2016 Castelgiocondo Brunello di Montalcino
Sangiovese Grosso - 750ML
2016 Castelgiocondo Brunello di Montalcino
  • JS 95
  • WE 95
  • WA 93
  • WS 93
  • DC 93

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JS 95
jamessuckling.com, November 2020
Black-cherry and blackberry aromas with minerals and fresh flowers, following through to a full body with firm, silky tannins that are polished and intense. Lovely finesse and length. Drink after 2023.
WE 95
Wine Enthusiast, May 2021
Eucalyptus, blue flower, baked plum and spice aromas shape the nose in this fragrant red. Full bodied and chewy, the savory palate delivers ripe black cherry, vanilla, licorice and espresso alongside tightly knit, velvety...   Eucalyptus, blue flower, baked plum and spice aromas shape the nose in this fragrant red. Full bodied and chewy, the savory palate delivers ripe black cherry, vanilla, licorice and espresso alongside tightly knit, velvety tannins. Drink 2023–2031. - Kerin O’Keefe  
WA 93
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, December 2020
The Frescobaldi 2016 Brunello di Montalcino CastelGiocondo shows dark fruit, plum and spice. The wine offers good density and richness, but the aromatic intensity is downplayed compared to some of its peers from this...   The Frescobaldi 2016 Brunello di Montalcino CastelGiocondo shows dark fruit, plum and spice. The wine offers good density and richness, but the aromatic intensity is downplayed compared to some of its peers from this classic vintage. Other than that, all the wine's elements are in the right place with cherry, wild plum, rose and tilled earth. Production is an ample 300,000 bottles.- ML  
WS 93
Wine Spectator, April 2021
Starts out with macerated plum and cherry fruit, shaded by tobacco, iron and earth flavors. Dense, dusty tannins put the grip on the finish, yet this is also vibrant and finds a nice equilibrium in the end, with the fruit...   Starts out with macerated plum and cherry fruit, shaded by tobacco, iron and earth flavors. Dense, dusty tannins put the grip on the finish, yet this is also vibrant and finds a nice equilibrium in the end, with the fruit returning. Best from 2024 through 2042. — B.S.  
DC 93
Decanter, March 2021
With over 260 hectares of vineyards extending around the 12th century castle, CastelGiocondo was one of the original four producers of Brunello in the 1800s. It has been owned by Frescobaldi since 1989. After a little...   With over 260 hectares of vineyards extending around the 12th century castle, CastelGiocondo was one of the original four producers of Brunello in the 1800s. It has been owned by Frescobaldi since 1989. After a little cajoling, this unveils blackberry, cinnamon and moist soil aromas. Dense and compact with robust, chalky tannins, there is a lot to wade through, although lingering notes of cherry tea and penetrating brightness on the finish gives some levity.  
Category Description
Color & Type Red
Varietal Sangiovese Grosso
Country Italy
Region Tuscany
Sub-region Brunello di Montalcino
Vintage 2016
Size 750ML

Label

Castelgiocondo Brunello di Montalcino is produced from an uncompromising selection of the finest Sangiovese Grosso grapes. The vineyard site, with its ideal elevation, well-drained soils, and southwest-facing exposure, yields all of the qualities to produce the ultimate expression of the varietal. It is an elegant, well-balanced wine of magnificent structure.

Winery

Castelgiocondo

Tenuta Castelgiocondo, situated to the south-west of Montalcino at an altitude of around 300 meters, is an ideal terroir for the production of Sangiovese. The altitude, excellent solar exposure, and well-drained soils enhance the wines of Castelgiocondo, distinguished for their strength and extraordinary longevity.

The territory of Castelgiocondo is dominated by the castle, an ancient stronghold built in 1100 to defend the road leading from the sea to Siena. This property is one of the first of 4 estates to produce Brunello di Montalcino, beginning in 1800. It belongs to the Frescobaldi family whose wine history dates back over 700 years.

Today, Lamberto Frescobaldi has taken over the business, and with his long technical experience, aims to further strengthen the uniqueness of the wines of each individual estate in their portfolio.