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Brunello di Montalcino Pianrosso

annata 2000
score RECOMMENDED

Brunello di Montalcino Pianrosso

annata 2001
score SILVER MEDAL & RECOMMENDED

Brunello di Montalcino Pianrosso

annata 2003
score SILVER MEDAL & RECOMMENDED

Brunello di Montalcino Pianrosso

annata 2004
score SILVER MEDAL

Rosso di Montalcino

annata 2005
score SILVER MEDAL

Brunello di Montalcino

annata 2002
score BRONZE MEDAL

Brunello di Montalcino

annata 2009
score HIGHLY RECOMMENDED

A bit of a garnet rim here. Fresher and juicier than expected, with rich, luscious peppery, red berry and underbrush flavours. Intense berry fruit flavours and aromatic, spicy notes. Poised and long. Drink 2016-2026.

Rosso di Montalcino Rossofonte

annata 2014
score SILVER MEDAL

            

90/100
Lovely cherry and strawberry aromas, with a bit of undergrowth complexity, the fruit on the palate is very succulent and focused, a generous style.

Brunello di Montalcino Pianrosso

annata 2012
score HIGHLY RECOMMENDED

92/100

Fully ripe and smoky on the nose, with sweet plum and aniseed. Big and broad in the mouth, with liquorice and woodsmoke notes engraving juicy blackberry fruit. Harmonious, long and impressive. Drink 2020 - 2028.

Brunello di Montalcino Pianrosso

annata 1999
score HIGHLY RECOMMENDED

Brunello di MontalcinoRiserva Vigna di Pianrosso Santa Caterina d'Oro

annata 2004
score COMMENDED
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Brunello di MontalcinoRiserva Vigna di Pianrosso Santa Caterina d'Oro

annata 2001
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Brunello di Montalcino Pianrosso

annata 2001
score 94/100

Brunello di Montalcino Pianrosso

annata 2003
score 90/100

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annata 2002
score 87/100

Brunello di Montalcino

annata 2009
score 93/100

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annata 2005
score 86/100

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annata 2004
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annata 2004
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Brunello di MontalcinoRiserva Vigna di Pianrosso Santa Caterina d'Oro

annata 1995
score 93/100

"Lots of ripe fruit and milk chocolate in this wine. Full-bodied and loaded with fruit and soft tannins. Very fresh, yet round and caressing. Serious new-wave Brunello. Drink now through 2008. 330 cases made. " - B.S.

Brunello di MontalcinoRiserva Vigna di Pianrosso Santa Caterina d'Oro

annata 1997
score 94/100

"Dark ruby. Youthful aromas of blackberry, cherry and mineral, with a hint of flowers. Full-bodied, with superfine tannins and a long, long finish. I love the berry, leather and floral flavors.--1997 Italian blind retrospective. Drink now through 2017. 550 cases made."  - B.S.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          

Brunello di MontalcinoRiserva Vigna di Pianrosso Santa Caterina d'Oro

annata 2001
score 98/100

"Fabulous aromas of cherry, fresh rose, blackberry and tar, with hints of raisin. Full-bodied, with wonderfully polished tannins. Ultrarefined. This is the greatest wine ever from this producer. Best after 2011. 750 cases made." -B.S.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     

Brunello di MontalcinoRiserva Vigna di Pianrosso Santa Caterina d'Oro

annata 2004
score 93/100

"Raisin and dried fruitcake aromas follow through to a full body, with soft, velvety tannins. This is big and juicy, with plenty of fruit and attractive tannins. There's plenty of new wood as well. But it all comes together beautifully. Best after 2011. 1,000 case made. " -B.S.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    

Brunello di MontalcinoRiserva Vigna di Pianrosso Santa Caterina d'Oro

annata 2006
score 94/100

"A wellspring of tobacco, underbrush, tea and mineral notes more than fruit at this point, this red acquiesces to its formidable structure now, yet it's built for the long haul. There's sweet fruit and intensity that should emerge over time. Best from 2015 through 2035. 830 cases made." -B.S.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       

Brunello di MontalcinoRiserva Vigna di Pianrosso Santa Caterina d'Oro

annata 2007
score 93/100

"Brilliant strawberry and raspberry fruit up front is matched by burly tannins on the finish, but the long and harmonious finish shows the potential of this red. Silky and detailed, with tobacco, spice and a hint of balsamic lingering on the aftertaste. Best from 2015 through 2030. 1,660 cases made." - B.S.                

Brunello di MontalcinoRiserva Vigna di Pianrosso Santa Caterina d'Oro

annata 2010
score 94/100

"A racy style, with a firm structure buoyed by cherry, leather, mineral and woodsy notes. Firm but poised, presenting terrific energy and cut. Best from 2018 trough 2035." - B.S.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                

Brunello di Montalcino Pianrosso

annata 1990
score 93/100

"Fabulous, traditional Brunello di Montalcino offering great color and masses of mint, berry, mineral and nut aromas and flavors. Full in body and tannins, huge. Needs time. Best after 1999." -B.S.                                                                                                                                                                                                                 

Brunello di Montalcino Pianrosso

annata 1993
score 85/100

"Delicate and traditional, with floral, berry and leather aromas and flavors. Medium in body, with medium tannins and a light, crisp finish. Drink now. 1,250 cases made." - B.S.

Brunello di Montalcino Pianrosso

annata 1994
score 90/100

"Very aromatic wine, with dried berries and cherries throughout. Medium- to full-bodied, with very soft, round tannins and a long, long finish. An absolute joy to drink. Drink now. 800 cases made." - B.S.                                                                                                                                                                                             

Brunello di Montalcino Pianrosso

annata 1995
score 84/100

"Papery, with plum, leaf and herb aromas. Medium-bodied, with medium tannins and a short finish. Drink now. 1,900 cases made."  -B.S.                                                                                   

Brunello di Montalcino Pianrosso

annata 1997
score 97/100

"Very dark ruby-garnet. Intense aromas of ripe fruit, fresh porcini and toasty oak. Full-bodied, with fabulous texture of velvety and complex fruit character. Incredibly long. I have always loved this wine. I like it better than the riserva in 1997.--1997 Italian blind retrospective. Drink now through 2017. 2,500 cases made." - B.S.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    

Brunello di Montalcino Pianrosso

annata 1998
score 93/100

"Wild berry, cherry and floral aromas to this Brunello. Full-bodied, with big, silky tannins and loads of exciting fruit. Lively, yet refined. These wines are a joy to taste. Giuseppe Bianchini is a master in the vineyards. Best after 2004. 3,900 cases made." - B.S.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              

Brunello di Montalcino Pianrosso

annata 1999
score 91/100

"Very tight and firm, with hints of fresh flowers, berries and fresh meat. Full-bodied, chewy and silky, with hints of mineral and fruit. Long finish. This is a wine that needs bottle age. Strangely, I like the 1998 better and, of course, the 1997. Best after 2006. 4,100 cases made." - B.S.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  

Brunello di Montalcino Pianrosso

annata 2000
score 90/100

"Impressive. Lots of jam on the nose, with hints of tobacco. Full-bodied, round and soft, with lots of fruit. Thick and generous. Very well done. Best after 2006. 3,900 cases made." - B.S.                                                             

Brunello di Montalcino Pianrosso

annata 2001
score 92/100

"This is gorgeous with seductive cedar, tobacco, berry and Indian spices on the nose. Medium- to full-bodied, with fine tannins and a tobacco, coffee and berry aftertaste. Refined. Best after 2007. 4,000 cases made."- B.S.                                                                                                 

Brunello di Montalcino Pianrosso

annata 2003
score 91/100

"A full-bodied red, showing aromas and flavors of dried cherry, vanilla and mild spice, with a meaty note. Full, firm and flavorful. Tight and very concentrated now, but should expand with time. Best after 2010. 2,916 cases made." -B.S.                                                                                                                     

Brunello di Montalcino Pianrosso

annata 2004
score 92/100

"Very fruity aromas of raspberry, plum and fresh flowers lead to a full-bodied palate, with round, soft tannins and lots of juicy, delicious fruit. Very attractive. Hard not to drink it now. Best from 2010 through 2015. 4,400 cases made." - B.S                                                                                                              

Brunello di Montalcino Pianrosso

annata 2006
score 95/100

"Silky and elegant, offering cherry, raspberry, currant and violet aromas and flavors. Detailed and firmly structured, with refined tannins and a lingering aftertaste of red fruits. A Brunello of finesse and harmony. Best from 2012 through 2028. 2,900 cases made." - B.S                                                                                                                                        

Brunello di Montalcino Pianrosso

annata 2007
score 92/100

"A mix of cherry, strawberry, earth, iron and dried beef aromas and flavors make this complex in a lighter style. Balanced between the fruit, moderate acidity and tannins. Very elegant. Best from 2014 through 2028. 2,900 cases made." - B.S.                                                                                                 

Brunello di Montalcino Pianrosso

annata 2008
score 91/100

"Graphite and cedar aromas lead off in this cherry-, strawberry- and licorice-flavored red. This is firm, with quiet intensity and a dense, spice-infused finish. Best from 2015 through 2030. 2,900 cases made. "   - B.S.                                                                                                              

