazione ed affinamento:

In recipienti di acciaio inox e vasche di cemento vetrificate a temperatura controllata tramite camicie di raffreddamento e piastre ad immersione.

Invecchiamento:

In botti di rovere di Slavonia da 20 a 85 hl superiore a 2 anni, seguito da un affinamento in bottiglia superiore a 8 mesi.

Colore:

Rosso rubino tendente al granato.

Caratteristiche Organolettiche:

Note di frutta a bacca rossa sono avvolte da una leggera speziatura; al gusto è caldo, abbastanza morbido e molto equilibrato. Vino di corpo con tannini moderatamente pronunciati e lunga persistenza gusto-olfattiva.

Servizio:

Stappare un’ora prima della mescita e servire a 18°C in calice di cristallo a forma "ballon". Le bottiglie vanno conservate al buio, distese, al fresco e senza sbalzi di temperatura.

Abbinamento gastronomico:

Ideale con cacciagione arrosto o in umido e con primi piatti con condimento a base delle stesse carni. Ottimo anche con formaggi stagionati.

Note tecniche:

Le bottiglie sono tutelate grazie ad un ologramma anticontraffazione sulla capsula.

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
2007

94/100

"Though dense and rich, this red is also sleekly proportioned and harmonious. The cherry, raspberry, licorice, earth and tobacco flavors meld with the solid structure. Offers fine length and complexity that increases with aeration. Best from 2014 through 2025. 3,750 cases made."  -B.S.                                                                                                                                                                                                                     

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
2010

93/100

"Tight and sinewy, with eucalyptus, cherry, spice and tobacco flavors. The tannins lock this down for now, but the energy and balance persist, showing fine length. Best from 2018 through 2032. 4,166 cases made."  - B.S.                                                                                                    

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
2009

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
2011

93/100

"The 2011 Brunello di Montalcino is a very beautiful wine that shows a fraction of good things to come. Very fruit-driven at the moment, it should flesh out further with time. Evident fruit underlines the warm growing conditions of this vintage. You get dark cherry, raspberry, dried strawberry and plum. The bouquet doesn't feel overripe per se, but you definitely get a taste of the warm growing season. Delve deeper, and this Brunello begins to reveal spice, herb, cola, tar and black licorice. These elements form the base of the wine's budding complexity. As nice as this wine is to drink now, I look forward to trying it five years from now." 

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
2003

90/100

"Offers black cherry and light spice, with some vanilla. Full bodied, with fresh, clean fruit and a silky finish. Balanced and pretty, with a caressing texture. Best after 2010. 3,750 cases made."- B.S.                                                                                   

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
2004

88/100

"Very attractive plum aromas, with hints of dried flowers and cedar, follow through to a medium-to-full body, with fine tannins and a clean, fresh finish. A lovely wine for early drinking. Drink now. 3,850 cases made."  -B.S.                                                                                                                                                                                                              

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
2005

90/100

Prune, tar and dried spices on the nose follow through to a medium-to-full body, with chewy tannins and a long finish. Outstanding for the vintage. Needs a little bottle age to soften. Best after 2012. 3,250 cases made.                                                                                                                                                                     

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
2006

93/100

"A seductive style, featuring fragrant floral, raspberry, tobacco and mineral aromas and flavors. Firm tannins sweep in on the finish, which is tight and unyielding now. It's all there, just needs time. Best from 2013 through 2025. 3,750 cases made." - B.S.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
2011

91/100

"Cherry, leather, wild herb and underbrush flavors highlight this juicy red. On the lean side, but the vibrant acidity keeps this focused and fresh, extending the woodsy spice and tobacco elements on the finish. Best from 2017 through 2025. 5,850 cases made."  –B.S.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
2010

94/100

"Another wonderful showing in 2010 is the Brunello di Montalcino from Ciacci Piccolomini d’Aragona. This is pure, elegant and refined, bursting with fresh dark cherries and plums followed by spring floral, aged balsamic, wet stones with hints of red licorice. Full-bodied with excellent balance, supported by a gorgeous silky texture and a lovely inner sweetness from the ripe tannins, which carries through to the long, pretty finish. This is quite open, even at the early stage and looks as if it will be accessible immediately, however should also age nicely over the next decade. (Best 2016-2030)"                             

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
2010

94/100

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
2010

94/100

"Very perfumed with flower, truffle, light wet earth and cherry character. Full body and full integrated ripe tannins and caresses your palate. Very fine and pretty. Slight soya undertone. Succulent and enticing. You want to drink this. Better in 2016."                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
1997

96/100

"The terrific 1997 Brunello di Montalcino boasts a staggering aromatic profile of soy sauce, roasted meats, dried herbs, jammy black and red fruits, and Asian spices. This full-bodied, superbly concentrated, layered, multidimensional Brunello is the kind of wine one expects from such a renowned region, but so rarely receives. This beauty should drink well young yet evolve effortlessly for 15+ years."

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
2004

92/100

"The 2004 Brunello di Montalcino reveals sweet, open aromatics that meld seamlessly into a perfumed core of ripe red fruits. This is one of the more intensely scented, fruit-driven Brunellos of the vintage. The wine reveals superior density and richness in an engaging style. The softness of the tannins makes the wine accessible even today, yet the flavor profile is decidedly youthful. Readers looking for a measure of tertiary development will need to give the wine a few years in bottle. This bottling is made from the estate’s youngest vines. Anticipated maturity: 2012-2022."

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
2005

92/100

"The 2005 Brunello di Montalcino is wonderfully plump and juicy in its expressive red fruit. Floral notes are woven throughout, giving the wine its sense of lift and proportion. Though not as explosive as the 2004, the 2005 Brunello di Montalcino offers outstanding persistence on the palate and a long, generous finish. This is a terrific effort from Ciacci. Anticipated maturity: 2010-2020."

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
2006

90/100

"The 2006 Brunello di Montalcino is an attractive entry-level wine. Dark red berries, crushed flowers, licorice and mint are some of the nuances that emerge from this fleshy, mid-weight offering. The aromas and flavors are decidedly on the ripe side of the spectrum in the racy 2006, but the intensity of the fruit covers the tannins nicely, making this an attractive wine for near-term pleasure. Anticipated maturity: 2014-2021." 

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
2010

94/100

"The 2010 Brunello di Montalcino represents a return to the traditional values of Montalcino. The bouquet is buoyant and bright with lingering tones of smoke, ash, balsam herb, licorice and soy sauce. Those kinds of aromas make Brunello such a wonderful wine and thankfully you get them in abundance here. Dry mineral and brimstone also give the wine a sense of focus, sharpness and cleanliness that is very appealing. The close is long, fine and polished. I look forward to retasting this bottle five years from now." 

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
2011

94/100

Fruity aromas of cassis, blackberry and cherry jams. The mouth, the fruity components makes it more alcoholic, accompanied by notes of oak and sweet-savory spices. A balsamic finish lightens the sip, giving it dynamism. Flavourfull tannins, already well blended. 

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
2002

86/100

"Shows mineral and berry character, with hints of blackberry and dried herbs. Medium-bodied, with a firm yet silky texture. One of the best of the vintage. Drink now. 3,300 cases made. " - B.S.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
2008

89/100

"A floral- and red berry-scented version, with delicate flavors of strawberry and currant. Reticent now, featuring bright acidity and a slightly dry ending. Best from 2016 through 2027. 3,750 cases made."  -B.S.                                                                                                                                                                                       

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
2009

90/100

"A nose of ripe cherry, strawberry and floral aromas introduces this juicy, firmly tannic red. More expressive on the palate, staying balanced and long despite the tight finish. Best from 2016 through 2030. 4,580 cases made." - B.S.                                                                                                    

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
2011

93/100

"The 2011 Brunello Brunello di Montalcino is a valiant effort from Paolo Bianchini in this vintage. As this Brunello slowly opens it releases aromas of ripe cherries and plums which come together with dried spices and leather along with an underlying hint of earthy mushrooms. This is a beautifully made, classic style Brunello which is well structured with a gorgeous silky texture leading into the long, sleek finish. If approaching early allow some significant air, but allowing this to continue to develop with a few more years of additional bottle age would be ideal. (Best 2019-2026)."

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
2002

BRONZE MEDAL

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
2009

HIGHLY RECOMMENDED

A bit of a garnet rim here. Fresher and juicier than expected, with rich, luscious peppery, red berry and underbrush flavours. Intense berry fruit flavours and aromatic, spicy notes. Poised and long. Drink 2016-2026.

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
2009

89/100

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
2005

90/100

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
2004

90/100

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
2003

89/100

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
2000

87/100

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
1999

89/100

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
2002

★★

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
2003

★★

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
2004

★★★

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
2005

★★★

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
2006

★★★

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
2007

★★★

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
2010

★★★

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
2003

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
2004

★★

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
2005

90/100

"A solid red, with silky tannins and mineral, berry and lightly toasted oak. Full and rich. Lovely now, but better in 2012."                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
2006

93/100

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
2007

92/100

"Lots of fresh mushroom, with dark fruits on the nose. Full body, with silky tannins and a juicy finish. Balanced and attractive. Slightly chewy now. Better in 2015."                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
2006

91/100

 "Irony mineral nose with notes of coffee and juniper. Full and quite broad on palate with slightly rustic tannins. Some potential but needs time to find its harmony. Better in 2014."    

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
2008

91/100

 "Irony mineral nose with notes of coffee and juniper. Full and quite broad on palate with slightly rustic tannins. Some potential but needs time to find its harmony. Better in 2014."    

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
2009

91/100

"This is savory and fruity with a full body of fruit and spicy, dried-berry and fig character. Round-textured, with lightly chewy tannins. A year of bottle age will improve it even more: try in 2015."        

