Brunello Castelgiocondo 2016

Brunello di Montalcino / Frescobaldi

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Tasting Notes

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.

Score: 93

Monica Larner, Wine Advocate, RobertParker.com Maturity: 2023-2038 30 November 2020

Sour cherries, spiced orange and dusty dried flowers open in the glass, as the 2016 Castelgiocondo Brunello di Montalcino slowly blossoms. The textures are creamy, contrasted by cooling minerality and juicy acids, as tart red berries saturate under an air of sweet herbs and inner florals. This finishes dry yet long, with chewy tannins and remnants of crunchy red fruit. The 2016 Castelgiocondo needs some time to come together, yet it has all of the balance necessary to mature into a real beauty.

Score: 93

Eric Guido, Vinous.com Maturity: 2026-2038 01 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.

Score: 95

James Suckling, JamesSuckling.com Maturity: 2023+ 30 October 2020