Marchesi de' Frescobaldi

Castelgiocondo Brunello di Montalcino Sangiovese

9.153 ratings
9.09 pro ratings
Montalcino, Siena, Tuscany, Italy
Sangiovese
Top Notes For
Weijie Shi (Jay)

Aged beautifully with dried herb, balsamic, smokiness and leather on the nose. Very smooth on the palate. Dusty tannins. Savory deliciousness.

Aged beautifully with dried herb, balsamic, smokiness and leather on the nose. Very smooth on the palate. Dusty tannins. Savory deliciousness.

Dec 31st, 2017
Joe Printz

Holy shite. Amazing barnyard of crushed berry and forest floor. I stepped on a truffle.

Holy shite. Amazing barnyard of crushed berry and forest floor. I stepped on a truffle.

2 people found it helpfulSep 23rd, 2013
Chris MacLean

The fruitiest of these in the 5-year vertical. Brawny and round. Pretty solid overall.

The fruitiest of these in the 5-year vertical. Brawny and round. Pretty solid overall.

Jan 14th, 2017
Chris MacLean

Wow, much better and more energetic than the last bottle I had from this stash/mistake purchase.

Wow, much better and more energetic than the last bottle I had from this stash/mistake purchase.

Dec 19th, 2016
Chris MacLean

Not too bad but nothing exceptional. Stops mid-palate.

Not too bad but nothing exceptional. Stops mid-palate.

Oct 4th, 2015
Beth Beeman

2001

2001

Mar 28th, 2015
Patrick Blondin Sommelier

Enfin un Brunello satisfaisant! Les 97, 99 et 2000 étaient plutôt ternes.

Enfin un Brunello satisfaisant! Les 97, 99 et 2000 étaient plutôt ternes.

Mar 28th, 2014
Peter Brennan

Better with age. Amazing Brunello

Better with age. Amazing Brunello

May 10th, 2021
Pooneet K

Very nice Brunello with some good age. After a couple hour decant, this was in great shape. Great with pork chops. Good earth, acidity, and minerality.

Very nice Brunello with some good age. After a couple hour decant, this was in great shape. Great with pork chops. Good earth, acidity, and minerality.

Apr 22nd, 2018
Giancarlo Cicero

Cherry cough syrup. Had a floral thing going on on the pop and pour. More tobacco and roasted meats after a little over an hour. Tannins mostly integrated. After three hours, cigar box on the nose. Sweet and round on the entry. Long finish.

Cherry cough syrup. Had a floral thing going on on the pop and pour. More tobacco and roasted meats after a little over an hour. Tannins mostly integrated. After three hours, cigar box on the nose. Sweet and round on the entry. Long finish.

Mar 18th, 2018