Brunello di Montalcino Pianrosso

annata 2010
score 94/100

"Rich, with cherry and strawberry notes, tinged by leather, bitter almond and tobacco flavors. Firm and angular, presenting a long, iron- and tea-accented finish. Turns more supple with air, but remains solidly built for the long haul. Best from 2019 through 2033. 2,916 cases made." - B.S.                                                                                                                                                          

Brunello di Montalcino

annata 2002
score 86/100

"Shows mineral and berry character, with hints of blackberry and dried herbs. Medium-bodied, with a firm yet silky texture. One of the best of the vintage. Drink now. 3,300 cases made. " - B.S.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     

Brunello di Montalcino

annata 2003
score 90/100

"Offers black cherry and light spice, with some vanilla. Full bodied, with fresh, clean fruit and a silky finish. Balanced and pretty, with a caressing texture. Best after 2010. 3,750 cases made."- B.S.                                                                                   

Brunello di Montalcino

annata 2004
score 88/100

"Very attractive plum aromas, with hints of dried flowers and cedar, follow through to a medium-to-full body, with fine tannins and a clean, fresh finish. A lovely wine for early drinking. Drink now. 3,850 cases made."  -B.S.                                                                                                                                                                                                              

Brunello di Montalcino

annata 2005
score 90/100

Prune, tar and dried spices on the nose follow through to a medium-to-full body, with chewy tannins and a long finish. Outstanding for the vintage. Needs a little bottle age to soften. Best after 2012. 3,250 cases made.                                                                                                                                                                     

Brunello di Montalcino

annata 2006
score 93/100

"A seductive style, featuring fragrant floral, raspberry, tobacco and mineral aromas and flavors. Firm tannins sweep in on the finish, which is tight and unyielding now. It's all there, just needs time. Best from 2013 through 2025. 3,750 cases made." - B.S.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               

Brunello di Montalcino

annata 2007
score 94/100

"Though dense and rich, this red is also sleekly proportioned and harmonious. The cherry, raspberry, licorice, earth and tobacco flavors meld with the solid structure. Offers fine length and complexity that increases with aeration. Best from 2014 through 2025. 3,750 cases made."  -B.S.                                                                                                                                                                                                                     

Brunello di Montalcino

annata 2008
score 89/100

"A floral- and red berry-scented version, with delicate flavors of strawberry and currant. Reticent now, featuring bright acidity and a slightly dry ending. Best from 2016 through 2027. 3,750 cases made."  -B.S.                                                                                                                                                                                       

Brunello di Montalcino

annata 2009
score 90/100

"A nose of ripe cherry, strawberry and floral aromas introduces this juicy, firmly tannic red. More expressive on the palate, staying balanced and long despite the tight finish. Best from 2016 through 2030. 4,580 cases made." - B.S.                                                                                                    

Brunello di Montalcino

annata 2010
score 93/100

"Tight and sinewy, with eucalyptus, cherry, spice and tobacco flavors. The tannins lock this down for now, but the energy and balance persist, showing fine length. Best from 2018 through 2032. 4,166 cases made."  - B.S.                                                                                                    

Brunello di Montalcino

annata 2011
score 91/100

"Cherry, leather, wild herb and underbrush flavors highlight this juicy red. On the lean side, but the vibrant acidity keeps this focused and fresh, extending the woodsy spice and tobacco elements on the finish. Best from 2017 through 2025. 5,850 cases made."  –B.S.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             

Rosso di Montalcino

annata 1988
score 82/100

"As tannic as many Brunellos, but offering distinct raspberry and cherry aromas and flavors balanced with a touch of oak. A bit shy on flavor for so much tannin, but it may be worth waiting until 1993 to '95 to see what develops."-B.S.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      

Rosso di Montalcino

annata 1991
score 81/100

"A Rosso with a little more to it than most. Cherry and milk chocolate flavors, medium body and avelvety finish."- B.S.                                            

Rosso di Montalcino

annata 1992
score 80/100

"A Rosso with a little more to it than most. Cherry and milk chocolate flavors, medium body and avelvety finish." - B.S.                                            

Rosso di Montalcino

annata 2003
score 82/100

"Berry, mineral and vanilla aromas and flavors. Medium-bodied, with firm young tannins and a minerally finish. Drink now. 3,300 cases made."  - B.S.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   

Rosso di Montalcino

annata 2004
score 88/100

"A fruity, medium-bodied red, with plum and tobacco character. Easygoing on the palate, with a hint of chocolate on the finish. Long and beautiful. Drink now. 3,300 cases made." - B.S.                   

Rosso di Montalcino

annata 2005
score 82/100

"A bit austere but some pleasant berry and cherry character, with a hint of cedar. Drink now. 3,300 cases made."    B.S.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   

Rosso di Montalcino

annata 2006
score 86/100

"A fresh young red, with plum and cherry on a well-balanced, medium body, with lots of flavor and a long, easygoing finish. Enjoyable. Drink now. 3,250 cases made."  - B.S.                            

Rosso di Montalcino

annata 2007
score 84/100

"Displays dried cherry and cedar on a medium palate, with a lightly spicy finish. Drink now. 4,100 cases made." - B.S.                                                                                                             

Rosso di Montalcino

annata 2008
score 87/100

"This rich, round red features an herbal cast to its cherry, rhubarb and tobacco notes. Medium-weight, with a firm finish. Best from 2012 through 2014. Tasted twice, with consistent notes. 3,150 cases made." - B.S.                                                                                                 

Rosso di Montalcino

annata 2009
score 88/100

"Features plenty of iron, sanguine and herbal aromas and flavors, surrounding a core of strawberry notes. Bright and intense, with a firm finish. Best from 2012 through 2014. 3,150 cases made. " - B.S                                                                                   

Rosso di Montalcino

annata 2011
score 79/100

"Chocolate and spice notes trump the cherry and plum fruit in this broad red. Clamps down on the finish. Awkward. 3,300 cases made." -B.S.                                                        

Rosso di Montalcino

annata 2013
score 90/100

"A rich style, with cherry and plum flavors set against a vibrant structure. The dense tannins emerge on the moderately long finish. Drink now through 2021. 3,300 cases made." -B.S.                                                                                                    

Ateo

annata 1998
score 85/100

"Aromas of lettuce and berries. Medium-bodied, with fine tannins and a medium, austere finish. A bit rough now, but should improve with bottle age. Sangiovese, Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot. Best after 2002. 2,370 cases made." -B.S.                                                                                                                            

Ateo

annata 1999
score 88/100

"Attractive blackberry and cherry aromas, with a hint of tarragon. Medium-bodied, with fine tannins and a silky aftertaste. Sangiovese, Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot. Best after 2002. 3,200 cases made."  -B.S.                                                                                               

Ateo

annata 2000
score 85/100

"Ripe red fruit, with hints of dried herb and vanilla on the nose. Medium-bodied, with soft tannins and a fruity finish. Sangiovese, Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot. Drink now. 3,200 cases made." -B.S.                                                                                                                  

Ateo

annata 2001
score 91/100

"Loads of black licorice and berry on the nose and palate. Full-bodied, with lots of chewy tannins and a long, rich finish. Serious. Sangiovese, Merlot and Cabernet. Best after 2005. 2,300 cases made." -B.S.                                                                                  

Ateo

annata 2002
score 89/100

"A pretty wine with cherry, meat and hints of spices. Medium- to full-bodied, with well-integrated tannins and a long, fresh finish. A well-made, caressing 2002. Sangiovese, Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot. Best from 2006 through 2009. 1,000 cases made." -B.S.                                                                                                                                       

Ateo

annata 2003
score 88/100

"Bubbling over with blackberry, coffee and light hints of oak. Medium- to full-bodied, with velvety tannins and a medium finish. Sangiovese, Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot. Best after 2007. 1,080 cases made." -B.S.                                                                                                        

Ateo

annata 2004
score 88/100

"Rich and jammy, with a slight stewed fruit character. Full and round. A bit one-dimensional, but likable. Sangiovese, Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot. Best after 2009. 1,080 cases made."  -B.S.                                                                                                                 

Ateo

annata 2005
score 87/100

"Blackberry and licorice aromas follow through to a medium body, with fine tannins and a medium finish. Sangiovese, Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon. Best after 2010. 1,080 cases made." -B.S.                                                                                   

Ateo

annata 2006
score 88/100

"Berry and green tobacco aromas follow through to a full body, with fine tannins and a light coffee and berry finish. Little short, but delicious. Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon and Sangiovese. Best after 2010. 550 cases made." -B.S.                                                                                                       

Ateo

annata 2011
score 89/100

"Bright cherry, raspberry and tomato leaf flavors pick up light spice accents in this version, finishing with dusty tannins. Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot. Drink now through 2018. 1,500 cases made." -B.S.                                                                                                

Fabivs

annata 1998
score 90/100

"Lovely aromas of chocolate, game and blackberries. Medium- to full-bodied, with velvety tannins and a chewy finish. Needs bottle age. Cool, new wine. Syrah. Best after 2002. 550 cases made." -B.S.                                                                                                    

Fabivs

annata 1999
score 91/100

"Smoky, ripe and rich, with plenty of berry and meaty aromas. Full-bodied Syrah, soft and caressing, with lovely fruit and subtle yet interesting character. Best after 2002. 700 cases made." -B.S. 

