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2008 Ciacci Piccolomini d'Aragona Brunello di Montalcino Vigna di Pianrosso (in double magnum)
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89 Points | International Wine Cellar , July/August 2013

(14.5% alcohol):  Bright red with a pale rim.  A whiff of alcohol on the nose clears with aeration, revealing aromas of candied red cherry, aromatic herbs, coffee and chocolate.  Similarly soft flavors of chocolate and coffee complement very ripe red cherry flavors on the moderately long, almost sweet aftertaste.  Rounder and smoother than most 2008 Brunellos.

91 Points | Wine Spectator
91 Points | Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate

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