2016 Castiglion del Bosco Brunello di Montalcino
Sangiovese Grosso - 1.5L
2016 Castiglion del Bosco Brunello di Montalcino
  • JS 99
  • WA 94
  • WS 94
  • W&S 94
  • DC 93
  • JD 92

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JS 99
jamessuckling.com, November 2020
The complexity and beauty to this is really something with cherry, walnut, tobacco and cigar-box character. Sweet cherries. It’s full-bodied and deep with super intensity and power. Layered and beautiful. Really refined...   The complexity and beauty to this is really something with cherry, walnut, tobacco and cigar-box character. Sweet cherries. It’s full-bodied and deep with super intensity and power. Layered and beautiful. Really refined tannins. Some whole-berry fermentation gives this added character. Goes on for minutes. Try after 2025.  
WA 94
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, November 2020
The Castiglion del Bosco 2016 Brunello di Montalcino is a fruit-forward expression with soft cherry, blackberry, tilled earth and a touch of sweet spice. This wine is made in an especially accessible style that prizes...   The Castiglion del Bosco 2016 Brunello di Montalcino is a fruit-forward expression with soft cherry, blackberry, tilled earth and a touch of sweet spice. This wine is made in an especially accessible style that prizes ripe fruit and oak aging (in both barrique and botte). Fruit comes from a 52-hectare vineyard with galestro schist and clay. The tannins are more evident here compared to the 2015 vintage; however, this wine is almost ready to go with beef tagliata topped with porcini mushrooms. Production is 130,000 bottles. - ML  
WS 94
Wine Spectator, April 2021
A wild and unbridled version, as much about the woodsy pine, wild herb and iron flavors as the brooding black cherry and blueberry fruit. Long and resonant, with muscular tannins and lively acidity lending support. Best...   A wild and unbridled version, as much about the woodsy pine, wild herb and iron flavors as the brooding black cherry and blueberry fruit. Long and resonant, with muscular tannins and lively acidity lending support. Best from 2025 through 2042. — B.S.  
W&S 94
Wine & Spirits, April 2021
This wine offers ripe cherry and plum flavors infused with bright acidity and sculpted by firm, raspy tannins. Its scents of crushed violets and lavender are enticing, as are the notes of licorice and cherry pit that...   This wine offers ripe cherry and plum flavors infused with bright acidity and sculpted by firm, raspy tannins. Its scents of crushed violets and lavender are enticing, as are the notes of licorice and cherry pit that accent the bold fruit tones. Thereâ??s plenty of concentration and structure for the cellar, even as the wineâ??s freshness and verve offer immediate appeal.  
DC 93
Decanter, March 2021
With an eye towards the Mediterranean Sea, Castiglion del Bosco’s Capanna vineyard is in the far northwest of Montalcino. The estate remarked that harvest started a little later than it did in 2015 and each plot was...   With an eye towards the Mediterranean Sea, Castiglion del Bosco’s Capanna vineyard is in the far northwest of Montalcino. The estate remarked that harvest started a little later than it did in 2015 and each plot was harvested at optimal maturity. There is a pristine and precise quality to this: focused aromas of woodland berries, spice and blossoms beg a sip. It expands sinuously across the palate, bringing in accents of orange zest and black tea as compact, powdery tannins build up. Satisfyingly racy.  
JD 92
jebdunnuck.com, March 2021
The 2016 Brunello Di Montalcino is fresh and aromatic, revealing notes of ripe red cherry fruit, raspberry leather, and forest floor. The palate has supple tannins that wrap around a generous fruit profile of kirsch...   The 2016 Brunello Di Montalcino is fresh and aromatic, revealing notes of ripe red cherry fruit, raspberry leather, and forest floor. The palate has supple tannins that wrap around a generous fruit profile of kirsch, sweet herbs, and baking spice as well as modest acidity. The 2016 Brunello is sourced from several parcels that are fermented separately before being aged in a combination of French barrique and large barrel for two years. This pure and slightly polished expression will be welcome drinking over the next ten years. Drink 2021-2031  
Category Description
Color & Type Red
Varietal Sangiovese Grosso
Country Italy
Region Tuscany
Sub-region Brunello di Montalcino
Vintage 2016
Size 1.5L
Percent alcohol 14%

Label

Complexity, elegance, superb structure, and an inviting, mouth-filling palate are the hallmarks of Castiglion del Bosco’s Brunello, made from Sangiovese grown in the 42-hectare, organically managed Capanna vineyard which faces toward the Mediterranean sea—unique in Montalcino for its exposure and location.

The wine is 100% Sangiovese, fermented in stainless steel and aged for 24 months in 225 L and large-format French oak barrels.

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.