Piaggione offers an intense garnet color and a complex bouquet of fruit and floral notes. A solid
tannic structure frames the palate with hints of coffee, tobacco and chocolate lingering on the finish.
Concentrated, intense, and persistent. This is an artisanal Brunello, and an authentic gem from
"The 2004 Brunello di Montalcino Riserva Piaggione is an understated, classy wine. Dried cherries, flowers and spices are framed by silky tannins in an elegant, layered style. Sweet tobacco, anise, fennel and herbs add complexity on the round, supple close. I am not sure the Riserva is worth the premium in 2004, but it is undoubtedly quite pretty. Anticipated maturity: 2010-2024. "
The Wine Advocate
"Subtle smoke, meat and ripe fruit aromas lead to a full body, with soft, velvety tannins and a long, juicy finish. Turns big and chewy. Needs a little time to soften. Best after 2011."
"Medium-dark red. Initially reduced nose opens with air to reveal enticing aromas of ripe red cherry, white pepper, and minerals. Fleshy, dense and sweet, with ripe strawberry and red cherry flavors complicated and enlivened by cedar and bay leaf. Finishes with noteworthy minerality and a trace of heat."
International Wine Cellar