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
2002

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
2003

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
2004

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
2005

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
2002

87/100

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
2009

93/100

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
2009

93/100

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
2008

91/100

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
2010

93/100

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
2009

91/100

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
2008

89/100

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
2006

92+/100

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
2007

91/100

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
2004

★★

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
2009

★★★

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
1996

92/100

"Ciacci's 1996 Brunello di Montalcino is one of the sexiest, most complete and complex I have tasted. A dark plum/garnet color is accompanied by a sweet perfume of soy, leather, earthy black fruits, smoke, tobacco, and licorice. Complex, full-bodied, and moderately tannic, yet sweet, with plenty of glycerin, and a creamy, fat mid-section, it should drink well for 12-15 years." 

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
1998

90/100

"The 1998 Brunello di Montalcino exhibits a soft, supple, elegant, sweet nose of underbrush, licorice, jammy currants and cherries, spice box, and tobacco. Medium-bodied and luscious, this sexy, kinky Brunello will drink well for 5-10 years."

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
2003

91/100

"The estate’s medium-bodied 2003 Brunello di Montalcino is made in an accessible, forward style. Dark cherries, tobacco, earthiness and tar nuances all flow from the glass in this poised, feminine expression of Sangiovese from the southern part of Montalcino. The wine shows outstanding persistence and a pretty note of freshness that rounds out the finish. Anticipated maturity: 2008-2018. Proprietor Paolo Bianchini is upbeat about his 2003 Brunellos. It is the first vintage in which he had the tools to perform a cold soak, which he feels was especially critical in preserving as much freshness as possible in the wines. For the Brunellos, fermentation and maceration lasted several weeks and the wines were aged in cask."

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
2007

90/100

"The 2007 Brunello di Montalcino emerges from the glass with black cherries, plums, tobacco, spices and licorice. In 2007 the Brunello is especially dark and muscular for the vintage. The warmth of the year plus the estate’s search to make a Brunello that is more approachable in both price and early appeal comes through in spades. The 2007 is a bit bombastic today, but it should settle down with another year or two in bottle. Anticipated maturity: 2012-2017." 

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
2009

89/100

"Paolo Bianchini’s 2009 Brunello di Montalcino is a plump and immediate wine with dark fruit tendencies, a bold appearance and sweet fragrances of blackberry and chewing tobacco. The body is medium in feel but should gain some volume as the wine continues its bottle evolution. The Tuscan sunshine cuts straight through this wine with soft tannins and a fruity, approachable style. Two and a half years of barrel aging follows fermentation in stainless steel. Drink: 2015-2020." 

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
2002

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
2003

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
2004

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
2011

★★★

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
2012

94/100

Wow. I love the texture and beauty of this young Brunello. Medium to full body with a dense and tightly compacted palate. Dried cherry light cedar and chocolate. It goes on for minutes. Gorgeous now. Excellent acid fruit balance, but will improve with age.

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
2011

94/100

The aromas of wet earth, sliced mushroom and blueberry are very pretty. Full body, firm tannins. Structured and firm. Excellent. One of the wines of the vintage. Drink now or hold.

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
2012

95/100

Dark spice, ripe berry, forest floor, Mediterranean brush and new leather aromas lead the nose on this powerfully structured wine. On the full-bodied palate, baking spice, licorice and pipe tobacco notes accent a juicy black cherry core while firm, velvety tannins provide the framework. Drink 2020–2030.

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
2012

92/100

Da uve sangiovese, maturato in botti. Rubino tendente al granato, olfatto classico su note di erbe medicinali, ciliegia, mora e un tocco balsamico. Fase gustativa elegante e armonica con il tannino giovanile che non scalpita. La beva ha così una buona progressione e il finale è saporito e persistente.

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
2012

93/100

The 2012 Brunello di Montalcino is a beautifully finessed and elegant wine. It offers a very pleasing sense of balance in which no one characteristic overpowers the next. A dark ruby appearance gives the wine an open and inviting personality. The bouquet produces a subtle medley of wild berry, blueberry, underbrush and toasted almond aromas. The mouthfeel is lean, but it also shows polished and silky persistence. If you don't have the patience to wait, it tastes great even at this early stage. By Monica Larner

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
2012

91/100

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
2012

16,5/20

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
2012

91/100

A tight, leafy, balsamic style, delivering strawberry, cherry, underbrush, wild sage, tobacco and iron flavors.Though tannic, this is more fluid than its peers, with a lingering aftertaste. Best from 2021 through 2033.

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
2012

2 cuori <3 <3

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
2012

★★★★

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
2012

3 viti

Veste rubino con riflessi granato. Naso ricco incentrato su polpa di ciliegie, ribes rosso, smalto, catrame, rosa appassita, cenni boisé, vaniglia, sottobosco, incenso e cioccolato fondente. Protagonista al gusto un tannino elegante che spalleggia l'acidità; buona progressione con gradevole ritorno di frutta e tartufo. Riposa per 24 mesi in botte grande, seguiti da 8 mesi in bottiglia. Fagiana lardellata al tartufo nero.

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
2009

3 viti

Rubino compatto trasparente e di buona consistenza. Al naso si riconoscono sensazioni di rosa, viola e mora di rovo, con accenni balsamici, speziatura di cannella e caffè appena tostato. In bocca è solido e austero. La struttura si deve ancora assestare e lo farà sicuramente se si saprà conservare la bottiglia ancora qualche anno. Persistenza media con finale fruttato. Matura in rovere da 50 ettolitri per 24 mesi. Petto di piccione in casseruola.

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
2013

93/100

Aromas of light coffee, plum and cherry follow through to a full body with a wealth of dried fruit and hints of figs. Drink or hold.

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
2012

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
2013

94/100

This wine initially comes off as more somber, brooding and dark in personalty. The 2013 Brunello di Montalcino takes a few moments in the glass before its starts to relax and grow in volume and context. Before long, opulent tones of black fruit, spice and pipe tobacco. The wine is elegantly tempered and finessed on the close.

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
2013

95/100

Underbrush, tobacco, ripe berry and balsamic aromas abound in this delicious red. Smooth, fullbodied and savory, the succulent palate doles out Marasca cherry, raspberry compote, licorice and white pepper. It’s well balanced, with firm yet refined tannins and fresh acidity. Drink 2021–2033. Editors’ Choice. —K.O.

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
2013

93/100

Bright red. The fresh, clean, perfumed nose hints at red cherry and blood orange. Then sweet and supple on the palate, but with a lively mouthfeel to the red fruit and underbrush flavors thanks to harmonious, vibrant acidity. Has much more midpalate flesh to support its acidity than some other less successful 2013 Brunellos, all of which are made in a similar high-acid style typical of the vintage. Finishes broad, savory and nicely persistent. This 2013 from Ciacci Piccolomini is made in a much cooler-climate style than is usual for this producer. -

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
2013

96/100

Exuding cherry, strawberry, floral and tobacco aromas and flavors, this effusive, fruity style is bright and elegant, with terrific harmony and a long, mouthwatering finish that leaves a mineral impression. Very compelling. Best from 2020 through 2036. 3,500 cases made. – B.S.

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
2008

89/100

"Bianchini has done a terrific job with the 2008 Brunello di Montalcino. Sweet floral notes meld into dark cherries, cloves and leather. A bold, fruit-driven Brunello, the 2008 impresses for its balance and sensual, inviting personality. This is not a shy wine by any means. Anticipated maturity: 2013-2020." 

Vigneti:

8 ettari circa, situati in terreni di medio impasto e galestro, di origine eocenica tra i 240 e i 360 metri s.l.m. dove vengono selezionate le migliori uve per questo Brunello di Montalcino annata.

Vitigno:

100% Sangiovese

Vinificazione, fermentazione ed affinamento:

In recipienti di acciaio inox e vasche di cemento vetrificate a temperatura controllata tramite camicie di raffreddamento e piastre ad immersione.

Invecchiamento:

In botti di rovere di Slavonia da 20 a 85 hl superiore a 2 anni, seguito da un affinamento in bottiglia superiore a 8 mesi.

Colore:

Rosso rubino tendente al granato.

Caratteristiche Organolettiche:

Note di frutta a bacca rossa sono avvolte da una leggera speziatura; al gusto è caldo, abbastanza morbido e molto equilibrato. Vino di corpo con tannini moderatamente pronunciati e lunga persistenza gusto-olfattiva.

Servizio:

Stappare un’ora prima della mescita e servire a 18°C in calice di cristallo a forma "ballon". Le bottiglie vanno conservate al buio, distese, al fresco e senza sbalzi di temperatura.

Abbinamento gastronomico:

Ideale con cacciagione arrosto o in umido e con primi piatti con condimento a base delle stesse carni. Ottimo anche con formaggi stagionati.

Note tecniche:

Le bottiglie sono tutelate grazie ad un ologramma anticontraffazione sulla capsula.

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
2007

94/100

"Though dense and rich, this red is also sleekly proportioned and harmonious. The cherry, raspberry, licorice, earth and tobacco flavors meld with the solid structure. Offers fine length and complexity that increases with aeration. Best from 2014 through 2025. 3,750 cases made."  -B.S.                                                                                                                                                                                                                     

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
2010

93/100

"Tight and sinewy, with eucalyptus, cherry, spice and tobacco flavors. The tannins lock this down for now, but the energy and balance persist, showing fine length. Best from 2018 through 2032. 4,166 cases made."  - B.S.                                                                                                    

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
2009

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
2011

93/100

"The 2011 Brunello di Montalcino is a very beautiful wine that shows a fraction of good things to come. Very fruit-driven at the moment, it should flesh out further with time. Evident fruit underlines the warm growing conditions of this vintage. You get dark cherry, raspberry, dried strawberry and plum. The bouquet doesn't feel overripe per se, but you definitely get a taste of the warm growing season. Delve deeper, and this Brunello begins to reveal spice, herb, cola, tar and black licorice. These elements form the base of the wine's budding complexity. As nice as this wine is to drink now, I look forward to trying it five years from now." 

