Original
18 Ratings
Frescobaldi Brunello di Montalcino Castelgiocondo

Wine Details

Region

ItalyTuscany

Wine Description

(From 2008 Vintage) A ripe, warm red, with cherry, plum and baked earth notes backed by woodsy spice accents. The focus narrows on the finish, where the dusty tannins reign. Offers fine, spicy length.

Winemaker's Notes

Wine Spectator Top 100 of 2006! 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 ric...

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    Christmas 2010 must have been a bad bottle tasted off.

    over 4 years
Expert Reviews
  • Wine Spectator
    Rating: 94/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 04/30/06