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    Frescobaldi Castelgiocondo Brunello di Montalcino (1.5 Liter) 2006
    Sangiovese - Tuscany, Italy

    Ratings

    • JS95
    • WE93
    Price: $189.00
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    Wine.com Quick Facts

    Professional Ratings: 95 James Suckling, 93 Wine Spectator, 93 Wine Enthusiast

    Region: Tuscany, Italy

    Varietal: Sangiovese

    Other Info: Collectible Wines

    Style: Big & Bold

    Alcohol By Volume: 13.5%

    • 10%
    • 16%

    Item no. 120936

    Winemaker's Notes:

    The 1997 vintage of this wine was ranked #8 on the Wine Spectator's Top 10 Wines of 2002

    The 2006 Castelgiocondo Brunello exhibits layered aromas of wild blackberry, red currant and sour cherry, closely followed by floral notes of sweet violets and spicy characters of black pepper, clove and tobacco leaf. Cocoa, roasted espresso bean, vanilla and a slight mineral character add to the complexity of the nose. The palate exhibits a velvety mouthfeel, bright, crisp flavors, and noticeable tannins, with all of the components in fine balance. Fruit-driven flavors dominate the long finish.

    Beef stews, braised meats with potatoes, cheeses that are aged but not too pungent, and large game, such as boar.

    Critical Acclaim:

    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 integrated tannins on the finish. So long and fascinating. Best after 2013.

    95 Points
    James Suckling

    This red starts out ripe and accessible, boasting plum, cherry and chocolate flavors, then turns firm and tight on the finish, where tobacco and mineral notes take over. I like the potential of this when it integrates more fully. Best from 2014 through 2024.

    93 Points
    Wine Spectator

    Castelgiocondo's Brunello aptly represents the new face of Montalcino with its plump, well-extracted and modern style. The wine is packed with soft black cherry, chocolate and coffee aromas and shows a smooth, long-lasting finish

    93 Points
    Wine Enthusiast
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