2016 Salicutti Piaggione Brunello di Montalcino
The Salicutti 2016 Brunello di Montalcino Piaggione draws its fruit from a small 1.2-hectare parcel that sits a little lower in altitude on this beautiful bijou estate. Piaggione is one of the historic single-vineyard wines made here, and its personality is generous, open knit and elegant. The oak is well integrated and the wine offers taut, fresh and pure fruit intensity. There are bright berry and sour cherry aromas with blue flower, rosemary and a touch of crushed stone. Production for this pretty wine is 7,760 bottles. Drink 2024 - 2044.
Monica Larner - Wine Advocate (Dec 2020)
This red is fresh and vibrant, but with a meatiness to its cherry, plum, earth, tar and cigar box flavors. A hint of spice on the lingering finish suggests a light touch of new oak. Best from 2024 through 2045.
Bruce Sanderson - Wine Spectator
Aromas of baked plum, coconut, camphor and rose mingle together on this enveloping red. The concentrated, full-bodied palate offers cherries marinated in spirits, licorice and tobacco set against tightly packed, fine-grained tannins. Drink 2026–2036.
Kerin O'Keefe - Wine Enthusiast