Gardini Notes (97+)- "A certainty of the denomination for Bianchini family’s winery, located a few steps from Castelnuovo dell’Abate. Very faceted nose, red currant, then marjoram and iodine touches, such as taggiasche olives. The sip is juicy-brackish, with fruity-officinal return and very long persistence. "
James Suckling (97)- "Top 100 Wines of Italy 2022 - #54. This is so complex, with lifting citrus and herb undertones to the blue and red berry fruit. Thyme, sage and lavender, with mocha and clove, too. Full-bodied, full of depth and intensity, with firm yet seamless tannins. Evolves to espresso. Balanced, powerful and very long. Try after 2025. "
Wine Advocate (96)- "A special single-vineyard wine with origins in one of the more remote, wild and beautiful corners of Montalcino, this is one of the true treats of the appellation. The 2018 Brunello di Montalcino “Pianrosso” opens to a medium-rich appearance and vibrant color saturation. Sangiovese can lose its color quickly, but it remains beautifully intact here. Sweet cherry, redcurrant, spice, blue flower, balsam herb and orange peel are neatly woven together to create this balanced wine. The Ciacci Piccolomini d'Aragona 2018 Brunello di Montalcino Pianrosso is definitely among my top 10 favorite wines from 2018, a challenging vintage that produced uneven results across the board. This estate expertly faced those difficulties to produce a stand-out wine."