Fabivs

annata 2000
score 92/100

"Very pretty, with blackberry, spice and light meat aromas. Full-bodied, with a thick and rich palate, yet soft and round. Really delicious Syrah. Ciacci always makes excellent reds. Best from 2004 through 2009. 690 cases made." -B.S.                                                                                                                                                                                                     

Fabivs

annata 2001
score 91/100

"Ripe, fruity wine with soft and silky tannins and plenty of cedar and berry character. Turns to coffee and tobacco on the finish. Good shot of new wood. Best after 2004. 550 cases made." -B.S.                                                                                 

Fabivs

annata 2002
score 88/100

"Interesting meaty, spicy berry character in this wine. Full-bodied, with round and caressing tannins and a long, flavorful finish. Subtle for a Syrah. Drink now. 650 cases made." -B.S.                               

Fabivs

annata 2003
score 88/100

"Subtle aromas of blackberry, chocolate and cherry follow through to a medium-bodied palate, with soft tannins and a fruity, spicy aftertaste. Syrah. Best after 2007. 650 cases made." -B.S.                                                                                          

Fabivs

annata 2004
score 91/100

"Big, juicy and caressing, with loads of ripe fruit, plum and blackberry character. Full, long and delicious. Hard not to drink now. Syrah. Best after 2009. 660 cases made." -B.S.                                                                      

Fabivs

annata 2005
score 87/100

"Medium- to full-bodied, with chewy tannins and a mineral, slightly cedar undertone. Chewy. Slightly one-dimensional. Needs some bottle age to develop and open. Syrah. Best after 2010. 665 cases made." -B.S.                                                                                                   

Fabivs

annata 2006
score 87/100

"Plum and cherry aromas and flavors, with a full body and silky tannins. A little too much wood showing at the moment, dulling the fruit, but attractive all the same. Syrah. Best after 2010. 660 cases made. " -B.S.                                                                                             

Fabivs

annata 2007
score 90/100

"A wine that shows lots of raisin fruit, with meat and mahogany character. You can really see the influence of the hot growing season. Round and ripe, with fruit-coated tannins. Best after 2011. 550 cases made. " -B.S.                                                                                               

Fabivs

annata 2012
score 90/100

"Laced with cherry, strawberry and licorice flavors, this red is compact and almost chewy in texture, with a bright structure and a long, tobacco-tinged finish. Drink now through 2020. 650 cases made." -B.S.                                                                                               

Brunello di MontalcinoRiserva Vigna di Pianrosso Santa Caterina d'Oro

annata 1999
score 94/100

Wow. Very, very rich, with blackberry, grilled meat and fresh porcini character. Full-bodied, with thick yet refined and silky tannins and a long, long finish. A real beauty. Wonderful. Best after 2005. 750 cases made.

Brunello di Montalcino Pianrosso

annata 1990
score 93/100

"Fabulous, traditional Brunello di Montalcino offering great color and masses of mint, berry, mineral and nut aromas and flavors. Full in body and tannins, huge. Needs time. Best after 1999."

Brunello di Montalcino Pianrosso

annata 2012
score 93/100

This red balances juicy cherry and plum fruit, tobacco and leather accents, and firm yet pliable tannins. As a result, this is vibrant and long, with earth and iron elements emerging on the aftertaste. Best from 2020 through 2033.

Brunello di Montalcino

annata 2012
score 91/100

A tight, leafy, balsamic style, delivering strawberry, cherry, underbrush, wild sage, tobacco and iron flavors.Though tannic, this is more fluid than its peers, with a lingering aftertaste. Best from 2021 through 2033.

Rosso di Montalcino

annata 2015
score 91/100

A harmonious style, whose graceful frame is enhanced by strawberry, cherry, graphite and tobacco flavors. Intense and long, with plenty of energy on the finish. Drink now through 2023.

James Suckling

Brunello di MontalcinoRiserva Vigna di Pianrosso Santa Caterina d'Oro

annata 2010
score 100/100

"Aromas of plums, fresh mushrooms and violets. Fullbody, firm and silky tannins and a long, long finish. Beautiful balance and lenght. Powerfull tannins underneath the exquisite fruit. Great finish. Goes on for minutes. Drink or hold."

N°14 in MY TOP 100 WINES 

Brunello di Montalcino

annata 2005
score 90/100

"A solid red, with silky tannins and mineral, berry and lightly toasted oak. Full and rich. Lovely now, but better in 2012."                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           

Brunello di Montalcino

annata 2006
score 93/100

Brunello di Montalcino

annata 2007
score 92/100

"Lots of fresh mushroom, with dark fruits on the nose. Full body, with silky tannins and a juicy finish. Balanced and attractive. Slightly chewy now. Better in 2015."                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           

Brunello di Montalcino

annata 2006
score 91/100

 "Irony mineral nose with notes of coffee and juniper. Full and quite broad on palate with slightly rustic tannins. Some potential but needs time to find its harmony. Better in 2014."    

Brunello di Montalcino

annata 2008
score 91/100

 "Irony mineral nose with notes of coffee and juniper. Full and quite broad on palate with slightly rustic tannins. Some potential but needs time to find its harmony. Better in 2014."    

Brunello di Montalcino

annata 2009
score 91/100

"This is savory and fruity with a full body of fruit and spicy, dried-berry and fig character. Round-textured, with lightly chewy tannins. A year of bottle age will improve it even more: try in 2015."        

Brunello di Montalcino

annata 2010
score 94/100

"Very perfumed with flower, truffle, light wet earth and cherry character. Full body and full integrated ripe tannins and caresses your palate. Very fine and pretty. Slight soya undertone. Succulent and enticing. You want to drink this. Better in 2016."                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           

Brunello di Montalcino Pianrosso

annata 2006
score 96/100

"This is a very rich Sangiovese on the nose with dried black cherries and strawberries. Lots of dark chocolate too. Loads of black chocolate cake and dried coffee cake character. Full and very powerful. Lots of ripe tannins. Goes on for minutes. Better in 2014."                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          

Brunello di Montalcino Pianrosso

annata 2007
score 96/100

"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."                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               

Brunello di Montalcino Pianrosso

annata 2008
score 93/100

"Aromas of dried cherries and plums with hints of flowers follow through to a full body with velvety tannins and a juicy, meaty, fruity aftertaste. Turns to chocolate powder as well. Drink or hold."                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     

Brunello di Montalcino Pianrosso

annata 2010
score 98/100

"Aromas of lilac, dark berry and sandalwood follow through to a full body, with fine tannins and an intense and savory finish. Very intense and very long. Succulent. Amazing balance and depth to this red. It's so beautiful to taste now but it will be much better in five to ten years. A triumph."                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             

Brunello di MontalcinoRiserva Vigna di Pianrosso Santa Caterina d'Oro

annata 2001
score 98/100

"Aromas of blackberries, cherries, fresh roses and tar. Ripe fruit. Full body and amazingly polished tannins. Caressing mouthfeel. Super refined."                                                                                                                                                                                                                     

Brunello di MontalcinoRiserva Vigna di Pianrosso Santa Caterina d'Oro

annata 2004
score 93/100

 "Dried fruits and hints of raisins on the nose. Full and softly textured. Plenty of fruit and spice. Lovely now. Will improve."                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   

Brunello di MontalcinoRiserva Vigna di Pianrosso Santa Caterina d'Oro

annata 2006
score 95/100

"Lovely aromas of dark fruit with blackberries, flowers and hints of cloves. Full body, with chewy and velvety tannins that are polished and pretty. Long and juicy. Powerful wine. Very creamy texture. Glorious red. Drink now or hold "                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          

Brunello di MontalcinoRiserva Vigna di Pianrosso Santa Caterina d'Oro

annata 2007
score 97/100

"A red with sliced meat, dark chocolate, berry and spice. Full body, silky tannins and a tangy finish. A harmonious and beautiful wine. This is so layered and fabulous. So wonderful. These riserva Brunellos from Ciacci are always phenomenal. Drink now."                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              

Fabivs

annata 2011
score 93/100

"Aromas of dried fruits with hints of smoked meat and walnuts. Full body, with loads of fruit and a juicy, velvety palate. Intense finish. This is a pure Syrah with beautiful richness and texture. Drink or hold."                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      

Ateo

annata 2010
score 90/100

"Lots of berry, with hints of lightly toasted oak and violets. Full body, with velvety tannins and juicy, delicious. Another year will soften the tannins slightly. But so good to drink now."                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       

                                                                                                                                                                                                            

Rosso di Montalcino

annata 2011
score 90/100

Another reserved and fruity Rosso di Montalcino with beautiful cherry and strawberry aromas and flavors. Full to medium body, fine tannins and a crisp finish.Drink now.                                                                                                                                         

                                                                                                             

Rosso di Montalcino

annata 2012
score 91/100

Layers of animal, fresh wild strawberry with skin of dry cinnamon and lime on nose. Savory, sweet and grilled peach with layer of nutty, wood character. Drink now or better in 2016.            

