Castelgiocondo Brunello di Montalcino 2000

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It exudes expansive, multi-layered aromas, ripe-fruit fragrances of dark cherry and dried plum melding into more pron...

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Aromas of plum, berry and flowers. Full-bodied, with velvety tannins and a ripe fruit finish. Delicious and hard to resist. Best after 2006. Read more

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The estate's medium-bodied 2001 Brunello do Montalcino is a plump, juicy effort displaying attractive super-ripe dark fruit and toasted oak flavors... Read more

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External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
05/22/2011

Aromas of plum, berry and flowers. Full-bodied, with velvety tannins and a ripe fruit finish. Delicious and hard to resist. Best after 2006.


External Review
Source: We Speak Wine
11/26/2009

WS: 90 Points


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
05/22/2011

The estate's medium-bodied 2001 Brunello do Montalcino is a plump, juicy effort displaying attractive super-ripe dark fruit and toasted oak flavors with good concentration, length and balance. Though well-made, this Brunello shows very little soul or personality. It is a simple, accessible wine to enjoy now and over the next ten or so years. Anticipated maturity: 2006-2016.


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
05/22/2011

Lamberto Frescobaldi has worked for more than 10 years with in-house enologist Niccol d'Afflitto to achieve an exceptional level of quality at the Castelgiocondo estate, one of the largest in the Montalcino area. Like all Brunellos, this is 100 percent Sangiovese (Brunello is the name of the local clone). It is aged for three years in a mixture of large oak casks and small French oak barrels.


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
05/22/2011

Aromas of currant, berry and light vanilla. Full-bodied and structured. Fine tannins but not giving much now. This is big and powerful. Needs lots of time. Best after 2010.


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
05/22/2011

A tight and chewy wine, with full body and lots of raisin and spice character. Impressive, ripe tannins. Thick and powerful; needs time in the bottle. From one of the most serious producers in Montalcino now. Best after 2007.


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
05/22/2011

Good medium ruby color. Superripe aroma of kirsch. Sweet, dense, and a bit youthfully musclebound, with concentrated flavors of black cherry, blackberry and Valrhona chocolate. Still a bit folded in on itself, but this is solid, young and built to age.


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Winemaker's Notes:

It exudes expansive, multi-layered aromas, ripe-fruit fragrances of dark cherry and dried plum melding into more pronounced, minerally essences of pencil lead and stone, while suggestions of tobacco leaf seem to bring a sense of balance and completeness. Pulpy fruit comes to the fore in the attack, with tannins that are expressive but not invasive; they ably balance a nice vein of crisp acidity that makes the flavours sing. The long-lingering finale flaunts a rich mosaic of nuanced flavours.

It exudes expansive, multi-layered aromas, ripe-fruit fragrances of dark cherry and dried plum melding into more pronounced, minerally essences of pencil lead and stone, while suggestions of tobacco leaf seem to bring a sense of balance and completeness. Pulpy fruit comes to the fore in the attack, with tannins that are expressive but not invasive; they ably balance a nice vein of crisp acidity that makes the flavours sing. The long-lingering finale flaunts a rich mosaic of nuanced flavours.

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