2016 Castiglion del Bosco Brunello di Montalcino Campo del Drago
Proprietary Blend - 750ML
2016 Castiglion del Bosco Brunello di Montalcino Campo del Drago
  • JS 97
  • WS 96
  • WA 95
  • JD 94
  • DC 92

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JS 97
jamessuckling.com, November 2020
Another structured, layered red with blackberry, plum, walnut and cigar-box aromas and flavors. It’s full-bodied with depth and intensity. Tight and structured. A wine with a long future. Fine-grained and refined. Try...   Another structured, layered red with blackberry, plum, walnut and cigar-box aromas and flavors. It’s full-bodied with depth and intensity. Tight and structured. A wine with a long future. Fine-grained and refined. Try after 2025.  
WS 96
Wine Spectator, March 2021
A balanced, expressive style, offering plum, cherry, fruitcake, iron and spice flavors, which are fused to muscular tannins, but also vibrant acidity, keeping this energetic and defined. Fine balance overall and terrific...   A balanced, expressive style, offering plum, cherry, fruitcake, iron and spice flavors, which are fused to muscular tannins, but also vibrant acidity, keeping this energetic and defined. Fine balance overall and terrific length on the finish. Best from 2025 through 2048. — B.S.  
WA 95
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, November 2020
The 2016 Brunello di Montalcino Campo del Drago (with only 8,000 bottles made) comes from a little vineyard measuring just 1.5 hectares. It is located at a high 450 meters above sea level, and what this parcel lacks in...   The 2016 Brunello di Montalcino Campo del Drago (with only 8,000 bottles made) comes from a little vineyard measuring just 1.5 hectares. It is located at a high 450 meters above sea level, and what this parcel lacks in size, it makes up for in terms of view and exposure. The entire Castiglion del Boco property is surrounded by thick shrub oak forests, as the very name of the estate suggests ("bosco" means "forest" in Italian), with wild boar, roe deer and foxes (plenty of foxes). You most certainly smell aromas of underbrush and forest floor in this wine along with dark fruit, cherry and plum. - ML  
JD 94
jebdunnuck.com, March 2021
Campo del Drago is a small single vineyard at high elevation of 450 meters above sea level. The 2016 was aged for two years in a combination of new French barrique and large barrels. The 2016 Campo del Drago Brunello is...   Campo del Drago is a small single vineyard at high elevation of 450 meters above sea level. The 2016 was aged for two years in a combination of new French barrique and large barrels. The 2016 Campo del Drago Brunello is rich with ripe black plum, lavender, cedar, and tobacco. It has an amplified core of crunchy black cherry fruit, licorice, and an iron-rich mineral feel, with present but well-integrated tannins. A wonderful job done by winemaker Cecilia Leoneschi. Drink 2022-2042.  
DC 92
Decanter, March 2021
Produced since 1999, when Massimo Ferragamo took over the property, Campo del Drago is sourced from the top of the Capanna hill, at 450 metres above sea level. It is slightly denser and more shaded by wood than the estate...   Produced since 1999, when Massimo Ferragamo took over the property, Campo del Drago is sourced from the top of the Capanna hill, at 450 metres above sea level. It is slightly denser and more shaded by wood than the estate Brunello but remains fluid and focused. Hints of cinnamon, cardamon and forest floor lace through both black and sour cherry notes. It's full-bodied with a lot of dusty tannins, yet leaves the palate refreshed. 6,000 bottles produced.  
Category Description
Color & Type Red
Varietal Proprietary Blend
Country Italy
Region Tuscany
Sub-region Brunello di Montalcino
Vintage 2016
Size 750ML
Percent alcohol 14.5%
Closure Cork

Winery

Castiglion del Bosco

Situated within the UNESCO-listed Val d’Orcia Natural Park in the heart of the Brunello di Montalcino wine-making region, Castiglion del Bosco is a 5,000-acre resort and country estate with eight centuries of history. It is one of the founding members of the Consorzio del Vino Brunello di Montalcino created in 1967, and in 1972 was made a World Heritage Site.

Castiglion del Bosco is located in the northwest of Montalcino, where the rocky, nutrient-poor soils are perfect for yielding wines of superb structure and complexity. The estate holds 2,000 hectares of dense woods, meadows and organically-farmed crops, with 62 hectares of vineyard planted exclusively to Sangiovese.

The estate was purchased in 2003 by Massimo Ferragamo who began the restoration of both the architectural and winemaking facets of the estate. A new and modern cellar was built on two levels, with a capacity of 3,000 hectoliters.

Along with its Montalcino vineyards, Castiglion del Bosco owns a 10 hectare-estate called Prima Pietra in Riparbella, close to the Bolgheri wine area on the Tuscan coast. The vines enjoy abundant sun and ventilation, and the iron-rich, rocky soils ensure wines of superb structure. Bordeaux varieties of Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, and Petit Verdot planted at a density of 9,600 vines per hectare flourish in this terroir, producing wonderfully expressive fruit.