Rosso di Montalcino

annata 2013
score 90/100

A fresh, vibrant rosso from this vintage with strawberry and cedar aromas and flavors. Medium body, bright acidity and a clean finish. Savory. Drink now.                   

Rosso di Montalcino Rossofonte

annata 2014
score 91/100

Serious Rosso with depth and structure. Medium to light body, silky tannins and a plum and cedar aftertaste. Drink now.

Rosso di Montalcino

annata 2014
score 90/100

Lots of watermelon, berry and spice character to this light-bodied red. Hints of citrus fruit too. Drink now.

Brunello di Montalcino Pianrosso

annata 2012
score 97/100

This is all about finesse and beauty with such great length and polish. It literally melts in your mouth. Full-bodied yet agile and vivid. So many undertones of cedar, berries, cream and light toffee. Fabulous. Contender for the wine of the vintage.

Brunello di Montalcino

annata 2012
score 94/100

Wow. I love the texture and beauty of this young Brunello. Medium to full body with a dense and tightly compacted palate. Dried cherry light cedar and chocolate. It goes on for minutes. Gorgeous now. Excellent acid fruit balance, but will improve with age.

Brunello di Montalcino

annata 2011
score 94/100

The aromas of wet earth, sliced mushroom and blueberry are very pretty. Full body, firm tannins. Structured and firm. Excellent. One of the wines of the vintage. Drink now or hold.

Vinous

Fabivs

annata 2012
score 86/100

Ateo

annata 2012
score 92/100

Ateo

annata 2011
score 88/100

Ateo

annata 2010
score 91/100

Rosso di Montalcino

annata 2013
score 90/100

Rosso di Montalcino

annata 2011
score 88/100

Brunello di Montalcino

annata 2010
score 93/100

Brunello di Montalcino

annata 2009
score 91/100

Brunello di Montalcino

annata 2008
score 89/100

Brunello di Montalcino

annata 2006
score 92+/100

Brunello di Montalcino Pianrosso

annata 2010
score 94/100

Brunello di Montalcino Pianrosso

annata 2008
score 91/100

Brunello di Montalcino Pianrosso

annata 2007
score 92/100

Brunello di MontalcinoRiserva Vigna di Pianrosso Santa Caterina d'Oro

annata 2007
score 90/100

Brunello di Montalcino Pianrosso

annata 2012
score 92+/100

Brunello di Montalcino

annata 2012
score 91/100
Robert Parker

Brunello di Montalcino Pianrosso

annata 2010
score 97/100

"Beautiful and delicate from the start, the 2010 Brunello di Montalcino Vigna di Pianrosso impresses for its depth and balance. The wine sees one more year of oak cask aging compared to the base Brunello and you can definitely sense the extra spice on the nose. Those delicate balsam notes of root beer, ginger and rosemary oil are still prominently on display. Rich spice, leather and tar are followed by dark fruit, prune, blackberry and cassis. The finish is graceful and silky, but its length remains impressive. This is a terrific effort that promises a steady evolution ahead." 

Brunello di MontalcinoRiserva Vigna di Pianrosso Santa Caterina d'Oro

annata 1997
score 93/100

"The 1997 Brunello di Montalcino Riserva may not hit the heights of the remarkable 1997 regular bottling, but it is still a fascinating wine. Its deep garnet color is accompanied by a big, sweet nose of melted asphalt, truffles, soy, tobacco, leather, and glorious quantities of red currant and black cherry fruit. Dense, ripe, layered, and sweet, it may not be as exuberant as the regular bottling, but it is a brilliant effort nevertheless. This is one 1997 Brunello that lives up to the vintage's reputation. Anticipated maturity: now-2015." 

Brunello di MontalcinoRiserva Vigna di Pianrosso Santa Caterina d'Oro

annata 2004
score 94/100

"The estate’s 2004 Brunello di Montalcino Pianrosso possesses striking depth as endless layers of sweet, perfumed fruit emerge with tons of grace. This, too, is an intense, full-bodied wine. The balance here is utterly exceptional, and the wine’s sheer plumpness makes for a highly rewarding glass of Brunello. Succulent dark cherries, spices, underbrush, minerals and new leather come to life as the wine sits in the glass, yet this remains a backward, structured Brunello in need of serious bottle age. The Pianrosso is a terrific effort from proprietor Paolo Bianchini. Ciacci’s Pianrosso is an old-vines selection that spent 36 months in Slavonian oak. Anticipated maturity: 2014-2024. "

Brunello di MontalcinoRiserva Vigna di Pianrosso Santa Caterina d'Oro

annata 2001
score 93/100

"The stylish, cask-aged 2001 Brunello di Montalcino Pianrosso opens with a floral, aromatic nose followed by sweet, perfumed red fruit that blossoms onto the palate with notable expansiveness in a superb display of finesse and elegance, closing with fine, supple tannins. Though tempting to drink today, it will be even better in a few years and will drink well to age twenty. It is one of the vintage’s great wines. Anticipated maturity: 2008-2021."

Brunello di Montalcino Pianrosso

annata 1999
score 94/100

"The 1999 Brunello di Montalcino Vigna di Pianrosso is a dark, viscous wine that swirls around the inside of the glass with evident weight and heft. The bouquet is similarly stacked tall with thick renditions of teriyaki sauce, soya, barbecue smoke, crushed granite and chopped herb. Vigna di Pianrosso delivers the proverbial iron first in a velvet glove thanks to its lively, streamlined mouthfeel. Bright acidity keeps the wine on its toes. Decant three hours or more prior to serving. Drink: 2014-2026."

Brunello di MontalcinoRiserva Vigna di Pianrosso Santa Caterina d'Oro

annata 1995
score 90/100

"The 1995 Brunello di Montalcino Vigna di Pianrosso is a full-bodied, backward, seriously-endowed, muscular offering requiring an additional 3-5 years of bottle age. It is not for those who are unable to defer their gratification. The wine exhibits Asian spice, black cherry, and grilled meat aromas and flavors intermixed with dried Provencal herb and underbrush notes. Anticipated maturity: 2004-2016."

Brunello di MontalcinoRiserva Vigna di Pianrosso Santa Caterina d'Oro

annata 2006
score 94/100

"The 2006 Brunello di Montalcino Riserva Vigna di Pianrosso Santa Caterina d’Oro is impressive. Interestingly, it is quite a bit better than the regular Pianrosso. In this difficult vintage the decision to make a Riserva probably robbed the straight Pianrosso of some high quality fruit. Black cherries, flowers, licorice and mint are woven together in this powerful, structured Brunello while firm tannins frame the long, intense finish. I especially like the way the fruit continues to flesh out with additional time in the glass. This is a great showing and a terrific effort from Ciacci. Anticipated maturity: 2016-2026. "

Brunello di MontalcinoRiserva Vigna di Pianrosso Santa Caterina d'Oro

annata 2007
score 94/100

"The 2007 Brunello di Montalcino Riserva Vigna di Pianrosso Santa Caterina d’Oro is big, rich and seamless. The wine had just been bottled the day of my visit, but it is very promising, even at this early stage. Anticipated maturity: 2015-2027." 

Brunello di MontalcinoRiserva Vigna di Pianrosso Santa Caterina d'Oro

annata 2010
score 96/100

"With so many fantastic wines produced in 2010, it's hard to make a shortlist of your favorites. One expression that should definitely be included is the stunning 2010 Brunello di Montalcino Riserva Vigna di Pianrosso Santa Caterina d'Oro. This is a graceful and super elegant wine with bold aromatic intensity that is followed by firm tannins and a polished, smooth texture. It offers power in the proverbial silken glove. But the wine is not simplistic by any stretch. The longer it warms in the glass, the more it delights and surprises. Delicate tones of wild berry, cassis, blanched almond and dried ginger work together in harmony." 

Brunello di Montalcino Pianrosso

annata 1990
score 94/100

"This wine is a candidate for one of the finest Brunello di Montalcinos of the vintage. A thick looking color suggests considerable intensity and extraction. The huge nose of black truffles, jammy black-cherries, and toasty new oak is followed by a massively-endowed, full-bodied, immensely concentrated wine that tastes almost sweet because of the exceptional ripeness and fruit density. No doubt there is significant tannin lurking beneath the layers of fat and glycerin. This is a terrific Brunello di Montalcino for drinking over the next 20 years. Unfortunately, as with so many great wines, quantities are minuscule."

Brunello di Montalcino Pianrosso

annata 1996
score 88/100

"The 2006 Brunello di Montalcino Pianrosso offers plenty of richness and density in its soft, caressing fruit. The Pianrosso is made in a decidedly opulent style that pushes the limits of ripeness to the extreme. The wine’s balance is acceptable today, but I am less convinced about the future. Both bottles I tasted were overripe and pruney. This is one of the disappointments among Montalcino’s elite bottlings in 2006. Anticipated maturity: 2012-2018." 

