Robert Parker's Wine Advocate (RP): 94
The 2007 Brunello di Montalcino Riserva Vigna di Pianrosso Santa Caterina díOro is big, rich and seamless. The wine had just been bottled the day of my visit, but it is very promising, even at this early stage. Anticipated maturity: 2015-2027.
Paolo Bianchiniís 2007 Brunelli are quite a bit better than the 2006s. One of the recent evolutions at Ciacci has been Bianchiniís desire to make an entry-level Brunello that is more affordable than his wines have been in the past, hence a greater separation in terms of quality and price between the straight Brunello and the Pianrosso. The Brunelli undergo alcoholic and malolactic fermentation in steel, and are aged in cask.
James Suckling (JS): 96
Complex aromas of red fruits, flowers and fresh mushrooms follow through to a full body, with ultra-fine tannins and intense fruit and bright acidity. Goes on for a long, long time. So juicy and fruity. Hints of bitter lemon rind.