1997 Ciacci Piccolomini d'Aragona - Brunello di Montalcino Vigna di Pianrosso 750ml

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IWC 95   Collector 95
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Professional Reviews For This Wine

International Wine Cellar | Rating: 95

($60) Saturated garnet, with purple hues. Intense aromas of powdered cocoa, cinnamon and spicy cedar are followed by a sweet, wonderfully delineated entry of licorice, plum jam, roasted coffee and tar. Big-boned and vibrant, with a creamy, mouthfilling texture and gauzy tannins. The long, sweet finish is reminiscent of marzipan. This complex and supple wine is a paradigm of how to combine power and elegance. (Marc de Grazia; importers include Michael Skurnik Wines, Syosset, NY; Vin Divino, Chicago, IL; and Estate Wines Ltd., San Rafael, CA)

Author: Edward Beltrami
Issue: Issue 103

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Collector Reviews For This Wine

Rating: 95
Author: Bryan F282
Tasted On: 01/02/2014

Rating: 95
Author: Scooter
Trust Rating: 98
Tasted On: 10/13/2009
As good a '97 Brunello as I've had. Full bodied with loads of fruit but more aromatically complex than most and a long finish. Beautiful

Rating: 95
Author: Jim Glynn
Tasted On: 02/13/2011

Rating: 94
Author: Charley
Trust Rating: 98
Tasted On: 03/09/2013
Drink Dates:
Very good, opened up nicely. Decanted about 2 hours. Smooth, silky and not too tanic.

Average rating: 96, based on 5 reviews

Collector Data For This Wine

1256 bottles owned by 335 collectors.

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Wine Varietal: Sangiovese

Italyâ??s most popular grape, Sangiovese is the top grape used in Tuscany including Chianti, Brunello di Montalcino, Vino Nobile di Montepulciano and many of Italyâ??s â??Super Tuscans.â?? At least 14 clones of Sangiovese exist which are grouped into the Sangiovese grosso and Sangiovese piccolo families. Sangiovese thrives in a warm climate and consists of over 10% of Italyâ??s vineyard acreage (covering almost a quarter million acres). Over the past decade Sangiovese has become increasingly popular and successful in California as well. Typical descriptors for Sangiovese include candied or dried cherry, citrus, leather, violets and tea.

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