The nose showed vibrant red fruits and menthol. On the palate, it was lean with sour red berries, leading into a drying, structured finish. Read more
Brick red in the glass. So young for a brunello, the nose was so closed, it was virtually nonexistent. Couldn't properly taste it either, all alc... Read more
Very nice but it'll have to wait a few more years. Read more
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The nose showed vibrant red fruits and menthol. On the palate, it was lean with sour red berries, leading into a drying, structured finish.
Brick red in the glass. So young for a brunello, the nose was so closed, it was virtually nonexistent. Couldn't properly taste it either, all alcohol and tannin. I doubt I'll get to revisit it again in a decade, but that's when it should start showing things.
Very nice but it'll have to wait a few more years.
External Reviews for Marchesi de Frescobaldi Castelgiocondo Brunello di Montalcino
The CastelGiocondo estate lies on the southwestern slope of Montalcino, at elevations ranging from 600 to 1,200 feet. Diverse soils and ideal exposure bring beautiful ripeness and development to the indigenous Sangiovese Grosso. This wine is always a classic and in the outstanding 2007 vintage it has truly excelled. It received 90+ scored across the board with a 95 from Wine Enthusiast Magazine who said "From Tuscany's celebrated Frescobaldi wine family, Brunello Castelgiocondo opens with dark, inky concentration and bold aromas of pressed rose, black cherry, exotic spice, leather and unsweetened chocolate. It is beautifully put together, with ample intensity, balance, complexity and silkiness on the finish." On Sale and Very Limited!
Pronounced notes of blackberry elegantly accompanied by floral notes such as violet. The nose is complex and well-blended: spicy notes of black pepper and clove, tobacco and leather, reflect well the evolution of the wine. Resonating tannin textures, mellow structure with a long and elegant finish.
Always a classic this Brunello from Frescobaldi excels once again in the 2005 vintage. Wine Spectator selected the 2004 as their #15 Top Wine of the Year in 2009. This vintage Wine Enthusiast Magazine scored it 92 points saying "From the historic Frescobaldi family that has been making wine since the 1300s, this concentrated and rich Brunello delivers a modern touch to a territory steeped in tradition. Aromas here include plump cherry, blackberry and cassis and all that fruit is supported by spice and light toast. Drink after 2012." Extremely Limited!
Always a classic this Brunello from Frescobaldi excels once again in the 2005 vintage. Wine Spectator, who selected the 2004 as their #15 Top Wine of the Year scored this one 90 points saying "Very pretty blueberry and light vanilla aromas, with hints of ripe dark fruits. Full-bodied, with round, velvety tannins that turn chewy, yet this is well-polished and the tannins are attractive, with a long finish. Best after 2012."
At number 15 on the Wine Spectator's Top 100 for 2009, this 95 point Brunello is very hot commodity. We managed to grab just a few cases so don't wait. Here's what the Spectator said about it; "Shows a complex nose of blackberry, tanned leather, sandalwood and cedar. Fascinating. Full-bodied, with supersilky tannins and a long, long finish. Concentrated yet balanced. Beautiful and complete. Best after 2011." not sponsored by or affiliated with The Wine Spectator, The Wine Advocate or the International Wine Cellar.
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