Wine Spectator 96 points, Wine Advocate 94 points!
Ciacci Piccolomini Brunello di Montalcino is a beautiful red wine gem from the much heralded 2013 Brunello vintage, scoring 94 points from Wine Advocate! "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. Some 68,000 bottles were produced. Drink 2020-2035"-Monica Larner, Wine Advocate, 94 points!
Considered the king of Tuscan wines and one of the most renowned and long-lived red wines of Italy, Brunello is produced from a specific strain of Sangiovese (Sangiovese Grosso) grown in the unique microclimate surrounding the Tuscan town of Montalcino. Ciacci Piccolomini is one of the most sought-after producers in all of Italy. This ancient estate has 35 hectares of superior holdings in the prized Castelnuovo dell'Abate zone, including the 'Pianrosso' vineyard (meaning 'red field,' a reference to the iron rich soils) and the 'Fonte' vineyard, which produces grapes for the Rosso di Montalcino. Practicing organic.
"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."-BS, Wine Spectator 96 points, Highly Recommended
Enjoy Ciacci Piccolomini Brunello di Montalcino with osso bucco, lasagna, eggplant Parmesan, and cheeses.