Castiglion del Bosco

Brunello di Montalcino Sangiovese

9.1521 ratings
9.061 pro ratings
Montalcino, Siena, Tuscany, Italy
Sangiovese
Mushrooms, Manchego & Parmesan, Beef, Venison, White Rice, Potato, Exotic Spices, Baking Spices, Pasta, Herbs, Beans & Peas, Hard Cheese, Pungent Cheese, Chicken, Salami & Prosciutto, Soft Cheese, Duck, Tomato-Based, Pork, Chili & Hot Spicy, Lamb, Turkey, Onion, Shallot, Garlic
Top Notes For
Tom Casagrande

Delicious. Starting to really come ‘round, the nose is dark cherry, loads of sandstone-rich gravel, dark spices. Concentrated flavors in the mouth. Quite a bit of tannin, but it’s quite soft, and the acids are pretty good for the year. So good now, this will be amazing in 5 years.

Delicious. Starting to really come ‘round, the nose is dark cherry, loads of sandstone-rich gravel, dark spices. Concentrated flavors in the mouth. Quite a bit of tannin, but it’s quite soft, and the acids are pretty good for the year. So good now, this will be amazing in 5 years.

Feb 13th, 2022
John Howard

Harvest production at Hirsch and Cobb Wineries

9.6

Just beautiful. Absolutely killer with our wagyu beef and black trumpet linguini.

Just beautiful. Absolutely killer with our wagyu beef and black trumpet linguini.

Jan 25th, 2022
Sipping Fine Wine

Ruby with full berry aromas and slight floral mineral spice notes. On the palate wild berry fruits with a central focus of fruit, spice integrated with fine grain tannins. Full body, long ending with cacao, espresso and mineral tang.

Ruby with full berry aromas and slight floral mineral spice notes. On the palate wild berry fruits with a central focus of fruit, spice integrated with fine grain tannins. Full body, long ending with cacao, espresso and mineral tang.

Jun 5th, 2020
Sipping Fine Wine

Ruby with full berry aromas and slight floral mineral spice notes. On the palate wild berry fruits with a central focus of fruit, spice integrated with fine grain tannins. Full body, lingering, ending with cacao, espresso and mineral tang.

Ruby with full berry aromas and slight floral mineral spice notes. On the palate wild berry fruits with a central focus of fruit, spice integrated with fine grain tannins. Full body, lingering, ending with cacao, espresso and mineral tang.

May 22nd, 2020
Daron Watson

Juicy Fruit ~ Easy Goodness

Juicy Fruit ~ Easy Goodness

Aug 10th, 2018
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.

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