2013 Frescobaldi Brunello di Montalcino Castelgiocondo
Sangiovese Grosso - 750ML
  • WE 96
  • JS 95
  • VN 94
  • WA 93
  • WS 93

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In Stock: 0 btls
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Pre-Arrival: 24+ btls
ETA: Nov. 2018

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WE 96
Wine Enthusiast, May 2018
Wild berry, crushed violet, pipe tobacco and chopped herb aromas leap out of the glass. Smooth and savory, the full-bodied palate shows restraint and elegance, delivering red cherry, pomegranate, ground clove and black... Wild berry, crushed violet, pipe tobacco and chopped herb aromas leap out of the glass. Smooth and savory, the full-bodied palate shows restraint and elegance, delivering red cherry, pomegranate, ground clove and black pepper alongside taut fine-grained tannins and bright acidity.
JS 95
jamessuckling.com, November 2017
A firm and silky red with plum and dried cherry and some orange peel character. Full body and solid with a flavorful finish. A linear line of acidity and firm tannins make this one of the most structured wines from here... A firm and silky red with plum and dried cherry and some orange peel character. Full body and solid with a flavorful finish. A linear line of acidity and firm tannins make this one of the most structured wines from here in a while. Better in 2020.
VN 94
Antonio Galloni's Vinous, April 2018
Bright full ruby-red. Deep, pure aromas of red cherry, herbs, violet, tar and licorice. Thick and dense but tightly wound, showing a very fresh dark fruit character and a youthfully firm-edged tannic spine. Rich and... Bright full ruby-red. Deep, pure aromas of red cherry, herbs, violet, tar and licorice. Thick and dense but tightly wound, showing a very fresh dark fruit character and a youthfully firm-edged tannic spine. Rich and dense, this calls for at least another three to five years of patience, and should last for another decade or two after that. Finishes long with tarry and savory notes, but it’s the floral lift on the back end that I like most. -- Ian D'Agata
WA 93
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, February 2018
The Castelgiocondo 2013 Brunello di Montalcino shows impressive balance and a bright sense of inner energy. The wine reveals delicate fruit with wild berry and dried cherry. Those primary notes are carefully enhanced by... The Castelgiocondo 2013 Brunello di Montalcino shows impressive balance and a bright sense of inner energy. The wine reveals delicate fruit with wild berry and dried cherry. Those primary notes are carefully enhanced by sweet spice, rose potpourri and moist earth. The ensemble is graceful and territory specific. Long gone are the days when this wine was one of the most opulent and darkly extracted of the appellation. Over these past years, the Frescobaldi family's base Brunello has embraced a highly streamlined and elegant stylistic approach. - Monica Larner
WS 93
Wine Spectator, March 2018
A combination of cherry, leather and tobacco aromas and flavors are the hallmarks of this rich, fresh red. This is as much about the vivid acidity as the dense tannins, which add structure and focus to the flavors... A combination of cherry, leather and tobacco aromas and flavors are the hallmarks of this rich, fresh red. This is as much about the vivid acidity as the dense tannins, which add structure and focus to the flavors on the broad, expansive finish. Best from 2023 through 2038. — B.S.
Color & Type Red
Varietal Sangiovese Grosso
Country Italy
Region Tuscany
Sub-region Brunello di Montalcino
Vintage 2013