Brunello Di Montalcino 2012 Ciacci Piccolomini D'Aragona
Ciacci Piccolomini d’Aragona estate has origins that date back to the 17th century. Located on the southeast slope of the municipality of Montalcino, set between Arna hill and the Orcia River, it offers a unique panorama with the beautiful contour of Mount Amiata in the background. With over 125 acres under vine, the soils are medium grain with good levels of marl, dating from the Eocene period. Facing south, the vineyards lie at altitudes between 700 and 1000 feet. A superb vintage, this 2012 aged more than 24 months in large Slavonian
oak barrels, followed by over 8 months in the bottle. James Suckling scored this 94 points and Wine Enthusiast Magazine made this a Cellar Selection, scoring it 95 points they said "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."