Brunello di Montalcino Pianrosso

annata 2007
score 93/100

"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."

Brunello di Montalcino Pianrosso

annata 2008
score 91/100

"The 2008 Brunello di Montalcino Pianrosso is more layered, perfumed and subtle than the straight Brunello. Freshly cut flowers, dark red fruit, licorice, spices and menthol are all layered together nicely in the glass. A wine of considerable texture and depth, the 2008 Pianrosso should drink well for at least a handful of years. There is no shortage of depth, richness or complexity in this fine effort. This is an especially concentrated style for the year, but it works. Anticipated maturity: 2016-2025." 

Brunello di Montalcino

annata 1996
score 92/100

"Ciacci's 1996 Brunello di Montalcino is one of the sexiest, most complete and complex I have tasted. A dark plum/garnet color is accompanied by a sweet perfume of soy, leather, earthy black fruits, smoke, tobacco, and licorice. Complex, full-bodied, and moderately tannic, yet sweet, with plenty of glycerin, and a creamy, fat mid-section, it should drink well for 12-15 years." 

Brunello di Montalcino

annata 1997
score 96/100

"The terrific 1997 Brunello di Montalcino boasts a staggering aromatic profile of soy sauce, roasted meats, dried herbs, jammy black and red fruits, and Asian spices. This full-bodied, superbly concentrated, layered, multidimensional Brunello is the kind of wine one expects from such a renowned region, but so rarely receives. This beauty should drink well young yet evolve effortlessly for 15+ years."

Brunello di Montalcino

annata 1998
score 90/100

"The 1998 Brunello di Montalcino exhibits a soft, supple, elegant, sweet nose of underbrush, licorice, jammy currants and cherries, spice box, and tobacco. Medium-bodied and luscious, this sexy, kinky Brunello will drink well for 5-10 years."

Brunello di Montalcino

annata 2003
score 91/100

"The estate’s medium-bodied 2003 Brunello di Montalcino is made in an accessible, forward style. Dark cherries, tobacco, earthiness and tar nuances all flow from the glass in this poised, feminine expression of Sangiovese from the southern part of Montalcino. The wine shows outstanding persistence and a pretty note of freshness that rounds out the finish. Anticipated maturity: 2008-2018. Proprietor Paolo Bianchini is upbeat about his 2003 Brunellos. It is the first vintage in which he had the tools to perform a cold soak, which he feels was especially critical in preserving as much freshness as possible in the wines. For the Brunellos, fermentation and maceration lasted several weeks and the wines were aged in cask."

Brunello di Montalcino

annata 2004
score 92/100

"The 2004 Brunello di Montalcino reveals sweet, open aromatics that meld seamlessly into a perfumed core of ripe red fruits. This is one of the more intensely scented, fruit-driven Brunellos of the vintage. The wine reveals superior density and richness in an engaging style. The softness of the tannins makes the wine accessible even today, yet the flavor profile is decidedly youthful. Readers looking for a measure of tertiary development will need to give the wine a few years in bottle. This bottling is made from the estate’s youngest vines. Anticipated maturity: 2012-2022."

Brunello di Montalcino

annata 2005
score 92/100

"The 2005 Brunello di Montalcino is wonderfully plump and juicy in its expressive red fruit. Floral notes are woven throughout, giving the wine its sense of lift and proportion. Though not as explosive as the 2004, the 2005 Brunello di Montalcino offers outstanding persistence on the palate and a long, generous finish. This is a terrific effort from Ciacci. Anticipated maturity: 2010-2020."

Brunello di Montalcino

annata 2006
score 90/100

"The 2006 Brunello di Montalcino is an attractive entry-level wine. Dark red berries, crushed flowers, licorice and mint are some of the nuances that emerge from this fleshy, mid-weight offering. The aromas and flavors are decidedly on the ripe side of the spectrum in the racy 2006, but the intensity of the fruit covers the tannins nicely, making this an attractive wine for near-term pleasure. Anticipated maturity: 2014-2021." 

Brunello di Montalcino

annata 2007
score 90/100

"The 2007 Brunello di Montalcino emerges from the glass with black cherries, plums, tobacco, spices and licorice. In 2007 the Brunello is especially dark and muscular for the vintage. The warmth of the year plus the estate’s search to make a Brunello that is more approachable in both price and early appeal comes through in spades. The 2007 is a bit bombastic today, but it should settle down with another year or two in bottle. Anticipated maturity: 2012-2017." 

Brunello di Montalcino

annata 2008
score 89/100

"Bianchini has done a terrific job with the 2008 Brunello di Montalcino. Sweet floral notes meld into dark cherries, cloves and leather. A bold, fruit-driven Brunello, the 2008 impresses for its balance and sensual, inviting personality. This is not a shy wine by any means. Anticipated maturity: 2013-2020." 

Brunello di Montalcino

annata 2009
score 89/100

"Paolo Bianchini’s 2009 Brunello di Montalcino is a plump and immediate wine with dark fruit tendencies, a bold appearance and sweet fragrances of blackberry and chewing tobacco. The body is medium in feel but should gain some volume as the wine continues its bottle evolution. The Tuscan sunshine cuts straight through this wine with soft tannins and a fruity, approachable style. Two and a half years of barrel aging follows fermentation in stainless steel. Drink: 2015-2020." 

Brunello di Montalcino

annata 2010
score 94/100

"The 2010 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." 

Brunello di Montalcino

annata 2010
score 93/100

"The 2011 Brunello di Montalcino is a very beautiful wine that shows a fraction of good things to come. Very fruit-driven at the moment, it should flesh out further with time. Evident fruit underlines the warm growing conditions of this vintage. You get dark cherry, raspberry, dried strawberry and plum. The bouquet doesn't feel overripe per se, but you definitely get a taste of the warm growing season. Delve deeper, and this Brunello begins to reveal spice, herb, cola, tar and black licorice. These elements form the base of the wine's budding complexity. As nice as this wine is to drink now, I look forward to trying it five years from now." 

Brunello di Montalcino

annata 2011
score 93/100

"The 2011 Brunello di Montalcino is a very beautiful wine that shows a fraction of good things to come. Very fruit-driven at the moment, it should flesh out further with time. Evident fruit underlines the warm growing conditions of this vintage. You get dark cherry, raspberry, dried strawberry and plum. The bouquet doesn't feel overripe per se, but you definitely get a taste of the warm growing season. Delve deeper, and this Brunello begins to reveal spice, herb, cola, tar and black licorice. These elements form the base of the wine's budding complexity. As nice as this wine is to drink now, I look forward to trying it five years from now." 

Rosso di Montalcino

annata 2011
score 88/100

"Ciacci’s 2011 Rosso di Montalcino is one of the darker wines of the year. Black cherries, flowers, spices and cloves all take shape in a powerful, broad Rosso that stands out for its sheer intensity. The ripeness of the year in this southernmost part of Montalcino comes through in spades. Not a lightweight, this serious Rosso is all about richness. Anticipated maturity: 2013-2019." 

 

Rosso di Montalcino

annata 2010
score 91/100

"The 2010 Rosso di Montalcino is plush, rich and totally inviting. It boasts stunning textural depth and richness for a Rosso. The warmth of these warm microclimates in the south of Montalcino comes through in spades. This is a hugely overachieving wine from Ciacci and proprietor Paolo Bianchini. Anticipated maturity: 2012-2016." 

Rosso di Montalcino

annata 2009
score 89/100

"Ciacci’s 2009 Rosso di Montalcino shows attractive plumpness in its bright red berries and sweet spices. This is a Rosso built on a core of generous fruit. Accordingly, it is best enjoyed on the young side. The juiciness of the fruit carries through nicely to the round, caressing finish. Anticipated maturity: 2011-2015."

Rosso di Montalcino

annata 2008
score 89/100

Rosso di Montalcino

annata 2007
score 88/100

"The 2007 Rosso di Montalcino is soft and perfumed in its floral red fruits. Medium in body, this accessible Rosso offers excellent length as well as balance in an understated style. Anticipated maturity: 2009-2011." 

Rosso di Montalcino

annata 2006
score 90/100

"The 2006 Rosso di Montalcino is a knock-out effort bursting with dark red fruit, spices and earthiness. It flows onto the palate with remarkable density and plushness, with silky tannins that are beautifully integrated into the wine. Ciacci’s 2006 Rosso is a gem, and is not to be missed. Anticipated maturity: 2008-2011."

Rosso di Montalcino

annata 2004
score 88/100

"This fairly rich 2004 Rosso di Montalcino offers plenty of super-ripe red fruit and mineral notes with excellent length and lovely balance, all while maintaining a sense of classicism and finesse in its proportions. Made from the estate’s less well-exposed plants, it fully expresses the house’s hallmark style in miniature. Anticipated maturity: 2006-2010."

