Ciacci Piccolomini d'Aragona, Brunello di Montalcino 2014

  • Type: Red
  • Country: Italy
  • Region: Tuscany
  • Size: 75cl
  • Rating: WA 92+
Price: HKD 330
Tasting Note
Like the other wines I tasted from Ciacci Piccolomini d'Aragona this year, I am surprised by the soft ripeness achieved in the 2014 Brunello di Montalcino. This was a cool and soggy vintage so those dark and sweet fruit flavors are counterintuitive. However, they elevate the wine to a higher intensity threshold and a more profound flavor profile. The wine offers enough crisp acidity and tannic firmness to hold it tightly together at this young stage in its lifespan. Some 60,000 bottles were released. Drink from 2020-2030. Published by The Wine Advocate in Feb 2019.