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
2003

90/100

"Offers black cherry and light spice, with some vanilla. Full bodied, with fresh, clean fruit and a silky finish. Balanced and pretty, with a caressing texture. Best after 2010. 3,750 cases made."- B.S.                                                                                   

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
2004

88/100

"Very attractive plum aromas, with hints of dried flowers and cedar, follow through to a medium-to-full body, with fine tannins and a clean, fresh finish. A lovely wine for early drinking. Drink now. 3,850 cases made."  -B.S.                                                                                                                                                                                                              

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
2005

90/100

Prune, tar and dried spices on the nose follow through to a medium-to-full body, with chewy tannins and a long finish. Outstanding for the vintage. Needs a little bottle age to soften. Best after 2012. 3,250 cases made.                                                                                                                                                                     

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
2006

93/100

"A seductive style, featuring fragrant floral, raspberry, tobacco and mineral aromas and flavors. Firm tannins sweep in on the finish, which is tight and unyielding now. It's all there, just needs time. Best from 2013 through 2025. 3,750 cases made." - B.S.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
2011

91/100

"Cherry, leather, wild herb and underbrush flavors highlight this juicy red. On the lean side, but the vibrant acidity keeps this focused and fresh, extending the woodsy spice and tobacco elements on the finish. Best from 2017 through 2025. 5,850 cases made."  –B.S.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
2010

94/100

"Another wonderful showing in 2010 is the Brunello di Montalcino from Ciacci Piccolomini d’Aragona. This is pure, elegant and refined, bursting with fresh dark cherries and plums followed by spring floral, aged balsamic, wet stones with hints of red licorice. Full-bodied with excellent balance, supported by a gorgeous silky texture and a lovely inner sweetness from the ripe tannins, which carries through to the long, pretty finish. This is quite open, even at the early stage and looks as if it will be accessible immediately, however should also age nicely over the next decade. (Best 2016-2030)"                             

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
2010

94/100

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
2010

94/100

"Very perfumed with flower, truffle, light wet earth and cherry character. Full body and full integrated ripe tannins and caresses your palate. Very fine and pretty. Slight soya undertone. Succulent and enticing. You want to drink this. Better in 2016."                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
1997

96/100

"The terrific 1997 Brunello di Montalcino boasts a staggering aromatic profile of soy sauce, roasted meats, dried herbs, jammy black and red fruits, and Asian spices. This full-bodied, superbly concentrated, layered, multidimensional Brunello is the kind of wine one expects from such a renowned region, but so rarely receives. This beauty should drink well young yet evolve effortlessly for 15+ years."

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
2004

92/100

"The 2004 Brunello di Montalcino reveals sweet, open aromatics that meld seamlessly into a perfumed core of ripe red fruits. This is one of the more intensely scented, fruit-driven Brunellos of the vintage. The wine reveals superior density and richness in an engaging style. The softness of the tannins makes the wine accessible even today, yet the flavor profile is decidedly youthful. Readers looking for a measure of tertiary development will need to give the wine a few years in bottle. This bottling is made from the estate’s youngest vines. Anticipated maturity: 2012-2022."

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
2005

92/100

"The 2005 Brunello di Montalcino is wonderfully plump and juicy in its expressive red fruit. Floral notes are woven throughout, giving the wine its sense of lift and proportion. Though not as explosive as the 2004, the 2005 Brunello di Montalcino offers outstanding persistence on the palate and a long, generous finish. This is a terrific effort from Ciacci. Anticipated maturity: 2010-2020."

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
2006

90/100

"The 2006 Brunello di Montalcino is an attractive entry-level wine. Dark red berries, crushed flowers, licorice and mint are some of the nuances that emerge from this fleshy, mid-weight offering. The aromas and flavors are decidedly on the ripe side of the spectrum in the racy 2006, but the intensity of the fruit covers the tannins nicely, making this an attractive wine for near-term pleasure. Anticipated maturity: 2014-2021." 

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
2010

94/100

"The 2010 Brunello di Montalcino represents a return to the traditional values of Montalcino. The bouquet is buoyant and bright with lingering tones of smoke, ash, balsam herb, licorice and soy sauce. Those kinds of aromas make Brunello such a wonderful wine and thankfully you get them in abundance here. Dry mineral and brimstone also give the wine a sense of focus, sharpness and cleanliness that is very appealing. The close is long, fine and polished. I look forward to retasting this bottle five years from now." 

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
2011

94/100

Fruity aromas of cassis, blackberry and cherry jams. The mouth, the fruity components makes it more alcoholic, accompanied by notes of oak and sweet-savory spices. A balsamic finish lightens the sip, giving it dynamism. Flavourfull tannins, already well blended. 

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
2002

86/100

"Shows mineral and berry character, with hints of blackberry and dried herbs. Medium-bodied, with a firm yet silky texture. One of the best of the vintage. Drink now. 3,300 cases made. " - B.S.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
2008

89/100

"A floral- and red berry-scented version, with delicate flavors of strawberry and currant. Reticent now, featuring bright acidity and a slightly dry ending. Best from 2016 through 2027. 3,750 cases made."  -B.S.                                                                                                                                                                                       

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
2009

90/100

"A nose of ripe cherry, strawberry and floral aromas introduces this juicy, firmly tannic red. More expressive on the palate, staying balanced and long despite the tight finish. Best from 2016 through 2030. 4,580 cases made." - B.S.                                                                                                    

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
2011

93/100

"The 2011 Brunello Brunello di Montalcino is a valiant effort from Paolo Bianchini in this vintage. As this Brunello slowly opens it releases aromas of ripe cherries and plums which come together with dried spices and leather along with an underlying hint of earthy mushrooms. This is a beautifully made, classic style Brunello which is well structured with a gorgeous silky texture leading into the long, sleek finish. If approaching early allow some significant air, but allowing this to continue to develop with a few more years of additional bottle age would be ideal. (Best 2019-2026)."

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
2002

BRONZE MEDAL

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
2009

HIGHLY RECOMMENDED

A bit of a garnet rim here. Fresher and juicier than expected, with rich, luscious peppery, red berry and underbrush flavours. Intense berry fruit flavours and aromatic, spicy notes. Poised and long. Drink 2016-2026.

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
2009

89/100

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
2005

90/100

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
2004

90/100

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
2003

89/100

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
2000

87/100

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
1999

89/100

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
2002

★★

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
2003

★★

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
2004

★★★

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
2005

★★★

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
2006

★★★

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
2007

★★★

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
2010

★★★

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
2003

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
2004

★★

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
2005

90/100

"A solid red, with silky tannins and mineral, berry and lightly toasted oak. Full and rich. Lovely now, but better in 2012."                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
2006

93/100

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
2007

92/100

"Lots of fresh mushroom, with dark fruits on the nose. Full body, with silky tannins and a juicy finish. Balanced and attractive. Slightly chewy now. Better in 2015."                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
2006

91/100

 "Irony mineral nose with notes of coffee and juniper. Full and quite broad on palate with slightly rustic tannins. Some potential but needs time to find its harmony. Better in 2014."    

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
2008

91/100

 "Irony mineral nose with notes of coffee and juniper. Full and quite broad on palate with slightly rustic tannins. Some potential but needs time to find its harmony. Better in 2014."    

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
2009

91/100

"This is savory and fruity with a full body of fruit and spicy, dried-berry and fig character. Round-textured, with lightly chewy tannins. A year of bottle age will improve it even more: try in 2015."        

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
2002

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
2003

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
2004

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
2005

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
2002

87/100

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
2009

93/100

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
2009

93/100

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
2008

91/100

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
2010

93/100

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
2009

91/100

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
2008

89/100

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
2006

92+/100

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
2007

91/100

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
2004

★★

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
2009

★★★

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
1996

92/100

"Ciacci's 1996 Brunello di Montalcino is one of the sexiest, most complete and complex I have tasted. A dark plum/garnet color is accompanied by a sweet perfume of soy, leather, earthy black fruits, smoke, tobacco, and licorice. Complex, full-bodied, and moderately tannic, yet sweet, with plenty of glycerin, and a creamy, fat mid-section, it should drink well for 12-15 years." 

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
1998

90/100

"The 1998 Brunello di Montalcino exhibits a soft, supple, elegant, sweet nose of underbrush, licorice, jammy currants and cherries, spice box, and tobacco. Medium-bodied and luscious, this sexy, kinky Brunello will drink well for 5-10 years."

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
2003

91/100

"The estate’s medium-bodied 2003 Brunello di Montalcino is made in an accessible, forward style. Dark cherries, tobacco, earthiness and tar nuances all flow from the glass in this poised, feminine expression of Sangiovese from the southern part of Montalcino. The wine shows outstanding persistence and a pretty note of freshness that rounds out the finish. Anticipated maturity: 2008-2018. Proprietor Paolo Bianchini is upbeat about his 2003 Brunellos. It is the first vintage in which he had the tools to perform a cold soak, which he feels was especially critical in preserving as much freshness as possible in the wines. For the Brunellos, fermentation and maceration lasted several weeks and the wines were aged in cask."

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
2007

90/100

"The 2007 Brunello di Montalcino emerges from the glass with black cherries, plums, tobacco, spices and licorice. In 2007 the Brunello is especially dark and muscular for the vintage. The warmth of the year plus the estate’s search to make a Brunello that is more approachable in both price and early appeal comes through in spades. The 2007 is a bit bombastic today, but it should settle down with another year or two in bottle. Anticipated maturity: 2012-2017." 

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
2009

89/100

"Paolo Bianchini’s 2009 Brunello di Montalcino is a plump and immediate wine with dark fruit tendencies, a bold appearance and sweet fragrances of blackberry and chewing tobacco. The body is medium in feel but should gain some volume as the wine continues its bottle evolution. The Tuscan sunshine cuts straight through this wine with soft tannins and a fruity, approachable style. Two and a half years of barrel aging follows fermentation in stainless steel. Drink: 2015-2020." 