Rosso di Montalcino

annata 2002
score 86/100

Rosso di Montalcino

annata 2000
score 90/100

"Ciacci Piccolomini's 2000 is the finest Rosso di Montalcino I have ever tasted. This deep ruby/garnet-colored, outrageously rich Rosso boasts an explosive bouquet of smoke, dried herbs, black fruits, tobacco, and fruit cake. Luscious and opulently-textured, with a sensual, velvety-textured feel that cascades over the palate with no hard edges, this seamless classic should be drunk over the next 5-8 years." 

Rosso di Montalcino

annata 1999
score 89/100

Rosso di Montalcino

annata 1998
score 88/100

Fabivs

annata 2009
score 86/100

"The 2009 Fabius is a bit of a mystery, since Syrah is a variety that generally does well in warmer years. The fruit is very much on the ripe side, with prominent notes of blackberry jam, licorice, spices and alcohol. At the same time, the tannins are surprisingly hard. Something isn’t quite right in the wine’s overall sense of balance. Anticipated maturity: 2012-2014". 

Fabivs

annata 2007
score 90/100

"The 2007 Fabius reveals layers of dark, introspective fruit. There is plenty of richness and depth in the glass, although slight suggestions of heat come through from time to time. Hints of mocha, chocolate and spices inform the finish. Fabius is Syrah from vineyards in the Sant’Antimo appellation just outside the classic Brunello producing zone. Though unquestionably a beautiful wine, varietal character doesn’t seem to be a priority as it is nowhere to be found. Anticipated maturity: 2012-2019."

Fabivs

annata 2006
score 90/100

"The 2006 Fabius (Syrah) is a gorgeous, medium-bodied wine loaded with dark fruit, smoke and earthiness. Previous vintages have been more concentrated in style, and the 2006 seems to give more attention to finesse rather than sheer heft. Anticipated maturity: 2009-2014." 

Fabivs

annata 2005
score 89/100

Like Ateo, Ciacci’s 2005 Fabius (100% Syrah) is another rich, concentrated wine loaded with sweet dark fruit. The wine has a lovely, plush mouthfeel but in this vintage it doesn’t have the level of varietal expression or complexity that might allow it to merit a higher score. Anticipated maturity: 2010-2017. Proprietor Paolo Bianchini is upbeat about his 2003 Brunellos. It is the first vintage in which he had the tools to perform a cold soak, which he feels was especially critical in preserving as much freshness as possible in the wines. For the Brunellos, fermentation and maceration lasted several weeks and the wines were aged in cask."

Fabivs

annata 2003
score 89/100

"The deeply-colored 2003 Fabius (100% Syrah) is a powerful wine. It exudes masses of unabashedly super-to-over-ripe dark jammy fruit, toasted oak, licorice and black currant flavors with terrific concentration on the palate, great length and just enough freshness to keep things in balance. Anticipated maturity: 2008-2018". 

Fabivs

annata 2001
score 92/100

"The 2001 Fabius is 100% Syrah, and its inspiration seems more Australian than French in the sweet, ultra-ripe fruit, blackberry and coconut nose, broad and luxurious palate, and supple, plush close. Drink: 2004-2014." 

Fabivs

annata 1998
score 92/100

"There are only 15 barrels (approximately 375 cases) of the 100% Syrah 1998 Sant'Antimo Favius, which may be the finest Italian Syrah I have tasted. An opaque purple color is followed by a classic bouquet of bacon fat, blackberry liqueur, and cassis. This monstrous fruit bomb is unctuous, thick, and unbelievably concentrated. The wine's new oak aging has been absorbed by its formidable concentration of fruit. Drink this exuberant, in your face offering over the next 5-7 years."

Ateo

annata 2010
score 91/100

"The 2010 Ateo, a Merlot/Cabernet Sauvignon blend, is striking in this great vintage. Firm tannins support expressive dark fruit, wild flowers, mint, sage and blackberries. Although a wine more of region than variety, the 2010 impresses for its vibrant, structured personality and impeccable class. A big, full-throttle finish rounds things out in style. Anticipated maturity: 2015-2022." 

Ateo

annata 2009
score 88/100

"The 2009 Ateo (Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot) is a juicy, immediate wine best suited for drinking over the next handful of years. It shows excellent up-front intensity, but then loses some persistence on the mid-palate and finish. Freshly cut flowers and mint give the dark berry fruit an attractive sense of lift. Anticipated maturity: 2012-2016." 

Ateo

annata 2008
score 90/100

"The 2008 Ateo (Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon) reveals gorgeous dark red fruit, herbs, cassis, cedar and sweet spices. This is a fairly compact Ateo – not surprising considering the vintage – yet it shows plenty of concentration, depth and sheer muscle. It is a terrific effort in this vintage. Anticipated maturity: 2012-2018." 

Ateo

annata 2007
score 91/100

"The estate’s 2007 Ateo is Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot now that the Sangiovese has been eliminated from the blend. Although the wine is made from international varieties here those grapes speak with a distinctly Tuscan accent. Plummy dark fruit leads to sweet herbs, spices, earthiness and minerals as this rich, deep wine opens up in the glass. This is one of the few 2007s that will actually benefit from another year or so in bottle. It is gorgeous stuff! Anticipated maturity: 2011-2019."

Ateo

annata 2006
score 90/100

"Bianchini’s 2006 Ateo (Sangiovese, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon) flows from the glass with tons of harmony and finesse. Here the fruit is ripe, sweet and expansive, yet the wine possesses remarkable poise, energy and vibrancy. This delicious wine from the Sant’Antimo appellation is not to be missed. Anticipated maturity: 2009-2016." 

Ateo

annata 2005
score 89/100

"Bianchini’s 2006 Ateo (Sangiovese, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon) flows from the glass with tons of harmony and finesse. Here the fruit is ripe, sweet and expansive, yet the wine possesses remarkable poise, energy and vibrancy. This delicious wine from the Sant’Antimo appellation is not to be missed. Anticipated maturity: 2009-2016." 

Ateo

annata 2003
score 90/100

"Ciacci’s 2003 Ateo, a blend of Sangiovese, Cabernet and Merlot, is a potent effort bursting with intense, concentrated sweet dark fruit, licorice and underbrush flavors. While it shows the heat of the vintage, the higher acidity of the Sangiovese provides freshness and gives the wine a beautiful sense of harmony. It should be even better after a few years in the bottle. Anticipated maturity: 2008-2015." 

Ateo

annata 2001
score 91/100

"The 2001 Ateo, the house Sangiovese-Cabernet blend, is, for me, the best to date, a dark ruby with warm and spicy notes of red and black currants, rosemary and thyme, and minerals. The powerful, sustained palate is sizeable and of excellent intensity. Drink: 2004-2015." 

Ateo

annata 1992
score 92/100

"Mama Mia! The 1999 Ateo is a brilliant effort from this prodigious producer. It is a blend of 45% Sangiovese, 35% Merlot, and 20% Cabernet Sauvignon. The wine possesses a deep, saturated garnet/plum color in addition to a pure, sweet bouquet of saddle leather aromas intertwined with black currants, licorice, tobacco, and plums. Elegant yet powerful, medium to full-bodied, with sweet tannin and enough acidity to provide definition, it can be enjoyed over the next 10-12 years."

Ateo

annata 1998
score 93/100

"The 1998 Ateo (a blend of 60% Sangiovese and 40% Cabernet Sauvignon) is a gloriously ripe, full-bodied, velvety-textured effort with a dark ruby/purple color, plenty of smoky, earthy, blackberry, cherry, and currant fruit, a touch of graphite, decent acidity, and a seamless, opulent, voluptuous finish. This compelling wine is meant to be drunk over the next 10-12 years." 

Brunello di Montalcino Pianrosso

annata 2004
score 94/100

"The estate’s 2004 Brunello di Montalcino Pianrosso possesses striking depth as endless layers of sweet, perfumed fruit emerge with tons of grace. This, too, is an intense, full-bodied wine. The balance here is utterly exceptional, and the wine’s sheer plumpness makes for a highly rewarding glass of Brunello. Succulent dark cherries, spices, underbrush, minerals and new leather come to life as the wine sits in the glass, yet this remains a backward, structured Brunello in need of serious bottle age. The Pianrosso is a terrific effort from proprietor Paolo Bianchini. Ciacci’s Pianrosso is an old-vines selection that spent 36 months in Slavonian oak. Anticipated maturity: 2014-2024." 

Brunello di Montalcino Pianrosso

annata 2003
score 92/100

"The 2003 Brunello di Montalcino Vigna Pianrosso is made from the estate’s oldest vineyards. It is vinified along the same line as the regular bottling, but gets a few additional months in cask prior to bottling. This full-bodied, velvety Brunello is endowed with plenty of dark fruit, smoke, iron and tar. The tannins finish big, but the wine appears to have enough depth and length on the palate to provide a good measure of balance. The Pianrosso comes across as surprisingly fresh in this vintage, which should allow it to age more gracefully, if not necessarily longer, than the normal bottling. Anticipated maturity: 2008-2018. Proprietor Paolo Bianchini is upbeat about his 2003 Brunellos. It is the first vintage in which he had the tools to perform a cold soak, which he feels was especially critical in preserving as much freshness as possible in the wines. For the Brunellos, fermentation and maceration lasted several weeks and the wines were aged in cask."

