The Ciacci Piccolomini d’Aragona estate enjoys a beautiful and huge expanse of vineyards at the back of the Castelnuovo dell’Abate village, where the downward slope of the hamlet meets the Orcia River, which delineates the appellation border. The estate’s 2015 Brunello di Montalcino offers lovely harmony and elegance. The wine’s taste profile follows the soft contours and beautiful horizons that characterize this beautiful part of Tuscany. The mouthfeel is medium-weight but carefully balanced with just enough acidity to add brightness. It shows just enough backbone to guarantee staying power and longevity. That said, the tannins are carefully integrated into the delicate fibre of the wine. This is no doubt one of the most graceful Brunellos to emerge from the 2015 vintage. 95 pts, ML, The Wine Advocate. Extremely perfumed and decadent with dried flowers and spices and fresh mushrooms. Cherries, too. Full body. A solid core of fruit, yet ever so fine tannins. Goes on for minutes. Such beautifully crafted tannins. 98 points, James Suckling. Limited stock.