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
2002

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
2003

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
2004

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
2011

★★★

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
2012

94/100

Wow. I love the texture and beauty of this young Brunello. Medium to full body with a dense and tightly compacted palate. Dried cherry light cedar and chocolate. It goes on for minutes. Gorgeous now. Excellent acid fruit balance, but will improve with age.

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
2011

94/100

The aromas of wet earth, sliced mushroom and blueberry are very pretty. Full body, firm tannins. Structured and firm. Excellent. One of the wines of the vintage. Drink now or hold.

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
2012

95/100

Dark spice, ripe berry, forest floor, Mediterranean brush and new leather aromas lead the nose on this powerfully structured wine. On the full-bodied palate, baking spice, licorice and pipe tobacco notes accent a juicy black cherry core while firm, velvety tannins provide the framework. Drink 2020–2030.

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
2012

92/100

Da uve sangiovese, maturato in botti. Rubino tendente al granato, olfatto classico su note di erbe medicinali, ciliegia, mora e un tocco balsamico. Fase gustativa elegante e armonica con il tannino giovanile che non scalpita. La beva ha così una buona progressione e il finale è saporito e persistente.

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
2012

93/100

The 2012 Brunello di Montalcino is a beautifully finessed and elegant wine. It offers a very pleasing sense of balance in which no one characteristic overpowers the next. A dark ruby appearance gives the wine an open and inviting personality. The bouquet produces a subtle medley of wild berry, blueberry, underbrush and toasted almond aromas. The mouthfeel is lean, but it also shows polished and silky persistence. If you don't have the patience to wait, it tastes great even at this early stage. By Monica Larner

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
2012

91/100

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
2012

16,5/20

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
2012

91/100

A tight, leafy, balsamic style, delivering strawberry, cherry, underbrush, wild sage, tobacco and iron flavors.Though tannic, this is more fluid than its peers, with a lingering aftertaste. Best from 2021 through 2033.

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
2012

2 cuori <3 <3

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
2012

★★★★

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
2012

3 viti

Veste rubino con riflessi granato. Naso ricco incentrato su polpa di ciliegie, ribes rosso, smalto, catrame, rosa appassita, cenni boisé, vaniglia, sottobosco, incenso e cioccolato fondente. Protagonista al gusto un tannino elegante che spalleggia l'acidità; buona progressione con gradevole ritorno di frutta e tartufo. Riposa per 24 mesi in botte grande, seguiti da 8 mesi in bottiglia. Fagiana lardellata al tartufo nero.

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
2009

3 viti

Rubino compatto trasparente e di buona consistenza. Al naso si riconoscono sensazioni di rosa, viola e mora di rovo, con accenni balsamici, speziatura di cannella e caffè appena tostato. In bocca è solido e austero. La struttura si deve ancora assestare e lo farà sicuramente se si saprà conservare la bottiglia ancora qualche anno. Persistenza media con finale fruttato. Matura in rovere da 50 ettolitri per 24 mesi. Petto di piccione in casseruola.

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
2013

93/100

Aromas of light coffee, plum and cherry follow through to a full body with a wealth of dried fruit and hints of figs. Drink or hold.

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
2012

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
2013

94/100

This wine initially comes off as more somber, brooding and dark in personalty. The 2013 Brunello di Montalcino takes a few moments in the glass before its starts to relax and grow in volume and context. Before long, opulent tones of black fruit, spice and pipe tobacco. The wine is elegantly tempered and finessed on the close.

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
2013

95/100

Underbrush, tobacco, ripe berry and balsamic aromas abound in this delicious red. Smooth, fullbodied and savory, the succulent palate doles out Marasca cherry, raspberry compote, licorice and white pepper. It’s well balanced, with firm yet refined tannins and fresh acidity. Drink 2021–2033. Editors’ Choice. —K.O.

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
2013

93/100

Bright red. The fresh, clean, perfumed nose hints at red cherry and blood orange. Then sweet and supple on the palate, but with a lively mouthfeel to the red fruit and underbrush flavors thanks to harmonious, vibrant acidity. Has much more midpalate flesh to support its acidity than some other less successful 2013 Brunellos, all of which are made in a similar high-acid style typical of the vintage. Finishes broad, savory and nicely persistent. This 2013 from Ciacci Piccolomini is made in a much cooler-climate style than is usual for this producer. -

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
2013

96/100

Exuding cherry, strawberry, floral and tobacco aromas and flavors, this effusive, fruity style is bright and elegant, with terrific harmony and a long, mouthwatering finish that leaves a mineral impression. Very compelling. Best from 2020 through 2036. 3,500 cases made. – B.S.

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
2008

89/100

"Bianchini has done a terrific job with the 2008 Brunello di Montalcino. Sweet floral notes meld into dark cherries, cloves and leather. A bold, fruit-driven Brunello, the 2008 impresses for its balance and sensual, inviting personality. This is not a shy wine by any means. Anticipated maturity: 2013-2020." 

Vigneti:

8 ettari circa, situati in terreni di medio impasto e galestro, di origine eocenica tra i 240 e i 360 metri s.l.m. dove vengono selezionate le migliori uve per questo Brunello di Montalcino annata.

Vitigno:

100% Sangiovese

Vinificazione, fermentazione ed affinamento:

In recipienti di acciaio inox e vasche di cemento vetrificate a temperatura controllata tramite camicie di raffreddamento e piastre ad immersione.

Invecchiamento:

In botti di rovere di Slavonia da 20 a 85 hl superiore a 2 anni, seguito da un affinamento in bottiglia superiore a 8 mesi.

Colore:

Rosso rubino tendente al granato.

Caratteristiche Organolettiche:

Note di frutta a bacca rossa sono avvolte da una leggera speziatura; al gusto è caldo, abbastanza morbido e molto equilibrato. Vino di corpo con tannini moderatamente pronunciati e lunga persistenza gusto-olfattiva.

Servizio:

Stappare un’ora prima della mescita e servire a 18°C in calice di cristallo a forma "ballon". Le bottiglie vanno conservate al buio, distese, al fresco e senza sbalzi di temperatura.

Abbinamento gastronomico:

Ideale con cacciagione arrosto o in umido e con primi piatti con condimento a base delle stesse carni. Ottimo anche con formaggi stagionati.

Note tecniche:

Le bottiglie sono tutelate grazie ad un ologramma anticontraffazione sulla capsula.

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
2007

94/100

"Though dense and rich, this red is also sleekly proportioned and harmonious. The cherry, raspberry, licorice, earth and tobacco flavors meld with the solid structure. Offers fine length and complexity that increases with aeration. Best from 2014 through 2025. 3,750 cases made."  -B.S.                                                                                                                                                                                                                     

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
2010

93/100

"Tight and sinewy, with eucalyptus, cherry, spice and tobacco flavors. The tannins lock this down for now, but the energy and balance persist, showing fine length. Best from 2018 through 2032. 4,166 cases made."  - B.S.                                                                                                    

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
2009

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
2011

93/100

"The 2011 Brunello di Montalcino is a very beautiful wine that shows a fraction of good things to come. Very fruit-driven at the moment, it should flesh out further with time. Evident fruit underlines the warm growing conditions of this vintage. You get dark cherry, raspberry, dried strawberry and plum. The bouquet doesn't feel overripe per se, but you definitely get a taste of the warm growing season. Delve deeper, and this Brunello begins to reveal spice, herb, cola, tar and black licorice. These elements form the base of the wine's budding complexity. As nice as this wine is to drink now, I look forward to trying it five years from now." 

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
2003

90/100

"Offers black cherry and light spice, with some vanilla. Full bodied, with fresh, clean fruit and a silky finish. Balanced and pretty, with a caressing texture. Best after 2010. 3,750 cases made."- B.S.                                                                                   

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
2004

88/100

"Very attractive plum aromas, with hints of dried flowers and cedar, follow through to a medium-to-full body, with fine tannins and a clean, fresh finish. A lovely wine for early drinking. Drink now. 3,850 cases made."  -B.S.                                                                                                                                                                                                              

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
2005

90/100

Prune, tar and dried spices on the nose follow through to a medium-to-full body, with chewy tannins and a long finish. Outstanding for the vintage. Needs a little bottle age to soften. Best after 2012. 3,250 cases made.                                                                                                                                                                     

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
2006

93/100

"A seductive style, featuring fragrant floral, raspberry, tobacco and mineral aromas and flavors. Firm tannins sweep in on the finish, which is tight and unyielding now. It's all there, just needs time. Best from 2013 through 2025. 3,750 cases made." - B.S.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
2011

91/100

"Cherry, leather, wild herb and underbrush flavors highlight this juicy red. On the lean side, but the vibrant acidity keeps this focused and fresh, extending the woodsy spice and tobacco elements on the finish. Best from 2017 through 2025. 5,850 cases made."  –B.S.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
2010

94/100

"Another wonderful showing in 2010 is the Brunello di Montalcino from Ciacci Piccolomini d’Aragona. This is pure, elegant and refined, bursting with fresh dark cherries and plums followed by spring floral, aged balsamic, wet stones with hints of red licorice. Full-bodied with excellent balance, supported by a gorgeous silky texture and a lovely inner sweetness from the ripe tannins, which carries through to the long, pretty finish. This is quite open, even at the early stage and looks as if it will be accessible immediately, however should also age nicely over the next decade. (Best 2016-2030)"                             

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
2010

94/100

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
2010

94/100

"Very perfumed with flower, truffle, light wet earth and cherry character. Full body and full integrated ripe tannins and caresses your palate. Very fine and pretty. Slight soya undertone. Succulent and enticing. You want to drink this. Better in 2016."                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
1997

96/100

"The terrific 1997 Brunello di Montalcino boasts a staggering aromatic profile of soy sauce, roasted meats, dried herbs, jammy black and red fruits, and Asian spices. This full-bodied, superbly concentrated, layered, multidimensional Brunello is the kind of wine one expects from such a renowned region, but so rarely receives. This beauty should drink well young yet evolve effortlessly for 15+ years."

