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Community Tasting Notes (121) Avg Score: 92.1 points

  • Auction purchase, and that's not the first time for this bottle. Winebid AND prior Acker Marral lstickers applied.
    PNP was a mistake and I know better. Give this at least an hour of air. Solid cork with 50% bleed. Leather, tree bark. There's a core of dark cherry that has to be teased out. Good length. I like this producer for its longevity. This bottle had been passed around like a beer pitcher at a frat party, so it may not be the best exemplar. 89-90.

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  • 93-94: a touch reserved, but lovely nose of earth, flowers, and red fruit. Palate was long and intense, still fairly primary flavors of red fruit, with some leather and tobacco notes along the edges. Finish lingers. Still some tannins and acid, but everything is wonderfully balanced. This wine is beautiful. Cellar-kept since purchase.

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  • Drank over two nights. First night, lovely bouquet of dark fruits and dried flowers. Bricking around edges. Medium weight, huge plum and berry flavors, spices and herb, and some smokey flavors. Lots of layers and still very fresh tasting, medium finish and very little sweetness at the end. Excellent. 93 points. Second night, still lovely but flavors, while still present, have receded and are not as pronounced. 90 points tonight. Drink over next 12-24 months.

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  • Very good showing. Fully mature. Round and full. No evidence of any new oak. Very tasty and enjoyable for what it is, but also reminds me why I often prefer to drink sangiovese from Chianti Classico district vs. lower acid sangiovese grosso clone from Montalcino... but an observation, not a criticism, because the wine showed up and performed extremely well

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  • Still lovely after all these years>

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  • By Antonio Galloni
    2001 Brunello Vintage (Aug 2006), (See more on Vinous...)

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

  • By Richard Jennings
    8/19/2006, (See more on 92 points

    (Ciacci Piccolomini d'Aragona Brunello di Montalcino Pianrosso) Dark brick red color; pretty, sexy, ripe berry and plum nose; very tight, tart cherry palate, that gets a lot better after 30 minutes in the glass, needs years; medium finish

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