Marchesi de Frescobaldi Brunello di Montalcino "CastelGiocondo" DOCG 2012 (Tuscany, Italy) - [JS 93] [VM 91] [WS 90]

Marchesi de Frescobaldi Brunello di Montalcino "CastelGiocondo" DOCG 2012
(Tuscany, Italy) - [JS 93] [VM 91] [WS 90]


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Notes from the Winemaker:
CastelGiocondo is produced from an uncompromising selection of the finest Sangiovese grapes, in vineyards whose ideal elevation, well-drained soils, and southwest-facing exposure yield all of the qualities that converge to produce the finest expression of this ancient grape variety. It is an elegant, well-balanced wine of magnificent structure.

Tasting Notes:
An intense ruby red in color, the wine expresses itself through clearly defined aromas of raspberry and pomegranate, which are further enriched by elegant floral notes. In the mouth, the CastelGiocondo Brunello 2012 is harmonious and well-defined wine with elegant tannins and a sapid and mineral persistence.

Vintage Report:
The growing season was noteworthy for the high temperatures and limited rainfall during the summer months as well as the particularly dry seasons, all of which encouraged a harmonious development of the grapes. Although the harvest was quite long, our grapes remained in perfect health throughout, the first important step for the production of good wine. The sunlight and warmth of 2012 give CastelGiocondo wines extraordinary potency and richness.

Ratings & Reviews

93 Points - James Suckling:
"Aromas of ripe strawberries and spicy tea follow through to a full body, chewy and polished tannins and a succulent finish. Balanced and pretty. Better in 2019." - (30 Nov, 2016)

91 Points - Vinous Media:
"Good full ruby-red. Perfumed red cherry, herbs and sandalwood on the nose. Enters fresh and juicy, then mountingly tannic with the red cherry and herbal flavors kept under wraps by a strong tannic cloak. This brooding, very youthful Brunello finishes long and crisp, but needs plenty of time to soften and come around." - Ian D'Agata (Mar 2017)

90 Points - Wine Spectator:

"The cherry, earth and tobacco flavors are wrapped in spicy oak, which adds a layer of tannins to this firm, tightly wound red. Though on the austere, dry side, this comes together with air, leaving a stylish finish. Best from 2020 through 2030. 2,000 cases imported." - BS (Jun 15, 2017)