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
2004

92/100

"The 2004 Brunello di Montalcino reveals sweet, open aromatics that meld seamlessly into a perfumed core of ripe red fruits. This is one of the more intensely scented, fruit-driven Brunellos of the vintage. The wine reveals superior density and richness in an engaging style. The softness of the tannins makes the wine accessible even today, yet the flavor profile is decidedly youthful. Readers looking for a measure of tertiary development will need to give the wine a few years in bottle. This bottling is made from the estate’s youngest vines. Anticipated maturity: 2012-2022."

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
2005

92/100

"The 2005 Brunello di Montalcino is wonderfully plump and juicy in its expressive red fruit. Floral notes are woven throughout, giving the wine its sense of lift and proportion. Though not as explosive as the 2004, the 2005 Brunello di Montalcino offers outstanding persistence on the palate and a long, generous finish. This is a terrific effort from Ciacci. Anticipated maturity: 2010-2020."

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
2006

90/100

"The 2006 Brunello di Montalcino is an attractive entry-level wine. Dark red berries, crushed flowers, licorice and mint are some of the nuances that emerge from this fleshy, mid-weight offering. The aromas and flavors are decidedly on the ripe side of the spectrum in the racy 2006, but the intensity of the fruit covers the tannins nicely, making this an attractive wine for near-term pleasure. Anticipated maturity: 2014-2021." 

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
2010

94/100

"The 2010 Brunello di Montalcino represents a return to the traditional values of Montalcino. The bouquet is buoyant and bright with lingering tones of smoke, ash, balsam herb, licorice and soy sauce. Those kinds of aromas make Brunello such a wonderful wine and thankfully you get them in abundance here. Dry mineral and brimstone also give the wine a sense of focus, sharpness and cleanliness that is very appealing. The close is long, fine and polished. I look forward to retasting this bottle five years from now." 

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
2011

94/100

Fruity aromas of cassis, blackberry and cherry jams. The mouth, the fruity components makes it more alcoholic, accompanied by notes of oak and sweet-savory spices. A balsamic finish lightens the sip, giving it dynamism. Flavourfull tannins, already well blended. 

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
2002

86/100

"Shows mineral and berry character, with hints of blackberry and dried herbs. Medium-bodied, with a firm yet silky texture. One of the best of the vintage. Drink now. 3,300 cases made. " - B.S.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
2008

89/100

"A floral- and red berry-scented version, with delicate flavors of strawberry and currant. Reticent now, featuring bright acidity and a slightly dry ending. Best from 2016 through 2027. 3,750 cases made."  -B.S.                                                                                                                                                                                       

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
2009

90/100

"A nose of ripe cherry, strawberry and floral aromas introduces this juicy, firmly tannic red. More expressive on the palate, staying balanced and long despite the tight finish. Best from 2016 through 2030. 4,580 cases made." - B.S.                                                                                                    

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
2011

93/100

"The 2011 Brunello Brunello di Montalcino is a valiant effort from Paolo Bianchini in this vintage. As this Brunello slowly opens it releases aromas of ripe cherries and plums which come together with dried spices and leather along with an underlying hint of earthy mushrooms. This is a beautifully made, classic style Brunello which is well structured with a gorgeous silky texture leading into the long, sleek finish. If approaching early allow some significant air, but allowing this to continue to develop with a few more years of additional bottle age would be ideal. (Best 2019-2026)."

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
2002

BRONZE MEDAL

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
2009

HIGHLY RECOMMENDED

A bit of a garnet rim here. Fresher and juicier than expected, with rich, luscious peppery, red berry and underbrush flavours. Intense berry fruit flavours and aromatic, spicy notes. Poised and long. Drink 2016-2026.

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
2009

89/100

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
2005

90/100

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
2004

90/100

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
2003

89/100

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
2000

87/100

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
1999

89/100

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
2002

★★

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
2003

★★

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
2004

★★★

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
2005

★★★

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
2006

★★★

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
2007

★★★

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
2010

★★★

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
2003

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
2004

★★

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
2005

90/100

"A solid red, with silky tannins and mineral, berry and lightly toasted oak. Full and rich. Lovely now, but better in 2012."                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
2006

93/100

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
2007

92/100

"Lots of fresh mushroom, with dark fruits on the nose. Full body, with silky tannins and a juicy finish. Balanced and attractive. Slightly chewy now. Better in 2015."                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
2006

91/100

 "Irony mineral nose with notes of coffee and juniper. Full and quite broad on palate with slightly rustic tannins. Some potential but needs time to find its harmony. Better in 2014."    

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
2008

91/100

 "Irony mineral nose with notes of coffee and juniper. Full and quite broad on palate with slightly rustic tannins. Some potential but needs time to find its harmony. Better in 2014."    

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
2009

91/100

"This is savory and fruity with a full body of fruit and spicy, dried-berry and fig character. Round-textured, with lightly chewy tannins. A year of bottle age will improve it even more: try in 2015."        

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
2002

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
2003

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
2004

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
2005

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
2002

87/100

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
2009

93/100

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
2009

93/100

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
2008

91/100

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
2010

93/100

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
2009

91/100

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
2008

89/100

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
2006

92+/100

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
2007

91/100

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
2004

★★

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
2009

★★★

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
1996

92/100

"Ciacci's 1996 Brunello di Montalcino is one of the sexiest, most complete and complex I have tasted. A dark plum/garnet color is accompanied by a sweet perfume of soy, leather, earthy black fruits, smoke, tobacco, and licorice. Complex, full-bodied, and moderately tannic, yet sweet, with plenty of glycerin, and a creamy, fat mid-section, it should drink well for 12-15 years." 

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
1998

90/100

"The 1998 Brunello di Montalcino exhibits a soft, supple, elegant, sweet nose of underbrush, licorice, jammy currants and cherries, spice box, and tobacco. Medium-bodied and luscious, this sexy, kinky Brunello will drink well for 5-10 years."

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
2003

91/100

"The estate’s medium-bodied 2003 Brunello di Montalcino is made in an accessible, forward style. Dark cherries, tobacco, earthiness and tar nuances all flow from the glass in this poised, feminine expression of Sangiovese from the southern part of Montalcino. The wine shows outstanding persistence and a pretty note of freshness that rounds out the finish. Anticipated maturity: 2008-2018. Proprietor Paolo Bianchini is upbeat about his 2003 Brunellos. It is the first vintage in which he had the tools to perform a cold soak, which he feels was especially critical in preserving as much freshness as possible in the wines. For the Brunellos, fermentation and maceration lasted several weeks and the wines were aged in cask."

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
2007

90/100

"The 2007 Brunello di Montalcino emerges from the glass with black cherries, plums, tobacco, spices and licorice. In 2007 the Brunello is especially dark and muscular for the vintage. The warmth of the year plus the estate’s search to make a Brunello that is more approachable in both price and early appeal comes through in spades. The 2007 is a bit bombastic today, but it should settle down with another year or two in bottle. Anticipated maturity: 2012-2017." 

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
2009

89/100

"Paolo Bianchini’s 2009 Brunello di Montalcino is a plump and immediate wine with dark fruit tendencies, a bold appearance and sweet fragrances of blackberry and chewing tobacco. The body is medium in feel but should gain some volume as the wine continues its bottle evolution. The Tuscan sunshine cuts straight through this wine with soft tannins and a fruity, approachable style. Two and a half years of barrel aging follows fermentation in stainless steel. Drink: 2015-2020." 

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
2002

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
2003

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
2004

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
2011

★★★

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
2012

94/100

Wow. I love the texture and beauty of this young Brunello. Medium to full body with a dense and tightly compacted palate. Dried cherry light cedar and chocolate. It goes on for minutes. Gorgeous now. Excellent acid fruit balance, but will improve with age.

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
2011

94/100

The aromas of wet earth, sliced mushroom and blueberry are very pretty. Full body, firm tannins. Structured and firm. Excellent. One of the wines of the vintage. Drink now or hold.

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
2012

95/100

Dark spice, ripe berry, forest floor, Mediterranean brush and new leather aromas lead the nose on this powerfully structured wine. On the full-bodied palate, baking spice, licorice and pipe tobacco notes accent a juicy black cherry core while firm, velvety tannins provide the framework. Drink 2020–2030.

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
2012

92/100

Da uve sangiovese, maturato in botti. Rubino tendente al granato, olfatto classico su note di erbe medicinali, ciliegia, mora e un tocco balsamico. Fase gustativa elegante e armonica con il tannino giovanile che non scalpita. La beva ha così una buona progressione e il finale è saporito e persistente.

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
2012

93/100

The 2012 Brunello di Montalcino is a beautifully finessed and elegant wine. It offers a very pleasing sense of balance in which no one characteristic overpowers the next. A dark ruby appearance gives the wine an open and inviting personality. The bouquet produces a subtle medley of wild berry, blueberry, underbrush and toasted almond aromas. The mouthfeel is lean, but it also shows polished and silky persistence. If you don't have the patience to wait, it tastes great even at this early stage. By Monica Larner

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
2012

91/100

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
2012

16,5/20

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
2012

91/100

A tight, leafy, balsamic style, delivering strawberry, cherry, underbrush, wild sage, tobacco and iron flavors.Though tannic, this is more fluid than its peers, with a lingering aftertaste. Best from 2021 through 2033.

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
2012

2 cuori <3 <3

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
2012

★★★★

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
2012

3 viti

Veste rubino con riflessi granato. Naso ricco incentrato su polpa di ciliegie, ribes rosso, smalto, catrame, rosa appassita, cenni boisé, vaniglia, sottobosco, incenso e cioccolato fondente. Protagonista al gusto un tannino elegante che spalleggia l'acidità; buona progressione con gradevole ritorno di frutta e tartufo. Riposa per 24 mesi in botte grande, seguiti da 8 mesi in bottiglia. Fagiana lardellata al tartufo nero.

