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Community Tasting Notes (19) Avg Score: 93.2 points

  • Spectacular once again! Everything in previous note stands. This is a standout wine! Wow...would love to get my hands on a 1990 Soldera and see what transpires between the two bottles. Left a quarter of the bottle overnight for a full day and it tastes just as perfect if not a little better on day two.

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  • As others have noted - these are absolutely singing. One of the best bottles of Brunello I've had. Dried red fruits, tobacco, earthy forest notes. Darker in colour than one would expect given its age. Absolutely blockbuster palate - fully integrated but still so muscular and lively. Plenty of fruit and acidity. Great depth and complexity, finish was good but could have been even better.

    Nevertheless - one of those wines that have come out of its 30 year slumber as a winner on all fronts. Great.

    I had purchased this from a tasting last year, where it showed favourably against a flight of Italian greats (and even more so if you consider value). I'm going to go ahead and hunt down more of these, if at all possible.

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  • Best Brunello I’ve ever had? Quite possibly. Highest score I’ve ever given in CT? Yes, by a few points. This wine was nothing short of spectacular! I recently had a taste of a 1959 Las Cases and a 1975 Biondi Santi. This was better than both. If you like aged wine, this is as good as it gets. Beautiful tertiary notes of dried leaves, forest floor, red fruit, tabacco on the body. Gorgeous depth and looong finish. Every sip was ethereal. Decanted and drank over 5 hours. This was humming right from the start and proceeded to get better as the night wore on. If you can find a bottle and are a wine lover, it’s worth any price. Had with Napolitana pizza and French cheese but just as good without food as we waited in the pizza.

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  • Sourced through RareWineCo last year. PNP last night during a casual get together, homemade mushroom/prosciutto pizzas using Caputo 00 flour, cooked with a modified gas Ooni pizza oven. This wine paired perfectly! The nose was typical aged brunello with notes of tobacco and earth and red fruit. The dark red fruit was completely alive and progressed through the evening. Not much complexity, but I didn't mind as the earthy notes were so enjoyable. I'm sure this wine could hold-up for another 10 years, but it really did feel it was at its peak. The tannins were fully integrated and was quite smooth. It really was a great wine and can't wait to try my 2010s in another 20 years.

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  • Gorgeous, multifaceted, and erogenously pleasurable. Then even better than all that with pork saucisson sec. Continually evolved over five hours in a wide-based decanter, last glass best. I went frighteningly out of budget for this from the Rare Wine Co. a few years ago; worth every penny.

    Ten years ago, the 2001 wan't nearly this good. Does that mean we should wait 20 more to drink the 2010? Or have they moved to a more elegant style requiring less time to integrate the new oak (which was completely melted into the 1990 at this point).

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  • By Lyle Fass
    10/6/2005, (See more on Rockss and Fruit...)

    (Ciacci Piccolomini Brunello Pianrosso) This was gorgeous upon opening but quicly went downhill. Super nose of Tuscan funk. Earth, cherries, well water, burnt orange and macerated cherries. Complex, deep palate with tremendous sweet fruit and brilliant structure . . . and then just like that . . poof . . . the wine was gone. This was like a 30 minute transformation from a brilliant wine into a wine that seemed like it suffered from poor storage. Weird.

  • By Richard Jennings
    2/20/2004, (See more on

    (Ciacci Piccolomini d'Aragona Brunello di Montalcino Vigna di Pianrosso) Oxidized, VA, raisiny nose; heat damaged and hot palate; short-medium finish

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