2018 Castello Romitorio Brunello di Montalcino

Sangiovese Grosso - 750ML
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JD 95 JS 94 WA 94 VN 94 WS 94 DC 93
JD 95

jebdunnuck.com, March 2023

(95+ points) Elegantly woven together, the 2018 Brunello Di Montalcino is herbaceous with compelling aromas of tarragon, red cherry preserve, medicinal herbs, saline, and dried rose petals. It displays graceful ease and...
JS 94

jamessuckling.com, December 2022

I like the dried violet undertones to the red and blue fruit, along with some walnut husk and olive. There’s so much flavor here, packed into a compact core framed by silky, firm tannins. Dense and focused. Try after 2024.
WA 94

Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, March 2023

The Castello Romitorio 2018 Brunello di Montalcino shows crisp and tart fruit with cherry, cassis and wild plum. This mid-weight wine offers a lot of freshness and brightness in a vintage that posed challenges for many...
VN 94

Vinous, December 2022

Darkly alluring and dusty in style, the 2018 Brunello di Montalcino impresses with a blend of dried citrus peels, shavings of cedar, flowery undergrowth, black cherries and Tuscan dust. It's soft-textured, buoyant even...
WS 94

Wine Spectator, March 2023

A graceful red hallmarked by cherry, strawberry, rose, mineral and Mediterranean herbs. Lacy and succulent yet firm, ending on the minerally side. Vibrant and long. Best from 2025 through 2042. — B.S.
DC 93

Decanter, November 2022

Assembled from the estate’s highest altitude plots - between 350 and 450 metres - Castello Romitorio’s classic Brunello embodies the grace of the vintage without sacrificing depth or flavour. Aromas are ethereal at first...


Color & Type Red
Varietal Sangiovese Grosso
Country Italy
Region Tuscany
Sub-region Brunello di Montalcino
Vintage 2018
Size 750ML
Percent alcohol 14.5%
Closure Cork

The 2018 Castello Romitorio Brunello di Montalcino is a captivating red wine that embodies the essence of the Sangiovese Grosso varietal. Hailing from the esteemed region of Tuscany in Italy, specifically the sub-region of Brunello di Montalcino, this wine showcases the exceptional quality and craftsmanship of Castello Romitorio.

In the glass, the wine exhibits a deep, ruby red color that exudes elegance and allure. The nose is greeted with a symphony of aromas, including cherry, cassis, wild plum, dried violet, walnut husk, and olive. These complex scents intertwine harmoniously, creating a sensory experience that is both captivating and enticing.

On the palate, the 2018 Castello Romitorio Brunello di Montalcino reveals its true character. It is medium-bodied, showcasing a perfect balance between freshness and richness. The red fruit flavors take center stage, accompanied by subtle hints of herbs, orange, and stony earth. The wine's acidity is well-integrated, providing a refreshing backbone that carries through to the long and satisfying finish.

Renowned wine critics have recognized the exceptional quality of this vintage. Robert Parker's Wine Advocate awarded it an impressive score of 94 points, praising its crisp and tart fruit, freshness, and balanced acidity. James Suckling also awarded it 94 points, highlighting the wine's dense and focused core, silky yet firm tannins, and recommendating cellaring it until 2024 for optimal enjoyment.

Jeb Dunnuck bestowed a score of 95 points upon this Brunello di Montalcino, describing it as an "absolutely gorgeous and gracefully transparent expression" with layers of flavor and a delicate throughline. Decanter awarded it 93 points, noting its ethereal aromas, succulent acidity, and powdery tannins. Wine Spectator also recognized its grace and vibrancy, awarding it 94 points and suggesting it will reach its peak from 2025 to 2042.

Overall, the 2018 Castello Romitorio Brunello di Montalcino is a wine of exceptional quality and finesse. Its complexity, balance, and longevity make it a true standout in the world of Italian wines. Whether enjoyed now or cellared for future enjoyment, this Brunello di Montalcino is sure to delight even the most discerning wine connoisseurs.