Sunday, July 28, 2013

Ciacci Piccolomini di ARAGONA Pianrosso 2007 Brunello di Montalcino

Ciacci Piccolomini d' ARAGONA Pianrosso 2007 Brunello di Montalcino, $51.66-$59.99, 94+ points, explodes with an orange sunburst red all the way from the core to the clear leggy glass wall.
Slightly sweet floral red cherry with hints of turned earth, cedar, and clove make for a reticent, but pleasant aroma.
The medium-plus body is both edgy and elegant, acidic and tantalizing, tannic, yet vibrant, a wild horse, both beautiful (bella) and enchanting, yet still untamed.
Strawberry, red cherry, herbs and tobacco make for an interesting flavor profile, but the long spicy finish with a minty note, and a touch of heat (14.5% alcohol), is spectacular.
I've come to really like this vineyard, and the QPR is right in line with many of the very good Bordeaux wines I've tasted, and like them, this is a keeper, and just maybe a good investment!


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  1. Love your descriptors on this one..."slightly sweet floral red cherry"...sounds like my type of wine, love when reds have floral notes.

    1. Vinogirl, the operative word is "reticent"; as nice as the aroma was, it was nearly "dumb". Sorry! It did need some air and some swirling/swishing.