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
2009

3 viti

Rubino compatto trasparente e di buona consistenza. Al naso si riconoscono sensazioni di rosa, viola e mora di rovo, con accenni balsamici, speziatura di cannella e caffè appena tostato. In bocca è solido e austero. La struttura si deve ancora assestare e lo farà sicuramente se si saprà conservare la bottiglia ancora qualche anno. Persistenza media con finale fruttato. Matura in rovere da 50 ettolitri per 24 mesi. Petto di piccione in casseruola.

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
2013

93/100

Aromas of light coffee, plum and cherry follow through to a full body with a wealth of dried fruit and hints of figs. Drink or hold.

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
2012

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
2013

94/100

This wine initially comes off as more somber, brooding and dark in personalty. The 2013 Brunello di Montalcino takes a few moments in the glass before its starts to relax and grow in volume and context. Before long, opulent tones of black fruit, spice and pipe tobacco. The wine is elegantly tempered and finessed on the close.

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
2013

95/100

Underbrush, tobacco, ripe berry and balsamic aromas abound in this delicious red. Smooth, fullbodied and savory, the succulent palate doles out Marasca cherry, raspberry compote, licorice and white pepper. It’s well balanced, with firm yet refined tannins and fresh acidity. Drink 2021–2033. Editors’ Choice. —K.O.

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
2013

93/100

Bright red. The fresh, clean, perfumed nose hints at red cherry and blood orange. Then sweet and supple on the palate, but with a lively mouthfeel to the red fruit and underbrush flavors thanks to harmonious, vibrant acidity. Has much more midpalate flesh to support its acidity than some other less successful 2013 Brunellos, all of which are made in a similar high-acid style typical of the vintage. Finishes broad, savory and nicely persistent. This 2013 from Ciacci Piccolomini is made in a much cooler-climate style than is usual for this producer. -

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
2013

96/100

Exuding cherry, strawberry, floral and tobacco aromas and flavors, this effusive, fruity style is bright and elegant, with terrific harmony and a long, mouthwatering finish that leaves a mineral impression. Very compelling. Best from 2020 through 2036. 3,500 cases made. – B.S.

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
2008

89/100

"Bianchini has done a terrific job with the 2008 Brunello di Montalcino. Sweet floral notes meld into dark cherries, cloves and leather. A bold, fruit-driven Brunello, the 2008 impresses for its balance and sensual, inviting personality. This is not a shy wine by any means. Anticipated maturity: 2013-2020." 

Vigneti:

8 ettari circa, situati in terreni di medio impasto e galestro, di origine eocenica tra i 240 e i 360 metri s.l.m. dove vengono selezionate le migliori uve per questo Brunello di Montalcino annata.

Vitigno:

100% Sangiovese

Vinificazione, fermentazione ed affinamento:

In recipienti di acciaio inox e vasche di cemento vetrificate a temperatura controllata tramite camicie di raffreddamento e piastre ad immersione.

Invecchiamento:

In botti di rovere di Slavonia da 20 a 85 hl superiore a 2 anni, seguito da un affinamento in bottiglia superiore a 8 mesi.

Colore:

Rosso rubino tendente al granato.

Caratteristiche Organolettiche:

Note di frutta a bacca rossa sono avvolte da una leggera speziatura; al gusto è caldo, abbastanza morbido e molto equilibrato. Vino di corpo con tannini moderatamente pronunciati e lunga persistenza gusto-olfattiva.

Servizio:

Stappare un’ora prima della mescita e servire a 18°C in calice di cristallo a forma "ballon". Le bottiglie vanno conservate al buio, distese, al fresco e senza sbalzi di temperatura.

Abbinamento gastronomico:

Ideale con cacciagione arrosto o in umido e con primi piatti con condimento a base delle stesse carni. Ottimo anche con formaggi stagionati.

Note tecniche:

Le bottiglie sono tutelate grazie ad un ologramma anticontraffazione sulla capsula.

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
2007

94/100

"Though dense and rich, this red is also sleekly proportioned and harmonious. The cherry, raspberry, licorice, earth and tobacco flavors meld with the solid structure. Offers fine length and complexity that increases with aeration. Best from 2014 through 2025. 3,750 cases made."  -B.S.                                                                                                                                                                                                                     

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
2010

93/100

"Tight and sinewy, with eucalyptus, cherry, spice and tobacco flavors. The tannins lock this down for now, but the energy and balance persist, showing fine length. Best from 2018 through 2032. 4,166 cases made."  - B.S.                                                                                                    

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
2009

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
2011

93/100

"The 2011 Brunello di Montalcino is a very beautiful wine that shows a fraction of good things to come. Very fruit-driven at the moment, it should flesh out further with time. Evident fruit underlines the warm growing conditions of this vintage. You get dark cherry, raspberry, dried strawberry and plum. The bouquet doesn't feel overripe per se, but you definitely get a taste of the warm growing season. Delve deeper, and this Brunello begins to reveal spice, herb, cola, tar and black licorice. These elements form the base of the wine's budding complexity. As nice as this wine is to drink now, I look forward to trying it five years from now." 

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
2003

90/100

"Offers black cherry and light spice, with some vanilla. Full bodied, with fresh, clean fruit and a silky finish. Balanced and pretty, with a caressing texture. Best after 2010. 3,750 cases made."- B.S.                                                                                   

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
2004

88/100

"Very attractive plum aromas, with hints of dried flowers and cedar, follow through to a medium-to-full body, with fine tannins and a clean, fresh finish. A lovely wine for early drinking. Drink now. 3,850 cases made."  -B.S.                                                                                                                                                                                                              

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
2005

90/100

Prune, tar and dried spices on the nose follow through to a medium-to-full body, with chewy tannins and a long finish. Outstanding for the vintage. Needs a little bottle age to soften. Best after 2012. 3,250 cases made.                                                                                                                                                                     

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
2006

93/100

"A seductive style, featuring fragrant floral, raspberry, tobacco and mineral aromas and flavors. Firm tannins sweep in on the finish, which is tight and unyielding now. It's all there, just needs time. Best from 2013 through 2025. 3,750 cases made." - B.S.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
2011

91/100

"Cherry, leather, wild herb and underbrush flavors highlight this juicy red. On the lean side, but the vibrant acidity keeps this focused and fresh, extending the woodsy spice and tobacco elements on the finish. Best from 2017 through 2025. 5,850 cases made."  –B.S.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
2010

94/100

"Another wonderful showing in 2010 is the Brunello di Montalcino from Ciacci Piccolomini d’Aragona. This is pure, elegant and refined, bursting with fresh dark cherries and plums followed by spring floral, aged balsamic, wet stones with hints of red licorice. Full-bodied with excellent balance, supported by a gorgeous silky texture and a lovely inner sweetness from the ripe tannins, which carries through to the long, pretty finish. This is quite open, even at the early stage and looks as if it will be accessible immediately, however should also age nicely over the next decade. (Best 2016-2030)"                             

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
2010

94/100

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
2010

94/100

"Very perfumed with flower, truffle, light wet earth and cherry character. Full body and full integrated ripe tannins and caresses your palate. Very fine and pretty. Slight soya undertone. Succulent and enticing. You want to drink this. Better in 2016."                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
1997

96/100

"The terrific 1997 Brunello di Montalcino boasts a staggering aromatic profile of soy sauce, roasted meats, dried herbs, jammy black and red fruits, and Asian spices. This full-bodied, superbly concentrated, layered, multidimensional Brunello is the kind of wine one expects from such a renowned region, but so rarely receives. This beauty should drink well young yet evolve effortlessly for 15+ years."

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
2004

92/100

"The 2004 Brunello di Montalcino reveals sweet, open aromatics that meld seamlessly into a perfumed core of ripe red fruits. This is one of the more intensely scented, fruit-driven Brunellos of the vintage. The wine reveals superior density and richness in an engaging style. The softness of the tannins makes the wine accessible even today, yet the flavor profile is decidedly youthful. Readers looking for a measure of tertiary development will need to give the wine a few years in bottle. This bottling is made from the estate’s youngest vines. Anticipated maturity: 2012-2022."

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
2005

92/100

"The 2005 Brunello di Montalcino is wonderfully plump and juicy in its expressive red fruit. Floral notes are woven throughout, giving the wine its sense of lift and proportion. Though not as explosive as the 2004, the 2005 Brunello di Montalcino offers outstanding persistence on the palate and a long, generous finish. This is a terrific effort from Ciacci. Anticipated maturity: 2010-2020."

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
2006

90/100

"The 2006 Brunello di Montalcino is an attractive entry-level wine. Dark red berries, crushed flowers, licorice and mint are some of the nuances that emerge from this fleshy, mid-weight offering. The aromas and flavors are decidedly on the ripe side of the spectrum in the racy 2006, but the intensity of the fruit covers the tannins nicely, making this an attractive wine for near-term pleasure. Anticipated maturity: 2014-2021." 

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
2010

94/100

"The 2010 Brunello di Montalcino represents a return to the traditional values of Montalcino. The bouquet is buoyant and bright with lingering tones of smoke, ash, balsam herb, licorice and soy sauce. Those kinds of aromas make Brunello such a wonderful wine and thankfully you get them in abundance here. Dry mineral and brimstone also give the wine a sense of focus, sharpness and cleanliness that is very appealing. The close is long, fine and polished. I look forward to retasting this bottle five years from now." 

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
2011

94/100

Fruity aromas of cassis, blackberry and cherry jams. The mouth, the fruity components makes it more alcoholic, accompanied by notes of oak and sweet-savory spices. A balsamic finish lightens the sip, giving it dynamism. Flavourfull tannins, already well blended. 

