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CIACCI BRUNELLO MONTALCINO 2011

$62.99
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  • CIACCI BRUNELLO MONTALCINO 2011

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CIACCI BRUNELLO MONTALCINO 2011

$62.99
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Grape variety:  Nebbiolo

Producer: Ciacci

Alcohol content: 14.5%

Origin: Italy

Notes: The bouquet of this Brunello di Montalcino is intense, fruit-forward, spicy and floral with hints of red berry fruits enriched by delicate spicy notes. Warm, soft and very well balanced on the palate; structured with soft tannins and long aftertaste.

Critical acclaim

The Wine Advocate - "The 2011 Brunello di Montalcino represents a return to the traditional values of Montalcino. The bouquet is buoyant and bright with lingering tones of smoke, ash, balsam herb, licorice and soy sauce. Those kinds of aromas make Brunello such a wonderful wine and thankfully you get them in abundance here. Dry mineral and brimstone also give the wine a sense of focus, sharpness and cleanliness that is very appealing. The close is long, fine and polished. I look forward to retasting this bottle five years from now. Rating: 94+"

Wine & Spirits - "Ciacci Piccolomini produced almost twice as many bottles of their normale in the banner 2011 vintage than in the previous year, and it offers tremendous value. Juicy flavors of red raspberry and cherry flow over dusty tannins like a stream over a sandy bank, picking up notes of anise, tobacco and fennel as the wine moves toward a vibrant and lingering finish. The fine texture and intense red fruit flavors make this a compelling wine to enjoy with a thick grilled pork chop."

Food Pairing: Ideal companion of roasted and stewed meat, game and mature cheese.