Podere Salicutti Brunello di Montalcino Piaggione 2004

Sangiovese from Tuscany, Italy

Item No. 102727
  • red wine
  • boutique wine
  • collectible wine
  • RP95
  • WS91
  • ST91
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Winemaker's Notes

Garnet in color, with scents of ripe red fruit (plums), tobacco, balsamic notes. Intense. On the palate, it is full, warm and well-structured, with flavors of red fruits (plums, cherries), and a hint of mint. Elegant and long lasting.

Critical Acclaim

"The 2004 Brunello di Montalcino Piaggione possesses striking depth, transparency and weightlessness as it opens up in the glass. This deeply-scented, layered Brunello offers superb pedigree and class in its ripe red cherries, wild herbs, tobacco, spices and licorice, with a powerful blast of melted road tar that provides the final exclamation point. A firm, structured wine, the profound 2004 Piaggione desperately needs some bottle age, but readers will have a hard time finding a wine with this much sheer class and pedigree. The Piaggione spent two years in medium-size French oak barrels and was neither fined nor filtered prior to bottling. This is a wonderful effort. Anticipated maturity: 2014-2024."
95 Points

"Aromas of plums and dried mushrooms follow through to a full body, with soft and silky tannins, ripe plum character and a long finish. A little tight still. Best from 2010 through 2014. 665 cases made. "
91 Points

"Medium bright red with a palish rim. Lively aromas of redcurrant, rose petal and minerals. Graceful and silky, with a restrained sweetness and lovely energy and definition to its red fruit and floral flavors. Juicy and light on its feet, finishing with firm tannins and a perfumed note of blood orange."
91 Points

Learn About Podere Salicutti

The olive grove and the vineyards of Podere Salicutti rest on a large natural amphitheater, with a spectacular view of the Orcia Valley, Mount Amiata, woods and cultivated fields. In the middle of this charming natural scene rests the Salicutti estate. An estate that prides itself on the production of high quality wines made by organic methods. Organic agriculture...

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Learn About Tuscany

(TUSS-can-ee) One of the most important wine regions in Italy, Tuscany is home to the cities of Florence and Siena, the districts of Chianti and Brunello di Montalcino, and the wineries of Sassicaia, Tignanello and Ornellaia. Tuscany is also home to the indigenous Italian grape variety, Sangiovese. Most of the wine coming from Tuscany is made from some clone of this...

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Learn About Sangiovese

Sangiovese (SAHN-gee-oh-VAY-zee) Blood of Jove (literally translated) The principal grape of Chianti - in fact, the principle grape of all of Tuscany - has had its ups and downs. For a stint in the 70s and 80s, wines labeled Chianti contained cheap red wine packaged in a straw casked bottle, most popular for the candle holder it would become. But no more. Sangiovese re...

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