Frescobaldi Brunello di Montalcino Castelgiocondo 2015 1.5L

Sangiovese from Tuscany, Italy
JS 97
WE 96
DE 96
F 95
WA 93
WS 93
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1.5L
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97 points James Suckling: "This is a pure and beautiful Brunello with super fine and abundant tannins that are comprehensive and expansive. Builds on the palate. Full body. Round and firm with beautiful fruit and length. Lively and vivid. From organically grown grapes. Needs a year or two to soften, but already gorgeous. (11/26/19)"

96 points and 'Editors' Choice,' Wine Enthusiast: "[$75/750ml list] Aromas of ripe dark-skinned berry, violet, underbrush and warm spice emerge in the glass, along with a whiff of camphor. Full bodied and enveloping, the structured palate delivers raspberry jame, dried black cherry, licorice and tobacco alongside firm fine-grained tannins. It closes on an espresso note. Drink: 2023-2030. Alcohol 14%. (May 2020)"

96 points Decanter: "Dried stawberry, tomato, finocchiona and balsamic hints on the nose develop into a precise and concentrated palate of great intensity and structural clarity. (Nov 2021)"

95 points Falstaff: "Bright ruby with fine garnet shimmer. Inviting nose with lots of ripe fruit of blackberry, dark cherry and raspberry, very clear. Hearty and gripping on the palate, shows a lot of grippy tannin, builds up very well, juicy, dark berry fruit, long finish. (3/12/20)"

94 points Monty Waldin (Decanter): "2015 is Castelgiocondo’s first certified-organic vintage, making it Montalcino’s largest certified-organic estate. Poised red fruits demonstrate underlying power. Savoury and velvety in texture, the fruit is clear and juicy: smooth with inner power. Drinking Window: 2022-2035. (Dec 2020)"

93 points Monica Larner (Wine Advocate): "I tasted this wine next to Frescobaldi's Chianti Classico Gran Selezione from their Tenuta Perano, and the differences between that wine and this are enormous. The 2015 Brunello di Montalcino CastelGiocondo takes us to the southern side of Tuscany, and despite the fact the grape used in both wines is the same (Sangiovese), these two wine are as different as day and night. This Brunello gives you more saturated color intensity, more substantial weight and density that you feel on all the senses. Its extraction is much thicker, and the bouquet opens to aromas of plummy dark fruit, black currant, tobacco and spice. That ample width and power make this a good choice next to a grilled T-bone steak. Drink: 2022-2033. (Oct 2020)"

93 points Wine Spectator: "[$75/750ml list] Bright, with cherry and berry fruit, shaded by almond, leather, tobacco and wild herb notes. Firm, dusty tannins gird the long finish. Combines power and grace. Best from 2023 through 2040. (6/30/20)"
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97 points James Suckling: "This is a pure and beautiful Brunello with super fine and abundant tannins that are comprehensive and expansive. Builds on the palate. Full body. Round and firm with beautiful fruit and length. Lively and vivid. From organically grown grapes. Needs a year or two to soften, but already gorgeous. (11/26/19)"

96 points and 'Editors' Choice,' Wine Enthusiast: "[$75/750ml list] Aromas of ripe dark-skinned berry, violet, underbrush and warm spice emerge in the glass, along with a whiff of camphor. Full bodied and enveloping, the structured palate delivers raspberry jame, dried black cherry, licorice and tobacco alongside firm fine-grained tannins. It closes on an espresso note. Drink: 2023-2030. Alcohol 14%. (May 2020)"

96 points Decanter: "Dried stawberry, tomato, finocchiona and balsamic hints on the nose develop into a precise and concentrated palate of great intensity and structural clarity. (Nov 2021)"

95 points Falstaff: "Bright ruby with fine garnet shimmer. Inviting nose with lots of ripe fruit of blackberry, dark cherry and raspberry, very clear. Hearty and gripping on the palate, shows a lot of grippy tannin, builds up very well, juicy, dark berry fruit, long finish. (3/12/20)"

94 points Monty Waldin (Decanter): "2015 is Castelgiocondo’s first certified-organic vintage, making it Montalcino’s largest certified-organic estate. Poised red fruits demonstrate underlying power. Savoury and velvety in texture, the fruit is clear and juicy: smooth with inner power. Drinking Window: 2022-2035. (Dec 2020)"

93 points Monica Larner (Wine Advocate): "I tasted this wine next to Frescobaldi's Chianti Classico Gran Selezione from their Tenuta Perano, and the differences between that wine and this are enormous. The 2015 Brunello di Montalcino CastelGiocondo takes us to the southern side of Tuscany, and despite the fact the grape used in both wines is the same (Sangiovese), these two wine are as different as day and night. This Brunello gives you more saturated color intensity, more substantial weight and density that you feel on all the senses. Its extraction is much thicker, and the bouquet opens to aromas of plummy dark fruit, black currant, tobacco and spice. That ample width and power make this a good choice next to a grilled T-bone steak. Drink: 2022-2033. (Oct 2020)"

93 points Wine Spectator: "[$75/750ml list] Bright, with cherry and berry fruit, shaded by almond, leather, tobacco and wild herb notes. Firm, dusty tannins gird the long finish. Combines power and grace. Best from 2023 through 2040. (6/30/20)"
Product SKU 345102
Producer Frescobaldi
Country Italy
Region Tuscany
SubRegion Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
Varietal Sangiovese
Vintage 2015
Size 1.5L
Color Red
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