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Marchesi De' Frescobaldi Castelgiocondo Brunello di Montalcino 2008
The nose showed vibrant red fruits and menthol. On the palate, it was lean with sour red berries, leading into a drying, structured finish.Add winemaker's notes
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.
So in the glass, the wine was a bright ruby color, with a bit of cloudiness. The nose was a nice combination of leather, dry spice and floral notes. The taste was actually somewhat of a surprise, particularly how much fruit was left after a quarter century. Up front the taste was quite peppery, but the spice quickly transitioned int some nice fruit, ripe plum, anise and some berries. The finish was just bone dry, but still very pleasing, and interesting to see how a more mature Brunello presents itself. As an aside, after the first glass, we decanted the bottle, and ironically the air seemed to suppress the pepper and spice, but the fruit was still fairly bright as it opened up. See the full review on my blog here: http://allaloneonaplanetfullofpeople.blogspot.com/2013/02/1988-castelgiocondo-brunello-di.html
External Reviews for Marchesi De' Frescobaldi Castelgiocondo Brunello di Montalcino
The 2007 Brunello di Montalcino Castelgiocondo is a rich, explosive wine endowed with generous fruit and an extroverted personality to match. Black cherries, flowers, licorice and spices are woven together nicely in this deep, layered Brunello. The 2007 will appeal most to readers who appreciate the lush, fruit-driven side of Brunello. This is very well done but falls just a bit short of being viscerally thrilling. Anticipated maturity: 2015–2025.
A powerful red, combined with the openness and charm of the vintage. Plum, black cherry, herb and tobacco flavors get support from the structure, with a long finish. Best from 2014 through 2023.
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.
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!
Frescobaldi's Brunello always delivers great quality in just about any vintage. Gorgeous nose of ripe berries and slice plums with an almost peach undertone. Full bodied, with a solid core of gorgeously clean and clear dark fruits. Dense and integrat... James Suckling. A Sangiovese Grosso wine from Tuscany in Italy. 2006 Castelgiocondo Brunello di Montalcino 1500ml
A Sangiovese Grosso wine from Tuscany in Italy. 2006 Castelgiocondo Brunello di Montalcino 1500ml
The 2006 Brunello di Montalcino is one of the most juicy, easygoing wines readers will come across in this vintage. A sweet, open bouquet leads to bright red fruits as this vinous Brunello flows from the glass. Crushed flowers, mint and raspberries a... Robert Parker's Wine Advocate. A Sangiovese Grosso wine from Tuscany in Italy. 2006 Castelgiocondo Brunello di Montalcino 1500ml
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