Ciacci Piccolomini d' ARAGONA 2005 Brunello di Montalcino $39.09-$45.99, 94 points, is first and foremost a very delicious dry red wine. John from Tuscan Vines remembers this wine as "rustic", which is a rather difficult descriptor to pin-down, but Doc-vino gives it a try. If by rustic John means accessible, the Ciacci Piccolomini d' ARAGONA 2005 Brunello di Montalcino is all of that, and I would say this wine has no rough edges. Ciacci Piccolomini d' ARAGONA 2005 Brunello di Montalcino reminds me of Moroccan leather, is balanced and beautiful, but not overly complex and not a particularly "cerebral" wine.
Garnet to cranberry in color throughout, and having a cold aroma of chocolate pudding with hints of java, being followed with a pure delight of flavors including all within its aroma and mild lingonberry jam as well. The meduim body carries a long finish of spice (Ethan says: Chipotle and Cardamon).
This wine enhanced my Neapolitan pizza, and my Philly cheese-steak sub, but the chocolate pairing (Milk and Dark) is out of this world.
At $39.09, I consider this to be a Very Good Buy.
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