Frescobaldi Castelgiocondo Brunello di Montalcino 2014 - 750ml

$ 80.00

92 points James Suckling

"Chewy and tannic for a 2014, but there’s sweet fruit underneath with citrus and floral brightness. Medium body. Flavorful finish. Go-to Brunello."

90 points Decanter
"Rather than its typical 12 months in barriques followed by 12 months in botti, the 2014 was transferred to large casks after just six months to curb oxidation of this more delicate vintage. It's not as dainty as some of its peers, as the saignée technique was used to increase concentration. The result is a fleshy red with ripe fruit nuanced by iron, smoke and fennel notes. It's well-balanced and finishes with a saline tang."

 

CastelGiocondo’s unique location in Montalcino, with its varied exposure and terrain – galestro, clay and Pleocene sands -, offers infinite nuances to this Brunello. A multifaceted experience that evolves over time and entices me to discover, taste and remember, again and again.

 

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Additional Details

Winemaker's Notes 

Brunello CastelGiocondo 2014 appeals first to the eye with its bright, rich ruby-red hue. On the nose, fruity notes dominate, ranging from raspberry to blackcurrant, with vague hints of blueberry. Elegant floral notes then emerge, offering striking and surprising scents of violet. Spicy tertiary notes are then released, due to the lengthy ageing process. Cinnamon, pepper and leather combine in an experience of extreme elegance, finishing on a balsamic note. The wine envelops the mouth completely and impresses with its balance, its dense tannic texture and its minerality, as well as its long, persistent finish.

Country Italy
Region Tuscany
Sub-Region Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
Ratings 92 James Suckling; 90 Decanter; 90 Wine Spectator
Varietal(s) 100% Sangiovese
Color Red
ABV 14.5%
Vintage 2014
Size 750mL
Closure Cork

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