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Ciacci Piccolomini d'Aragona Brunello di Montalcino 2014

Ciacci Piccolomini d'Aragona Brunello di Montalcino 2014
$49.98

SKU 8032605841438

750ml

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Ruby red color verging on garnet. The bouquet is intense, fruit-forward, spicy and floral with hints of red berry fruits enriched by delicate spicy notes. Warm, soft and very well balanced on the palate; well structured with soft tannins and long aftertaste. Food pairings: Great companion to roasted and stewed game meat. Excellent with mature cheeses and traditional hand-made pasta featuring red meat and game ragout.
Category Red Wine
Varietal
Region Italy, Tuscany, Brunello di Montalcino
Brand Ciacci Piccolomini d'Aragona
  • we95

Wine EnthusiastFragrant and loaded with finesse, this radiant, full-bodied red opens with enticing scents of ripe black-skinned fruit, iris, cake spice and a whiff of camphor. On the linear yet delicious palate, elegant tannins and bright acidity support succulent black cherry, plum and licorice before a lingering tobacco finish. Drink 2021–2029.

Kerin O'Keefe, May 1, 2019
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Wine AdvocateLike the other wines I tasted from Ciacci Piccolomini d'Aragona this year, I am surprised by the soft ripeness achieved in the 2014 Brunello di Montalcino. This was a cool and soggy vintage so those dark and sweet fruit flavors are counterintuitive. However, they elevate the wine to a higher intensity threshold and a more profound flavor profile. The wine offers enough crisp acidity and tannic firmness to hold it tightly together at this young stage in its lifespan. Some 60,000 bottles were released.

Monica Larner, January 31, 2019