Sold Out Ciacci Piccolomini Brunello di Montalcino 2009
James Suckling
Wine Spectator
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Ciacci Piccolomini Brunello di Montalcino 2009

Last unit sold for $47.00

Product description

91 Points - James Suckling      This is savory and fruity with a full body of fruit and spicy, dried-berry and fig character. Round-textured, with lightly chewy tannins. A year of bottle age will improve it even more: try in 2015.

91 Points - Vinous    Proprietor Paolo Bianchini made some tough choices in 2009. There is no Riserva and no Pianrosso. Instead, all of that fruit went into the straight 2009 Brunello di Montalcino, which is one of the best wines of this very challenging vintage. That it comes from the southern part of Montalcino is even all the more remarkable. Sweet tobacco, menthol, racy red cherries, hard candy, spices and Mediterranean herbs blossom in an impeccable, large-scaled Brunello loaded with class. The style is quite rich and textured, but all the elements are in the right place. 

90 Points - Wine Spectator    A nose of ripe cherry, strawberry and floral aromas introduces this juicy, firmly tannic red. More expressive on the palate, staying balanced and long despite the tight finish. Best from 2016 through 2030.

89 Points - Wine Enthusiast    Aromas recall black plums marinated in spirits, red berries, toast and a hint of espresso. Reflecting the precocious nature of the vintage, the fleshy palate seems fast forwarded, offering sweet black cherry layered with baking spices alongside tame acidity and restrained, fleeting tannins. It's savory and already accessible so enjoy soon.