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
2002

86/100

"Shows mineral and berry character, with hints of blackberry and dried herbs. Medium-bodied, with a firm yet silky texture. One of the best of the vintage. Drink now. 3,300 cases made. " - B.S.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
2008

89/100

"A floral- and red berry-scented version, with delicate flavors of strawberry and currant. Reticent now, featuring bright acidity and a slightly dry ending. Best from 2016 through 2027. 3,750 cases made."  -B.S.                                                                                                                                                                                       

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
2009

90/100

"A nose of ripe cherry, strawberry and floral aromas introduces this juicy, firmly tannic red. More expressive on the palate, staying balanced and long despite the tight finish. Best from 2016 through 2030. 4,580 cases made." - B.S.                                                                                                    

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
2011

93/100

"The 2011 Brunello Brunello di Montalcino is a valiant effort from Paolo Bianchini in this vintage. As this Brunello slowly opens it releases aromas of ripe cherries and plums which come together with dried spices and leather along with an underlying hint of earthy mushrooms. This is a beautifully made, classic style Brunello which is well structured with a gorgeous silky texture leading into the long, sleek finish. If approaching early allow some significant air, but allowing this to continue to develop with a few more years of additional bottle age would be ideal. (Best 2019-2026)."

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
2002

BRONZE MEDAL

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
2009

HIGHLY RECOMMENDED

A bit of a garnet rim here. Fresher and juicier than expected, with rich, luscious peppery, red berry and underbrush flavours. Intense berry fruit flavours and aromatic, spicy notes. Poised and long. Drink 2016-2026.

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
2009

89/100

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
2005

90/100

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
2004

90/100

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
2003

89/100

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
2000

87/100

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
1999

89/100

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
2002

★★

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
2003

★★

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
2004

★★★

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
2005

★★★

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
2006

★★★

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
2007

★★★

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
2010

★★★

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
2003

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
2004

★★

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
2005

90/100

"A solid red, with silky tannins and mineral, berry and lightly toasted oak. Full and rich. Lovely now, but better in 2012."                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
2006

93/100

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
2007

92/100

"Lots of fresh mushroom, with dark fruits on the nose. Full body, with silky tannins and a juicy finish. Balanced and attractive. Slightly chewy now. Better in 2015."                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
2006

91/100

 "Irony mineral nose with notes of coffee and juniper. Full and quite broad on palate with slightly rustic tannins. Some potential but needs time to find its harmony. Better in 2014."    

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
2008

91/100

 "Irony mineral nose with notes of coffee and juniper. Full and quite broad on palate with slightly rustic tannins. Some potential but needs time to find its harmony. Better in 2014."    

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
2009

91/100

"This is savory and fruity with a full body of fruit and spicy, dried-berry and fig character. Round-textured, with lightly chewy tannins. A year of bottle age will improve it even more: try in 2015."        

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
2002

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
2003

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
2004

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
2005

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
2002

87/100

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
2009

93/100

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
2009

93/100

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
2008

91/100

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
2010

93/100

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
2009

91/100

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
2008

89/100

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
2006

92+/100

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
2007

91/100

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
2004

★★

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
2009

★★★

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
1996

92/100

"Ciacci's 1996 Brunello di Montalcino is one of the sexiest, most complete and complex I have tasted. A dark plum/garnet color is accompanied by a sweet perfume of soy, leather, earthy black fruits, smoke, tobacco, and licorice. Complex, full-bodied, and moderately tannic, yet sweet, with plenty of glycerin, and a creamy, fat mid-section, it should drink well for 12-15 years." 

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
1998

90/100

"The 1998 Brunello di Montalcino exhibits a soft, supple, elegant, sweet nose of underbrush, licorice, jammy currants and cherries, spice box, and tobacco. Medium-bodied and luscious, this sexy, kinky Brunello will drink well for 5-10 years."

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
2003

91/100

"The estate’s medium-bodied 2003 Brunello di Montalcino is made in an accessible, forward style. Dark cherries, tobacco, earthiness and tar nuances all flow from the glass in this poised, feminine expression of Sangiovese from the southern part of Montalcino. The wine shows outstanding persistence and a pretty note of freshness that rounds out the finish. Anticipated maturity: 2008-2018. Proprietor Paolo Bianchini is upbeat about his 2003 Brunellos. It is the first vintage in which he had the tools to perform a cold soak, which he feels was especially critical in preserving as much freshness as possible in the wines. For the Brunellos, fermentation and maceration lasted several weeks and the wines were aged in cask."

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
2007

90/100

"The 2007 Brunello di Montalcino emerges from the glass with black cherries, plums, tobacco, spices and licorice. In 2007 the Brunello is especially dark and muscular for the vintage. The warmth of the year plus the estate’s search to make a Brunello that is more approachable in both price and early appeal comes through in spades. The 2007 is a bit bombastic today, but it should settle down with another year or two in bottle. Anticipated maturity: 2012-2017." 

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
2009

89/100

"Paolo Bianchini’s 2009 Brunello di Montalcino is a plump and immediate wine with dark fruit tendencies, a bold appearance and sweet fragrances of blackberry and chewing tobacco. The body is medium in feel but should gain some volume as the wine continues its bottle evolution. The Tuscan sunshine cuts straight through this wine with soft tannins and a fruity, approachable style. Two and a half years of barrel aging follows fermentation in stainless steel. Drink: 2015-2020." 

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
2002

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
2003

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
2004

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
2011

★★★

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
2012

94/100

Wow. I love the texture and beauty of this young Brunello. Medium to full body with a dense and tightly compacted palate. Dried cherry light cedar and chocolate. It goes on for minutes. Gorgeous now. Excellent acid fruit balance, but will improve with age.

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
2011

94/100

The aromas of wet earth, sliced mushroom and blueberry are very pretty. Full body, firm tannins. Structured and firm. Excellent. One of the wines of the vintage. Drink now or hold.

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
2012

95/100

Dark spice, ripe berry, forest floor, Mediterranean brush and new leather aromas lead the nose on this powerfully structured wine. On the full-bodied palate, baking spice, licorice and pipe tobacco notes accent a juicy black cherry core while firm, velvety tannins provide the framework. Drink 2020–2030.

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
2012

92/100

Da uve sangiovese, maturato in botti. Rubino tendente al granato, olfatto classico su note di erbe medicinali, ciliegia, mora e un tocco balsamico. Fase gustativa elegante e armonica con il tannino giovanile che non scalpita. La beva ha così una buona progressione e il finale è saporito e persistente.

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
2012

93/100

The 2012 Brunello di Montalcino is a beautifully finessed and elegant wine. It offers a very pleasing sense of balance in which no one characteristic overpowers the next. A dark ruby appearance gives the wine an open and inviting personality. The bouquet produces a subtle medley of wild berry, blueberry, underbrush and toasted almond aromas. The mouthfeel is lean, but it also shows polished and silky persistence. If you don't have the patience to wait, it tastes great even at this early stage. By Monica Larner

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
2012

91/100

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
2012

16,5/20

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
2012

91/100

A tight, leafy, balsamic style, delivering strawberry, cherry, underbrush, wild sage, tobacco and iron flavors.Though tannic, this is more fluid than its peers, with a lingering aftertaste. Best from 2021 through 2033.

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
2012

2 cuori <3 <3

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
2012

★★★★

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
2012

3 viti

Veste rubino con riflessi granato. Naso ricco incentrato su polpa di ciliegie, ribes rosso, smalto, catrame, rosa appassita, cenni boisé, vaniglia, sottobosco, incenso e cioccolato fondente. Protagonista al gusto un tannino elegante che spalleggia l'acidità; buona progressione con gradevole ritorno di frutta e tartufo. Riposa per 24 mesi in botte grande, seguiti da 8 mesi in bottiglia. Fagiana lardellata al tartufo nero.

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
2009

3 viti

Rubino compatto trasparente e di buona consistenza. Al naso si riconoscono sensazioni di rosa, viola e mora di rovo, con accenni balsamici, speziatura di cannella e caffè appena tostato. In bocca è solido e austero. La struttura si deve ancora assestare e lo farà sicuramente se si saprà conservare la bottiglia ancora qualche anno. Persistenza media con finale fruttato. Matura in rovere da 50 ettolitri per 24 mesi. Petto di piccione in casseruola.

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
2013

93/100

Aromas of light coffee, plum and cherry follow through to a full body with a wealth of dried fruit and hints of figs. Drink or hold.

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
2012

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
2013

94/100

This wine initially comes off as more somber, brooding and dark in personalty. The 2013 Brunello di Montalcino takes a few moments in the glass before its starts to relax and grow in volume and context. Before long, opulent tones of black fruit, spice and pipe tobacco. The wine is elegantly tempered and finessed on the close.

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
2013

95/100

Underbrush, tobacco, ripe berry and balsamic aromas abound in this delicious red. Smooth, fullbodied and savory, the succulent palate doles out Marasca cherry, raspberry compote, licorice and white pepper. It’s well balanced, with firm yet refined tannins and fresh acidity. Drink 2021–2033. Editors’ Choice. —K.O.

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
2013

93/100

Bright red. The fresh, clean, perfumed nose hints at red cherry and blood orange. Then sweet and supple on the palate, but with a lively mouthfeel to the red fruit and underbrush flavors thanks to harmonious, vibrant acidity. Has much more midpalate flesh to support its acidity than some other less successful 2013 Brunellos, all of which are made in a similar high-acid style typical of the vintage. Finishes broad, savory and nicely persistent. This 2013 from Ciacci Piccolomini is made in a much cooler-climate style than is usual for this producer. -

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
2013

96/100

Exuding cherry, strawberry, floral and tobacco aromas and flavors, this effusive, fruity style is bright and elegant, with terrific harmony and a long, mouthwatering finish that leaves a mineral impression. Very compelling. Best from 2020 through 2036. 3,500 cases made. – B.S.

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
2008

89/100

"Bianchini has done a terrific job with the 2008 Brunello di Montalcino. Sweet floral notes meld into dark cherries, cloves and leather. A bold, fruit-driven Brunello, the 2008 impresses for its balance and sensual, inviting personality. This is not a shy wine by any means. Anticipated maturity: 2013-2020." 

