Ciacci Piccolomini - Brunello di Montalcino Pianrosso 2007
Tasting Notes and Scores
The 2007 Brunello di Montalcino Pianrosso is fresher, more floral and more delineated than the straight Brunello bottling. There is plenty of Ciacci depth and muscle in the glass. Layers of dark red fruit, crushed flowers, licorice and spices wrap around the intense, deep finish. This is a huge wine with tons of 2007 Castelnuovo character, but also with enough freshness to balance out the wine’s more extroverted leanings. The 2007 is a big improvement over the 2006, which remains an underachiever relative to Ciacci’s historical track record of excellence. Anticipated maturity: 2015-2027. (Antonio Galloni)
Complex aromas of red fruits, flowers and fresh mushrooms follow through to a full body, with ultra-fine tannins and intense fruit and bright acidity. Goes on for a long, long time. So juicy and fruity. Hints of bitter lemon rind. Give this two or three years more of bottle age.
Ciacci's 2007 Brunello di Montalcino Vigna di Pianrosso is beautifully layered in the glass. Hints of anise, dried rose petal and sweet tobacco add an attractive upper register. The Pianrosso is drinking beautifully today, although it appears to be maturing at a slightly faster pace than I envisioned last year. Personally, I prefer the straight Pianrosso to the Riserva Santa Caterina d'Oro, as it has more nuance and overall freshness. This is a beautiful Brunello from Ciacci and Proprietor Paolo Bianchini.