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2009 Piancornello Brunello di Montalcino

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April 21, 2024 - $41



92The Wine Advocate

...spells out clean aromas of bold cherry, dark spice, smoky mineral and sweet almond...impeccable and pristine in the mouth as well where smooth tannins and a bright spot of acidity form this Brunello’s backbone.

91Vinous / IWC

Crystallized redcurrant, licorice and minerals on the nose...once creamy and juicy, with good breadth to the supple flavors of bitter cherry, red licorice, herbs and spices.

16Jancis Robinson

Sweet, nutty nose yet much more youthful on the palate. Mid palate weight and lots of sweet fine cherry fruit. Not shy by any measure but well balanced, even if there is more than a hint of candied fruit.


Italy, Tuscany, Brunello di Montalcino

Brunello di Montalcino is regarded as one of Italy’s best appellations. Located in south central Tuscany below Chianti, the wines of Brunello di Montalcino DOCG are made of a Sangiovese clone called “brunello,” which means “little dark one,” a reference to the brown tones in the skin of the grape. Unlike some Tuscan appellations that allow other grapes to be blended with Sangiovese, Brunello di Montalcino is entirely Sangiovese. Montalcino itself is a picturesque, hill-top town not especially well known for wine production until the mid-19th century, when a local vineyard owner isolated the brunello clone and planted it. Other growers followed suit. Nevertheless it wasn’t until 1970s that wine enthusiasts started paying attention to Brunello di Montalcino, which by then was becoming an outstanding wine. Today there are 120 estates in the DOCG, up from about 25 estates in 1975. Brunellos in general are bigger, darker, more tannic and more powerful wines than Chiantis or most other Sangioveses. By law they must be aged for four years, and two of those years must be in wooden barrels.