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Date Printed: 5/22/2015
Ciacci Piccolomini d'Aragona Brunello di Montalcino 2008
Ciacci Piccolomini d'Aragona Brunello di Montalcino 2008
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James Suckling rating: 91 points
PRICE ON 5/22/2015: $52.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2010 The Wine Advocate rating: 94 points
2010 James Suckling rating: 94 points
2010 Vinous / Antonio Galloni rating: 93 points
2007 Wine Spectator rating: 94 points
2007 James Suckling rating: 92 points
2007 The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
2006 Wine Spectator rating: 93 points
2006 The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
1999 Vinous / Antonio Galloni rating: 91 points

Winemaker's Notes:

The 2007 vintage was #9 Wine Spectator Top 100 of 2012

The bouquet is intense, fruit-forward, spicy and floral with hints of red berry fruits enriched by delicate spicy notes. Warm, soft and very well balanced on the palate; structured with soft tannins and long aftertaste.

Ideal companion of roasted and stewed meat, game and mature cheese.

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About Ciacci Piccolomini d'Aragona:

In 1985, Giuseppe Bianchini began his quest for quality. Moments after the passing of Countess Piccolomini, Giuseppe learned that he, the sole employee who passionately cared about her vines, inherited the vast Piccolomini wine estate. Evidence of his appreciation and commitment to the Piccolomini legend can be found in the glass – each wine is a tribute to the gracious Countess. Highly regarded palates consistently rank the Ciacci Piccolomini wines in the top 10th percentile – with good reason. Giuseppe believes his strict adherence to sustainable growing practices has significantly contributed to the vibrancy of fruit and the depth of complexity in his wines over the years. Without doubt, these wines speak of flawless quality and exhibit Tuscan typicity crafted in a modern style.