Tuesday, April 29, 2008

1999 Ciacci Piccolomini d'Aragona Brunello di Montalcino Vigna di Pianrosso, Tuscany, Italy

Not decanted - the first thing you notice in this ruby red Brunello is the alcohol. But is vanished after some time and as it stood in the glass it developed a lot of flavours . Cherry, sweet licorice, plums, raisins, blackcurrant and extremely pure ripe fruit. The taste is elegant but bold in terms of strenght and finish. Still very young there was a lot of difference from the first nosedive to the last sip of the glass, where the plum raisins flavours had the advantage. I found it very easy to drink with and without food (93)

Sat 23 Oct, 2004

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