2011 Brunello di Montalcino Ciacci Piccolomini

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Average critic rating : 93.67 points



The 2011 Brunello di Montalcino is fabulous. In 2011, proprietor Paolo Bianchini bottled just one Brunello. That commitment to quality comes through loud and clear. Dark cherry, plum, smoke, tobacco and licorice all flesh out in an effortless, incredibly inviting wine. The warmth of the vintage and the natural generosity of these vineyards in Castelnuovo is evident, yet the 2011 possesses remarkable balance to match all of that intensity. I don't expect the 2011 to make old bones, but is gorgeous today. Readers should expect a flamboyant, decadently full-throttle wine built on voluptuousness and generous, racy fruit. Bianchini gave the 2011 three full years in cask. Feb 2016, www.vinous.com, Drink 2018-2028



The aromas of wet earth, sliced mushroom and blueberry are very pretty. Full body, firm tannins. Structured and firm. Excellent. One of the wines of the vintage. Drink now or hold. Oct 2015, JamesSuckling.com



The nose opens with raspberry and black currant. Tangy fruit on the palate showing plump raspberry, sweet cherries, nectarine and blackberry. Texturally soft and silky. Delicious now. March 2016

Ciacci Piccolomini D’Aragona is an Italian wine producer based in Montalcino, Tuscany best known for producing outstanding Brunello di Montalcino. The estate is made up of 35 hectares of land in the Castelnuovo dell’Abaate zone which includes the prestigious Pianrosso vineyard (from which the top Sangiovese grapes are selected for Brunello). In addition, Syrah, Merlot and Cabernet are also grown from which Ciacci Piccolomini make modern wines like Ateo, a blend of Sangiovese, Cabernet and Merlot, and Fabius, made from 100% Syrah. Much like their Brunello di Montalcino, both of these wines are highly regarded and have received rave reviews from Robert Parker, who once called Fabius “the finest Italian Syrah I have ever tasted.”


The origin of Ciacci Piccolomini d’Aragona goes back to the 17thcentury, where it was originally a palace erected by Montaclino’s bishop. The winery eventually became property of the Countess Elda Ciacci Piccolomini d’Aragona, who had no heirs. In 1985, she passed away and left her entire estate and winery to her long standing estate manager, Giuseppe Bianchini.


The winery is now run by brother and sister team, Paolo and Lucia Bianchini who inherited the property from their father following his death in 2004. The siblings have brought the winery to new heights by modernizing the winery equipment and following the principles of organic agriculture (though not currently certified) and minimal intervention.


The wines of Ciacci Piccolomini are precise, structured and long-lasting, making their Brunello di Montalcino one of the most sought after wines in Italy.

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