Brunello di Montalcino Pianrosso

annata 1999
score 94/100

"The 1999 Brunello di Montalcino Vigna di Pianrosso is a dark, viscous wine that swirls around the inside of the glass with evident weight and heft. The bouquet is similarly stacked tall with thick renditions of teriyaki sauce, soya, barbecue smoke, crushed granite and chopped herb. Vigna di Pianrosso delivers the proverbial iron first in a velvet glove thanks to its lively, streamlined mouthfeel. Bright acidity keeps the wine on its toes. Decant three hours or more prior to serving. Drink: 2014-2026."

Brunello di Montalcino Pianrosso

annata 1995
score 90/100

The 1995 Brunello di Montalcino Vigna di Pianrosso is a full-bodied, backward, seriously-endowed, muscular offering requiring an additional 3-5 years of bottle age. It is not for those who are unable to defer their gratification. The wine exhibits Asian spice, black cherry, and grilled meat aromas and flavors intermixed with dried Provencal herb and underbrush notes. Anticipated maturity: 2004-2016

Brunello di Montalcino

annata 2012
score 93/100

The 2012 Brunello di Montalcino is a beautifully finessed and elegant wine. It offers a very pleasing sense of balance in which no one characteristic overpowers the next. A dark ruby appearance gives the wine an open and inviting personality. The bouquet produces a subtle medley of wild berry, blueberry, underbrush and toasted almond aromas. The mouthfeel is lean, but it also shows polished and silky persistence. If you don't have the patience to wait, it tastes great even at this early stage. By Monica Larner

Brunello di Montalcino Pianrosso

annata 2012
score 94/100

Ciacci Piccolomini d'Aragona is one of the headline estates of Montalcino and the Pianrosso single vineyard is known for its consistency and the steady grace of its performance. The 2012 Brunello di Montalcino Vigna di Pianrosso does not quite reach the heights of the outstanding 2010 vintage. This release comes near in terms of power and purity, although it bears some of the weight of the hot vintage. The darkness of fruit is more pronounced and the tannins are a bit softer. Make no mistake, the thick soils of the Pianrosso site have helped to achieve impressive balance. The long finish offers tobacco, balsam herb and dried fruit. By Monica Larner

International Wine Report

Brunello di Montalcino

annata 2010
score 94/100

"Another wonderful showing in 2010 is the Brunello di Montalcino from Ciacci Piccolomini d’Aragona. This is pure, elegant and refined, bursting with fresh dark cherries and plums followed by spring floral, aged balsamic, wet stones with hints of red licorice. Full-bodied with excellent balance, supported by a gorgeous silky texture and a lovely inner sweetness from the ripe tannins, which carries through to the long, pretty finish. This is quite open, even at the early stage and looks as if it will be accessible immediately, however should also age nicely over the next decade. (Best 2016-2030)"                             

Brunello di Montalcino

annata 2011
score 93/100

"The 2011 Brunello Brunello di Montalcino is a valiant effort from Paolo Bianchini in this vintage. As this Brunello slowly opens it releases aromas of ripe cherries and plums which come together with dried spices and leather along with an underlying hint of earthy mushrooms. This is a beautifully made, classic style Brunello which is well structured with a gorgeous silky texture leading into the long, sleek finish. If approaching early allow some significant air, but allowing this to continue to develop with a few more years of additional bottle age would be ideal. (Best 2019-2026)."

Brunello di Montalcino Pianrosso

annata 2010
score 96/100

"The 2010 'Pianrosso' is an absolutely gorgeous single vineyard cru Brunello from Ciacci Piccolomini d'Aragona. It delivers wonderful aromas of fresh blackberries and plums, which are woven together with floral, earthy minerals, aged balsamic and sweet red licorice, all coming together beautifully in the glass. The full body is nicely balanced, supported by ripe tannins and a beautiful fine, silky texture. So pure and elegant as it finesses its way through the long, pretty finish. Not quite as accessible and open as the Brunello normale, so it will require a bit more patience, but that being said there's a lovely future ahead for this Pianrosso and it will be interesting to watch it evolve for years to come. (Best 2017-2034)"

Brunello di MontalcinoRiserva Vigna di Pianrosso Santa Caterina d'Oro

annata 2010
score 96/100

"The 2010 Pianrosso Riserva Santa Caterina d'Oro is an absolutely gorgeous Brunello di Montalcino. This elegant and refined Brunello dazzles with red cherries and wild berries which come together with spices, leather, floral, licorice and hints of balsamic to form the beautiful aromas. It continues to impress with its remarkable balance, finesse and long silky finish, which is marked by red cherries and exotic spices. Although this is already quite compelling, this stunning 2010 is ultimately an age worthy Brunello with an even brighter future and will continue to provide drinking pleasure for many years to come. (2019-2034)" 

Wine Enthusiast

Brunello di MontalcinoRiserva Vigna di Pianrosso Santa Caterina d'Oro

annata 2004
score 87/100

Brunello di Montalcino Pianrosso

annata 2010
score 95/100

Brunello di MontalcinoRiserva Vigna di Pianrosso Santa Caterina d'Oro

annata 2006
score 91/100

Brunello di Montalcino Pianrosso

annata 2003
score 91/100

Brunello di Montalcino Pianrosso

annata 2001
score 91/100

Brunello di Montalcino

annata 2010
score 94/100

Brunello di Montalcino

annata 2009
score 89/100

Brunello di Montalcino

annata 2005
score 90/100

Brunello di Montalcino

annata 2004
score 90/100

Brunello di Montalcino

annata 2003
score 89/100

Brunello di Montalcino

annata 2000
score 87/100

Brunello di Montalcino

annata 1999
score 89/100

Ateo

annata 2007
score 90/100

Rosso di Montalcino

annata 2012
score 89/100

Brunello di MontalcinoRiserva Vigna di Pianrosso Santa Caterina d'Oro

annata 2010
score 97/100

Rosso di Montalcino Rossofonte

annata 2014
score 91/100

Rosso di Montalcino

annata 2014
score 89/100

Brunello di Montalcino Pianrosso

annata 2012
score 95/100

Ripe black-skinned fruit, underbrush, truffle and dark spice aromas come together in this full-bodied red. The palate is firm and seamless, delivering mature black cherry, raspberry compote, licorice and pipe tobacco flavors with both power and finesse. Tightly knit, polished tannins provide structure. Drink 2022–2032.

Brunello di Montalcino

annata 2012
score 95/100

Dark spice, ripe berry, forest floor, Mediterranean brush and new leather aromas lead the nose on this powerfully structured wine. On the full-bodied palate, baking spice, licorice and pipe tobacco notes accent a juicy black cherry core while firm, velvety tannins provide the framework. Drink 2020–2030.

Fabivs

annata 2013
score 89/100

Ateo

annata 2013
score 89/100
I vini di Veronelli

Brunello di MontalcinoRiserva Vigna di Pianrosso Santa Caterina d'Oro

annata 1997
score ★★★

Brunello di MontalcinoRiserva Vigna di Pianrosso Santa Caterina d'Oro

annata 2004
score ★★★

Brunello di MontalcinoRiserva Vigna di Pianrosso Santa Caterina d'Oro

annata 2006
score ★★★

Brunello di Montalcino Pianrosso

annata 1995
score ★★

Brunello di Montalcino Pianrosso

annata 1996
score ★★

Brunello di Montalcino Pianrosso

annata 1998
score ★★★

Brunello di Montalcino Pianrosso

annata 1999
score ★★★

Brunello di Montalcino Pianrosso

annata 2001
score ★★★

Brunello di Montalcino Pianrosso

annata 2003
score ★★★

Brunello di Montalcino Pianrosso

annata 2006
score ★★★

Brunello di Montalcino Pianrosso

annata 2007
score ★★★

Brunello di Montalcino Pianrosso

annata 2008
score ★★★

Brunello di Montalcino

annata 2002
score ★★

Brunello di Montalcino

annata 2003
score ★★

Brunello di Montalcino

annata 2004
score ★★★

Brunello di Montalcino

annata 2005
score ★★★

Brunello di Montalcino

annata 2006
score ★★★

Brunello di Montalcino

annata 2007
score ★★★

Brunello di Montalcino

annata 2010
score ★★★

Rosso di Montalcino

annata 2004
score ★★

Rosso di Montalcino

annata 2005
score ★★★

Rosso di Montalcino

annata 2006
score ★★★

Rosso di Montalcino

annata 2007
score ★★★

Rosso di Montalcino

annata 2010
score ★★

Rosso di Montalcino

annata 2013
score ★★

Ateo

annata 1998
score ★★

Ateo

annata 2000
score ★★★

Ateo

annata 2001
score ★★★

Ateo

annata 2004
score ★★★

Ateo

annata 2005
score ★★

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annata 2006
score ★★★

Ateo

annata 2007
score ★★

Fabivs

annata 1999
score ★★

Fabivs

annata 2000
score ★★

Fabivs

annata 2001
score ★★★

Fabivs

annata 2004
score ★★★

Fabivs

annata 2005
score ★★★

Fabivs

annata 2006
score ★★

Brunello di Montalcino

annata 2011
score ★★★
Gambero Rosso

Brunello di MontalcinoRiserva Vigna di Pianrosso Santa Caterina d'Oro

annata 1995
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annata 1997
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annata 1999
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annata 2001
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annata 2004
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annata 1990
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annata 1995
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annata 1996
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annata 1997
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annata 1998
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annata 1999
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annata 2000
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annata 2001
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annata 2003
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Brunello di Montalcino Pianrosso

annata 2004
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Brunello di Montalcino

annata 2003
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Brunello di Montalcino

annata 2004
score ★★

Fabivs

annata 2005
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annata 2006
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Rosso di Montalcino

annata 2007
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annata 1997
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annata 1998
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annata 1999
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annata 2000
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annata 2002
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annata 2003
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annata 2004
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annata 2006
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annata 1998
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annata 1999
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annata 2002
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annata 2003
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annata 2004
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annata 2006
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annata 2007
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Tim Atkin