Vigneti:

8 ettari circa, situati in terreni di medio impasto e galestro, di origine eocenica tra i 240 e i 360 metri s.l.m. dove vengono selezionate le migliori uve per questo Brunello di Montalcino annata.

Vitigno:

100% Sangiovese

Vinificazione, fermentazione ed affinamento:

In recipienti di acciaio inox e vasche di cemento vetrificate a temperatura controllata tramite camicie di raffreddamento e piastre ad immersione.

Invecchiamento:

In botti di rovere di Slavonia da 20 a 85 hl superiore a 2 anni, seguito da un affinamento in bottiglia superiore a 8 mesi.

Colore:

Rosso rubino tendente al granato.

Caratteristiche Organolettiche:

Note di frutta a bacca rossa sono avvolte da una leggera speziatura; al gusto è caldo, abbastanza morbido e molto equilibrato. Vino di corpo con tannini moderatamente pronunciati e lunga persistenza gusto-olfattiva.

Servizio:

Stappare un’ora prima della mescita e servire a 18°C in calice di cristallo a forma "ballon". Le bottiglie vanno conservate al buio, distese, al fresco e senza sbalzi di temperatura.

Abbinamento gastronomico:

Ideale con cacciagione arrosto o in umido e con primi piatti con condimento a base delle stesse carni. Ottimo anche con formaggi stagionati.

Note tecniche:

Le bottiglie sono tutelate grazie ad un ologramma anticontraffazione sulla capsula.

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
2007

94/100

"Though dense and rich, this red is also sleekly proportioned and harmonious. The cherry, raspberry, licorice, earth and tobacco flavors meld with the solid structure. Offers fine length and complexity that increases with aeration. Best from 2014 through 2025. 3,750 cases made."  -B.S.                                                                                                                                                                                                                     

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
2010

93/100

"Tight and sinewy, with eucalyptus, cherry, spice and tobacco flavors. The tannins lock this down for now, but the energy and balance persist, showing fine length. Best from 2018 through 2032. 4,166 cases made."  - B.S.                                                                                                    

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
2009

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
2011

93/100

"The 2011 Brunello di Montalcino is a very beautiful wine that shows a fraction of good things to come. Very fruit-driven at the moment, it should flesh out further with time. Evident fruit underlines the warm growing conditions of this vintage. You get dark cherry, raspberry, dried strawberry and plum. The bouquet doesn't feel overripe per se, but you definitely get a taste of the warm growing season. Delve deeper, and this Brunello begins to reveal spice, herb, cola, tar and black licorice. These elements form the base of the wine's budding complexity. As nice as this wine is to drink now, I look forward to trying it five years from now." 

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
2003

90/100

"Offers black cherry and light spice, with some vanilla. Full bodied, with fresh, clean fruit and a silky finish. Balanced and pretty, with a caressing texture. Best after 2010. 3,750 cases made."- B.S.                                                                                   

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
2004

88/100

"Very attractive plum aromas, with hints of dried flowers and cedar, follow through to a medium-to-full body, with fine tannins and a clean, fresh finish. A lovely wine for early drinking. Drink now. 3,850 cases made."  -B.S.                                                                                                                                                                                                              

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
2005

90/100

Prune, tar and dried spices on the nose follow through to a medium-to-full body, with chewy tannins and a long finish. Outstanding for the vintage. Needs a little bottle age to soften. Best after 2012. 3,250 cases made.                                                                                                                                                                     

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
2006

93/100

"A seductive style, featuring fragrant floral, raspberry, tobacco and mineral aromas and flavors. Firm tannins sweep in on the finish, which is tight and unyielding now. It's all there, just needs time. Best from 2013 through 2025. 3,750 cases made." - B.S.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
2011

91/100

"Cherry, leather, wild herb and underbrush flavors highlight this juicy red. On the lean side, but the vibrant acidity keeps this focused and fresh, extending the woodsy spice and tobacco elements on the finish. Best from 2017 through 2025. 5,850 cases made."  –B.S.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
2010

94/100

"Another wonderful showing in 2010 is the Brunello di Montalcino from Ciacci Piccolomini d’Aragona. This is pure, elegant and refined, bursting with fresh dark cherries and plums followed by spring floral, aged balsamic, wet stones with hints of red licorice. Full-bodied with excellent balance, supported by a gorgeous silky texture and a lovely inner sweetness from the ripe tannins, which carries through to the long, pretty finish. This is quite open, even at the early stage and looks as if it will be accessible immediately, however should also age nicely over the next decade. (Best 2016-2030)"                             

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
2010

94/100

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
2010

94/100

"Very perfumed with flower, truffle, light wet earth and cherry character. Full body and full integrated ripe tannins and caresses your palate. Very fine and pretty. Slight soya undertone. Succulent and enticing. You want to drink this. Better in 2016."                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
1997

96/100

"The terrific 1997 Brunello di Montalcino boasts a staggering aromatic profile of soy sauce, roasted meats, dried herbs, jammy black and red fruits, and Asian spices. This full-bodied, superbly concentrated, layered, multidimensional Brunello is the kind of wine one expects from such a renowned region, but so rarely receives. This beauty should drink well young yet evolve effortlessly for 15+ years."

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
2004

92/100

"The 2004 Brunello di Montalcino reveals sweet, open aromatics that meld seamlessly into a perfumed core of ripe red fruits. This is one of the more intensely scented, fruit-driven Brunellos of the vintage. The wine reveals superior density and richness in an engaging style. The softness of the tannins makes the wine accessible even today, yet the flavor profile is decidedly youthful. Readers looking for a measure of tertiary development will need to give the wine a few years in bottle. This bottling is made from the estate’s youngest vines. Anticipated maturity: 2012-2022."

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
2005

92/100

"The 2005 Brunello di Montalcino is wonderfully plump and juicy in its expressive red fruit. Floral notes are woven throughout, giving the wine its sense of lift and proportion. Though not as explosive as the 2004, the 2005 Brunello di Montalcino offers outstanding persistence on the palate and a long, generous finish. This is a terrific effort from Ciacci. Anticipated maturity: 2010-2020."

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
2006

90/100

"The 2006 Brunello di Montalcino is an attractive entry-level wine. Dark red berries, crushed flowers, licorice and mint are some of the nuances that emerge from this fleshy, mid-weight offering. The aromas and flavors are decidedly on the ripe side of the spectrum in the racy 2006, but the intensity of the fruit covers the tannins nicely, making this an attractive wine for near-term pleasure. Anticipated maturity: 2014-2021." 

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
2010

94/100

"The 2010 Brunello di Montalcino represents a return to the traditional values of Montalcino. The bouquet is buoyant and bright with lingering tones of smoke, ash, balsam herb, licorice and soy sauce. Those kinds of aromas make Brunello such a wonderful wine and thankfully you get them in abundance here. Dry mineral and brimstone also give the wine a sense of focus, sharpness and cleanliness that is very appealing. The close is long, fine and polished. I look forward to retasting this bottle five years from now." 

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
2011

94/100

Fruity aromas of cassis, blackberry and cherry jams. The mouth, the fruity components makes it more alcoholic, accompanied by notes of oak and sweet-savory spices. A balsamic finish lightens the sip, giving it dynamism. Flavourfull tannins, already well blended. 

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
2002

86/100

"Shows mineral and berry character, with hints of blackberry and dried herbs. Medium-bodied, with a firm yet silky texture. One of the best of the vintage. Drink now. 3,300 cases made. " - B.S.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
2008

89/100

"A floral- and red berry-scented version, with delicate flavors of strawberry and currant. Reticent now, featuring bright acidity and a slightly dry ending. Best from 2016 through 2027. 3,750 cases made."  -B.S.                                                                                                                                                                                       

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
2009

90/100

"A nose of ripe cherry, strawberry and floral aromas introduces this juicy, firmly tannic red. More expressive on the palate, staying balanced and long despite the tight finish. Best from 2016 through 2030. 4,580 cases made." - B.S.                                                                                                    

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
2011

93/100

"The 2011 Brunello Brunello di Montalcino is a valiant effort from Paolo Bianchini in this vintage. As this Brunello slowly opens it releases aromas of ripe cherries and plums which come together with dried spices and leather along with an underlying hint of earthy mushrooms. This is a beautifully made, classic style Brunello which is well structured with a gorgeous silky texture leading into the long, sleek finish. If approaching early allow some significant air, but allowing this to continue to develop with a few more years of additional bottle age would be ideal. (Best 2019-2026)."

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
2002

BRONZE MEDAL

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
2009

HIGHLY RECOMMENDED

A bit of a garnet rim here. Fresher and juicier than expected, with rich, luscious peppery, red berry and underbrush flavours. Intense berry fruit flavours and aromatic, spicy notes. Poised and long. Drink 2016-2026.

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
2009

89/100

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
2005

90/100

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
2004

90/100

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
2003

89/100

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
2000

87/100

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
1999

89/100

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
2002

★★

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
2003

★★

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
2004

★★★

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
2005

★★★

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
2006

★★★

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
2007

★★★

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
2010

★★★

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
2003

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
2004

★★

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
2005

90/100

"A solid red, with silky tannins and mineral, berry and lightly toasted oak. Full and rich. Lovely now, but better in 2012."                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
2006

93/100

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
2007

92/100

"Lots of fresh mushroom, with dark fruits on the nose. Full body, with silky tannins and a juicy finish. Balanced and attractive. Slightly chewy now. Better in 2015."                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
2006

91/100

 "Irony mineral nose with notes of coffee and juniper. Full and quite broad on palate with slightly rustic tannins. Some potential but needs time to find its harmony. Better in 2014."    

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
2008

91/100

 "Irony mineral nose with notes of coffee and juniper. Full and quite broad on palate with slightly rustic tannins. Some potential but needs time to find its harmony. Better in 2014."    

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
2009

91/100

"This is savory and fruity with a full body of fruit and spicy, dried-berry and fig character. Round-textured, with lightly chewy tannins. A year of bottle age will improve it even more: try in 2015."        

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
2002

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
2003