2010 Castelgiocondo Brunello di Montalcino SKU #1212465

$59.99

JS 97 RP 94 VN 93
WS 93 WE 91
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K&L Notes

K&L Italian buyer Greg St. Clair points to the Bordeaux training of Castelgiocondo's winemaker, who has combined that education with Montalcino's traditional large oak cask aging. He says that this approach gives Castelgiocondo's Brunellos a "determined focal point, length, and mid-palate power that leads to bold, direct, and richly textured flavors."

Staff Reviews

  • Jim Boyce
    By: Jim Boyce
    8/31/2015
    K&L Staff Member
    Thanks in part to the Bordeaux training of Castelgiocondo's winemaker, this estate is ushering in a new era of winemaking just in time for the 2010 vintage of a lifetime! This 2010 Brunello offering stood out immediately with dark fruit, herb, forrest floor, rose petal, tobacco, and soft smoke aromas jumping from the glass. The palate is equally intriguing, with lifted wild cherry, spicebox, mineral, leather, mouthwatering acidity, and fine tanin bringing it all together. Incredibly balanced and structured, this wine needs a good decant to enjoy right now and will reward decades in the cellar!
  • Greg St. Clair
    By: Greg St. Clair
    7/14/2015
    K&L Staff Member
    Dried flowers lead the nose into an ethereal arena where dark, wild cherry, cedar and leather all come together in an extraordinary thrust. On the palate the wine is multi-faceted and seemingly at every angle another layer of flavor, this time smoky, the next time cedar, then wild cherry all dancing across your palate. The finish is taught, a bit of tannic grip drags the flavors and textures together and pulling them along to a long, intriguing and texturally exciting finish.
    Drink from 2016 to 2030

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