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Community Tasting Notes (39) Avg Score: 91.6 points

  • Another winner from a case i don't draw from nearly often enough, though the wine would seem to have another decade+ ahead of it. High-toned red cherry, raspberry and mocha notes along with some well-integrated, spicy oak and a touch of roasted meat. Relatively structured, taking on weight as it aerated.

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  • Friday Tasting Group: In HONOR of 1 of the Group's Mentors (Vintage Wines Ltd., San Diego, CA): "The Pianrosso Vyd covers 29,22 acres. The soil is medium grain with good levels of marl, dating from the Eocene period. The altitude of this large vyd varies from 240 to 360 m. Fermented n s/s & glass concrete vats, temp-controlled via cooling plates and jackets. Aged roughly 36 mos in 20-62 hl Slavonian oak protected from both extremes & changes in barrels, followed by > 8 mos in bottle."

    N: Cherries with additional berries & spices, with undertones of spice? Intensity lurking

    P: LM body; LOVELY, almost swtish frt fairly quickly met by astringent pucker which evolves into a LONG, balanced finish with an attractive bitter/swtness to the still notable, DUSTY tannins. Approachable now with food, this very traditionally styles Brunello DESERVES another 3 yrs or so, then for __ more? 14% ABV; My EXC+, more down the line? 90 pts WA & 84 WS.

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  • A Fine Set of Wines with Friends, Both Old and New (Los Olivos, CA): My first from a nearly forgotten set of ten bought at auction a few years back. I feared from CT TNs that this would be tired. To the contrary, the wine showed beautifully, especially as it aerated, taking on weight. High-toned red cherry, raspberry and mocha notes along with some well-integrated, spicy oak and a touch of roasted meat. Surprisingly structured. I look forward to the remainder of my stash, no evident rush.

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  • My first from a case. The CT notes seem to divide between a tired wine and a well-aged Brunello. I guess my predecessor owner had good storage, good luck, or both. It went so fast I barely got a taste, but what I did have matched with others' comments: fully mature but not fading, with a dark cherry core complemented by leather and sweet spice. I'll try another and report back soon.

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  • Deep red color with a clear rim. Aromas of black cherries, cocoa and wood spices. Ripe, fully integrated silky fruit in the mouth with very good depth and length. Although the wine has not lost any of its fruit , the chocolate in the mid palate belies its advancing age. Drink up!

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  • By Stephen Tanzer
    January/February 2000, IWC Issue #88, (See more on Vinous...)

    (Ciacci Piccolomini d'Aragona Brunello di Montalcino Vigna di Pianrosso) Login and sign up and see review text.
  • By Joel Butler MW
    July/August 1998, IWC Issue #79, (See more on Vinous...)

    (Ciacci Piccolomini d'Aragona Brunello di Montalcino Vigna di Pianrosso) Login and sign up and see review text.

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