James Suckling
Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate
Wine Spectator
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Ciacci Piccolomini Brunello di Montalcino 2010

Product description

This wine is from the best grapes of Sangiovese coming from the old vines of the estate. In the cellar large oak barrels welcome the wine for a long time, giving it unmistakable elegance and typicality. It is a delightful Brunello, scented with red fruit and spices, already well balanced, soft and full bodied.

94+ Points - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate     The 2010 Brunello di Montalcino represents a return to the traditional values of Montalcino. The bouquet is buoyant and bright with lingering tones of smoke, ash, balsam herb, licorice and soy sauce. Those kinds of aromas make Brunello such a wonderful wine and thankfully you get them in abundance here. Dry mineral and brimstone also give the wine a sense of focus, sharpness and cleanliness that is very appealing. The close is long, fine and polished. I look forward to retasting this bottle five years from now. 

94 Points - James Suckling    Very perfumed with flower, truffle, light wet earth and cherry character. Full body and full integrated ripe tannins and caresses your palate. Very fine and pretty. Slight soya undertone. Succulent and enticing. You want to drink this. Better in 2016. 

93 Points - Vinous    The 2010 Brunello di Montalcino is a great example of the Ciacci house style. Rich, layered and ample, the 2010 blossoms with notable depth and amplitude. This is a classic Brunello from Castelnuovo dell'Abate, where the wines are typically resonant and generous. Readers will find a gorgeous, highly expressive Brunello that will deliver considerable near and medium-term pleasure. Crushed flowers, tobacco and cherry pit add nuance on the soft, open finish. The 2010 spent two and a half years in barrel. 

93 Points - Wine Spectator    Tight and sinewy, with eucalyptus, cherry, spice and tobacco flavors. The tannins lock this down for now, but the energy and balance persist, showing fine length. Best from 2018 through 2032.