Castiglion del Bosco

Brunello di Montalcino Sangiovese

9.1367 ratings
9.045 pro ratings
Montalcino, Siena, Tuscany, Italy
Sangiovese
Top Notes For
Eric Urbani

Outstanding finesse and balance

Outstanding finesse and balance

Jul 16th, 2018
Amy Huson

Wonderfully floral notes of violet and fruity ripe red cherry fused with red pepper flakes on the nose, then all this and adding tobacco and black pepper on the palette. Light in color but rich in complexity. Love!

Wonderfully floral notes of violet and fruity ripe red cherry fused with red pepper flakes on the nose, then all this and adding tobacco and black pepper on the palette. Light in color but rich in complexity. Love!

Jul 2nd, 2018
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9.4

Luminous medium-dark red. The captivating nose combines sour red cherry, violet, coconut, tobacco, minerals and a hint of white pepper. Densely packed and youthful but very fresh and lively; this already boasts a silky texture and considerable early appeal owing to its noteworthy sweetness of fruit. Subtle notes of red berries, herbs, graphite and flowers carry through into the rising, very long, vibrant finish. A knockout Brunello that further confirms winemaker Cecilia Leoneschi’s talent at making exceptionally good, very classic Brunellos. I can think of very few wines in all of Italy that have improved more than Castiglion del Bosco’s over the last decade. Well done. (Ian D'Agata, Vinous, April 2018)

Luminous medium-dark red. The captivating nose combines sour red cherry, violet, coconut, tobacco, minerals and a hint of white pepper. Densely packed and youthful but very fresh and lively; this already boasts a silky texture and considerable early appeal owing to its noteworthy sweetness of fruit. Subtle notes of red berries, herbs, graphite and flowers carry through into the rising, very long, vibrant finish. A knockout Brunello that further confirms winemaker Cecilia Leoneschi’s talent at making exceptionally good, very classic Brunellos. I can think of very few wines in all of Italy that have improved more than Castiglion del Bosco’s over the last decade. Well done. (Ian D'Agata, Vinous, April 2018)

Apr 4th, 2018
Alessandra Diana

Not the best vintage but this baby is ready and drinking beautifully! Love where the 'new' winemaker is going.

Not the best vintage but this baby is ready and drinking beautifully! Love where the 'new' winemaker is going.

Feb 12th, 2018
Lyle Fass

Founder Fass Selections

7.8

Kind of all over the place nose. Juicy, hot, thin palate. Definitely showing heat of the vintage. Maybe air gets it drinkable. Not right now.

Kind of all over the place nose. Juicy, hot, thin palate. Definitely showing heat of the vintage. Maybe air gets it drinkable. Not right now.

2 people found it helpfulJan 15th, 2015
Chris Woodrow

Nice, but a little too light

Nice, but a little too light

2 people found it helpfulSep 27th, 2014
Adam Jesberger

Very floral nose. Roses, violets and lily scents with strawberry and under ripe cherry on the nose. Baking spices and pie crust on the nose as well. Very nice ripe cherry flavors on the palate with strawberry and raspberry rhubarb types of flavors. It finishes with a hint of cinnamon and cedar. Perfect wine to go with anything that includes marinara sauce.

Very floral nose. Roses, violets and lily scents with strawberry and under ripe cherry on the nose. Baking spices and pie crust on the nose as well. Very nice ripe cherry flavors on the palate with strawberry and raspberry rhubarb types of flavors. It finishes with a hint of cinnamon and cedar. Perfect wine to go with anything that includes marinara sauce.

2 people found it helpfulJun 30th, 2014
John Howard

Harvest production at Hirsch and Cobb Wineries

9.4

Complex wine. Candied cherry, dark plum, walnut shell, leather, butter, milk chocolate, licorice, cooked herbs, flintstones vitamins. Umami describes it best. Great for $36 at Costco. Will buy more ASAP.

Complex wine. Candied cherry, dark plum, walnut shell, leather, butter, milk chocolate, licorice, cooked herbs, flintstones vitamins. Umami describes it best. Great for $36 at Costco. Will buy more ASAP.

1 person found it helpfulApr 4th, 2016
Brad Ball

Sommelier/Wine Director Social Wine Bar

8.7

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1 person found it helpfulJun 7th, 2014
Mike Coffey

Independent Wine Consultant & Sommelier

9.1

Lovely wine but definitely needs to open up a little so, be patient.

Lovely wine but definitely needs to open up a little so, be patient.

Dec 24th, 2016