Castiglion del Bosco

Brunello di Montalcino Sangiovese

9.216 ratings
9.33 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
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
Jodi Suguitan

@ la Sosta in Montalcino

@ la Sosta in Montalcino

Apr 8th, 2019
Kate Warren

The brunello we had with Christmas dinner in Santa Fe we loved. 2013 vintage

The brunello we had with Christmas dinner in Santa Fe we loved. 2013 vintage

Dec 26th, 2018
Addy R
9.6

Enjoyed this beautiful wine at Epcot. It’s a little peppery with blackberry notes. It was delicious!

Enjoyed this beautiful wine at Epcot. It’s a little peppery with blackberry notes. It was delicious!

Dec 14th, 2018
Yuriy Granat

Drinking in August 2018, so the vintage is approx 5 years old. Surprisingly, the wine needed quite a bit of time in the glass to open up. When it did, it was well worth the wait.

Drinking in August 2018, so the vintage is approx 5 years old. Surprisingly, the wine needed quite a bit of time in the glass to open up. When it did, it was well worth the wait.

Aug 5th, 2018
Jeff Natland

Lush, vibrant.

Lush, vibrant.

May 28th, 2018
Ichiro Kawachi

Ruby color /Tart cherry / earthy

Ruby color /Tart cherry / earthy

May 28th, 2018
Phil Mikhaylov

Phil had this a month ago

Phil had this a month ago

Mar 22nd, 2019