2010 Ciacci Piccolomini d'Aragona Brunello di Montalcino
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.
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
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. (ML)
Enticing aromas recall pressed rose, blue flower, crushed berry and tilled earth. The palate delivers juicy black cherry, crushed strawberry, cake spice and savory herb alongside assertive but fine-grained tannins. It’s well balanced but still young and needs time to unwind.
The 2010 Brunello di Montalcino is a great example of the Ciacci house style. Rich, layered and ample, the 2010 blossoms with notable depth and amplitude. This is a classic Brunello from Castelnuovo dell'Abate, where the wines are typically resonant and generous. Readers will find a gorgeous, highly expressive Brunello that will deliver considerable near and medium-term pleasure. Crushed flowers, tobacco and cherry pit add nuance on the soft, open finish. The 2010 spent two and a half years in barrel. (AG)
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.
Ciacci has been on a seriously consistent run and 2010 is no exception. James Suckling has rated this wine 90 points or above for six consecutive vintages and this is his highest score to date. The Brunello comes from all of Ciacci's estate vineyards, including the famed Pianrosso, and is aged for three years in oak before bottling.