Friday, April 11, 2014

Podere Salicutti 2006 Brunello Di Montalcino "Piaggione"

Podere Salicutti 2006 Brunello di Montalcino "Piaggione":

$69.99-$79.99, 93 points, poured opaque ruby, but trended a bright sunburst orange/red with a very broad transparent rim.

The outstanding aroma was rich with roses, licorice, wild blackberry, and cedar.

With a medium to medium-plus body of good acidity and mild to moderate tannin which was a persistent presence; a backbone as it were.

Though the flavor profile followed the aroma, roses dominated, but nuanced coffee, tobacco, and dried herbs added to a great complexity of flavors that led into a long finish of spice with considerable, but pleasant heat from the 15% alcohol.

I'm guessing that this wine is quite ready to be had, but without doubt it will cellar for some time to come.


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  1. The 2006's are definitely for the long haul. Glad this showed as well as it did. Did you decant it? Piaggone....I wonder if that's a single vineyard.

    1. John, there was no info on the bottle pertaining to whether this was a single vineyard! No, I didn't decant, but it drank beautifully for the three days it took me to finish it.