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Community Tasting Notes (16) Avg Score: 91.5 points

  • Last of 4 bottles purchased on close out in 2018. None have lived up to other CT tasters notes (and given this is a Brunello, not Caymus, I don't think I would be an outlier) and my expectations of this wine relative to tasting in 2 other vintages around a similar age. Assume my bottle was not stored properly for a period of time before it go to me as this wine was tired so keep that in mind relative to my note.

    Brownish/red color. On nose, leather, dried blackberry, dried cherry and mushrooms. Medium+ body, medium+ acidity, medium tannins and long finish. Palate had similar flavor profile to nose. While I don't expect bright fruit at age 12, this wine's nose/palate was on the dry, almost stewed spectrum. Rated this a 91+/- despite note above. Will continue to buy this wine in future, but upon release!

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  • By no means young but still showing good life, nice secondary flavors. Good value

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  • 2nd of 4 bottles. Didn't note color. tobacco, prunes, black cherry on nose - similar flavor profile on palate. Medium+ body, medium acidity and high tannins. Medium+ finish. Preferred the '06 to this bottle. 90+/-

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  • This vintage is showing well after 10 years. Decanted for several hours, with very little sediment. Ruby/garnet, medium (+) intensity. The nose is clean with black cherries, forest floor, mocha, leather. The nose is medium (+) in intensity, moderately complex and developing. The palate is dry, but with generous sweet fruit right up front, balanced by nice acidity. The alcohol is high, at 14.5% but relatively unobtrusive. The tannins are smooth and rounded, medium to medium (+). The mouthfeel is smooth. This is a nicely balanced wine, which is full-bodied yet retains a certain grace, with a medium (+) flavor intensity and a moderately long finish. It is drinking beautifully now, but should have at least another 3-5 years left.

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  • Paired with grilled NY strips.

    This bottle seemed older than I expected. Brownish red color & showing age. On nose, leather, meat, cherry and whiff of alcohol. On palate, medium+acidity, medium+ tannins and long finish. More fruit on palate than nose - this needed food and it got better with air. 91+/-

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  • By Antonio Galloni
    2008 Brunello di Montalcino: A Consumer's Vintage (Sep 2013), (See more on Vinous...)

    (Ciacci Piccolomini D'aragona Brunello Di Montalcino Pianrosso) Login and sign up and see review text.


  • By John Szabo, MS
    7/7/2013, (See more on WineAlign...)

    (Ciacci Piccolomini Brunello Di Montalcino Vigna Pianrosso, Brunello Di Montalcino red) Login and sign up and see review text.


  • By Ian D'Agata
    July/August 2013, IWC Issue #169, (See more on Vinous...)

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