This stunning bottle of Ciacci Piccolomini’s Brunello di Montalcino 1997 has been donated to sell and raise funds for the work of the Rainy Day Trust, a charity that supports people from the home improvement industry. The wine has been stored in a Eurocave since purchase on release and is in superb condition. The level is well into the neck and there are no signs of seepage. The label is in very good condition. It scores 94 pts from Vinous.
What a treat it is to taste the 1997 Brunello di Montalcino Riserva Pianrosso on this day. Medium-red in color, it offers an expressive, ethereal nose with notes of roses, tar and tobacco that float out of the glass along with soft, perfumed fruit in a delicate, captivating interplay of sensations and aromas. Although this bottle had been decanted for three hours prior to my visit to the estate it nevertheless appeared somewhat closed. Still fresh, it promises to provide memorable drinking for at least another decade although my guess is that the wine’s structure will ultimately outlast the fruit. Regardless, it is utterly irresistible right now.
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