The 2015 Piancornello Brunello di Montalcino offers oak-driven aromas of toast, wood shop, vanilla, and a hint of underbrush. The rich palate delivers cherries marinated in spirits, toasted oak, espresso, pipe tobacco, vanilla, and a confectionary note alongside bracing wood tannins. A licorice note marks the finish.
Varietal Composition: 100% Sangiovese
Appellation: Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
Aging: 12 months in tonneaux and wooden casks, followed by 24 months in larger 40 hl wooden casks, roughly 30% new oak
94 Points - James Suckling
"There's a cascade of dried florals here, ranging from rose petals to lilacs; the glazed strawberries and cherries are equally intense. So much power and ripeness to the full-bodied palate, but there’s a savory, stony flavor and texture that permeates the whole package. Long on the finish. Drink in 2024." -JS, Oct/2019
93+ Points - Vinous
"Moderately saturated red. Ripe nose of cherry, orange blossom, licorice and sweet spices. Smooth and glyceral, with ripe flavors of red cherry nectar and plum enlivened by balsamic oils and earth tones. Closes long and round. In my experience, Piancornello's wines age very well." -IA, Apr/2020