Brunello di Montalcino Pianrosso

annata 2008
score 98/100

Brunello di Montalcino

annata 2009
score 93/100

Brunello di Montalcino

annata 2008
score 91/100
i-winereview.com

Brunello di Montalcino

annata 2007
score 91/100

Brunello di Montalcino Pianrosso

annata 2007
score 93/100

Brunello di MontalcinoRiserva Vigna di Pianrosso Santa Caterina d'Oro

annata 2004
score 93/100

Brunello di MontalcinoRiserva Vigna di Pianrosso Santa Caterina d'Oro

annata 2006
score 94/100

Rosso di Montalcino

annata 2010
score 90/100
Wine Surf

Brunello di Montalcino Pianrosso

annata 2004
score ★★★

Brunello di Montalcino

annata 2004
score ★★

Brunello di Montalcino

annata 2009
score ★★★

Rosso di Montalcino

annata 2004
score ★★★

Rosso di Montalcino

annata 2007
score ★★★★

Rosso di Montalcino

annata 2012
score ★★
Merum

Brunello di Montalcino Pianrosso

annata 2012
score 2 cuori <3 <3

Brunello di Montalcino

annata 2012
score 2 cuori <3 <3
Le Guide de l'Espresso

Brunello di Montalcino Pianrosso

annata 2001
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Brunello di Montalcino Pianrosso

annata 2003
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Brunello di Montalcino Pianrosso

annata 2004
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Brunello di Montalcino Pianrosso

annata 2007
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Brunello di MontalcinoRiserva Vigna di Pianrosso Santa Caterina d'Oro

annata 2001
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Brunello di Montalcino

annata 2002
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Brunello di Montalcino

annata 2003
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Brunello di Montalcino

annata 2004
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Rosso di Montalcino

annata 2004
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Rosso di Montalcino

annata 2005
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Rosso di Montalcino

annata 2006
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Rosso di Montalcino

annata 2007
score
SYRAH DU MONDE

Fabivs

annata 2004
score BRONZ MEDAL

Fabivs

annata 2007
score SILVER MEDAL
GardiniNotes-The Wine Killer

Brunello di MontalcinoRiserva Vigna di Pianrosso Santa Caterina d'Oro

annata 2010
score 97/100

Varied aromas, in this phase dominated by sensations of red fruits, fresh or in syrup. the gerenousness of the vintage also manifests itself in the mouth. Ample, but always elegant thanks to a finish of teh sweet and savory spices of cinnamon and cloves.Powdery tannins.

Brunello di Montalcino

annata 2011
score 94/100

Fruity aromas of cassis, blackberry and cherry jams. The mouth, the fruity components makes it more alcoholic, accompanied by notes of oak and sweet-savory spices. A balsamic finish lightens the sip, giving it dynamism. Flavourfull tannins, already well blended. 

Brunello di Montalcino Pianrosso

annata 2012
score 96/100

Aromas of red - red like the strawberry and sour cherry that dominate on the nose, recurring precisely in the mouth, taking off with a sweet and slightly round dimension that recalls strawberry, and then tapering off on the tonality of pomegranate and rhubarb. A spicy complexity with a touch of star anise. Powdery tannins.

DOCTOR WINE

Brunello di Montalcino Pianrosso

annata 2012
score 95/100

Faccino DoctorWine

Da uve sangiovese, matura a lungo in botti di rovere di Slavonia da 20-30 hl. Rubino con riflessi granati. Note di sale rosa e nero, oltre al fruttato rosso e a note evolutive della classicità. Fase gustativa potente con tannini ancora giovanili, croccanti e una trama media che marca le progressione. Un Brunello austero, estremo nella sua classicità, che necessita di una profonda conoscenza della storia aziendale e del vigneto per essere apprezzato in pieno.

Brunello di Montalcino

annata 2012
score 92/100

Da uve sangiovese, maturato in botti. Rubino tendente al granato, olfatto classico su note di erbe medicinali, ciliegia, mora e un tocco balsamico. Fase gustativa elegante e armonica con il tannino giovanile che non scalpita. La beva ha così una buona progressione e il finale è saporito e persistente.

Brunello di MontalcinoRiserva Vigna di Pianrosso Santa Caterina d'Oro

annata 2010
score 97/100

Rosso di Montalcino Rossofonte

annata 2014
score 92/100

Da uve sangiovese, maturato in botti. Bel rubino brillante, olfatto scevro da note verdi, con la ciliegia fresca, anche bianca, la visciola, un leggero sottobosco e il tabacco. Bocca sorprendente con trama media, un tannino molto arrotondato e un'acidità ben distribuita. Il finale è saporito e succoso.

Jancis Robinson

Brunello di Montalcino Pianrosso

annata 2012
score 16,5/20

Brunello di Montalcino

annata 2012
score 16,5/20
ENOTECA ITALIA - VINIBUONI D'ITALIA

Brunello di Montalcino Pianrosso

annata 2012
score ★★★★

Brunello di Montalcino

annata 2012
score ★★★★

Rosso di Montalcino

annata 2015
score ★★★
VITAE

Brunello di Montalcino

annata 2012
score 3 viti

Veste rubino con riflessi granato. Naso ricco incentrato su polpa di ciliegie, ribes rosso, smalto, catrame, rosa appassita, cenni boisé, vaniglia, sottobosco, incenso e cioccolato fondente. Protagonista al gusto un tannino elegante che spalleggia l'acidità; buona progressione con gradevole ritorno di frutta e tartufo. Riposa per 24 mesi in botte grande, seguiti da 8 mesi in bottiglia. Fagiana lardellata al tartufo nero.

Rosso di Montalcino

annata 2015
score 2 viti

Rosso rubino trasparente. Apre su sentori fruttati di ciliegia, viola, resina, alloro e note salmastre; seguono polvere di caffè, gomma e cera. Grande spinta acida e tannino che domano l'alcol; lunga persistenza con un finale rinfrescante e fruttato. Matura in botti grandi per 8 mesi, quindi affina per altri 4 in bottiglia. Rosticciana di maiale.

Rosso di Montalcino

annata 2012
score 4 viti

Ammaliante alla vista di un consistente rosso rubino trasparente. Intenso e fine al naso con sensazioni di ciliegia, ribes, liquirizia e cacao; dopo qualche olfazione è possibile percepire anche una piacevole nota ematica. In bocca l'attacco è equilibrato e morbido. Ottima la trama del tannino integrata nella struttura del vino: non graffia ma accarezza il palato. Elegante alla beva, di notevole persistenza. Ottima conduzione del legno grande in fase di maturazione. Ideale compagno per una grigliata di carne.

Brunello di Montalcino

annata 2009
score 3 viti

Rubino compatto trasparente e di buona consistenza. Al naso si riconoscono sensazioni di rosa, viola e mora di rovo, con accenni balsamici, speziatura di cannella e caffè appena tostato. In bocca è solido e austero. La struttura si deve ancora assestare e lo farà sicuramente se si saprà conservare la bottiglia ancora qualche anno. Persistenza media con finale fruttato. Matura in rovere da 50 ettolitri per 24 mesi. Petto di piccione in casseruola.

Brunello di MontalcinoRiserva Vigna di Pianrosso Santa Caterina d'Oro

annata 2007
score 3 viti

Luccicante rosso rubino di buona consistenza. Profonda intensità e buona ampiezza olfattiva. In successione emergono sensazioni di prugna, cuoio, alloro, china, cacao; decisamente poliedrico. Alla beva è equilibrato. Bell'attacco tannico, setoso, non invadente e ben compenetrato nel corpo del vino. Chiude appena amaricante e ha una buona persistenza dopo la beva. In botte grande da 25 ettolitri per 48 mesi. Cinghiale in umido.