The Ciacci Piccolomini d'Aragona 2015 Brunello di Montalcino Pianrosso is distinguished by a unique aromatic profile that brings out mineral notes of crushed limestone or chalk. This adds a greater sense of focus and delineation that not only characterizes the bouquet but also applies to the way the wine hits the palate in a fuller and more determined way (compared to the slightly softer classic Brunello). Instead, this single-vineyard Brunello shows an upright and direct approach with soft salinity on the close followed by forest fruit, spice and medicinal herb. The mouthfeel makes a big impact thanks to its streamlined and polished texture.
96 pts ML, The Wine Advocate.
Lots of ripe and rich fruit with a decadent undertone of meat and spice that turns to pure fruit and liquorice. Medium to full body, refined tannins and a fresh and bright finish. All about harmony.
100 points, James Suckling.