Castiglion del Bosco

Riserva Millecento Brunello di Montalcino

9.168 ratings
9.07 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
Ralph DiBiasi

Delicious , had this wine 2 years ago and the fruit has extremely developed through. The wine has a beginning , middle and end. Mushroom , cedar fig on the nose, Black cherry fruit, lilac, bitter cocoa and coffee grinds.

Delicious , had this wine 2 years ago and the fruit has extremely developed through. The wine has a beginning , middle and end. Mushroom , cedar fig on the nose, Black cherry fruit, lilac, bitter cocoa and coffee grinds.

Dec 22nd, 2020
Allison Lyzenga

Dry with strong tannins; tart cherries, red currants, bramble, mineral, funk; subtle oak, spice, and vanilla on the nose; opens up over time

Dry with strong tannins; tart cherries, red currants, bramble, mineral, funk; subtle oak, spice, and vanilla on the nose; opens up over time

Oct 14th, 2016
Nikki Goddard, DWS

Lovely. Dried flowers and fruits, silky tannins, and perfect acidity.

Lovely. Dried flowers and fruits, silky tannins, and perfect acidity.

Feb 26th, 2016
Tim L
9.4

Awaits in the wine fridge. Haven’t drank it yet, just documenting and passing time. Per the wine merchant in Cortona, Italy, reputed to be one of the finest winemakers for Brunello.…picked up in Cortona in 2019, waiting out the Brunello countdown…rating is a guess.

Awaits in the wine fridge. Haven’t drank it yet, just documenting and passing time. Per the wine merchant in Cortona, Italy, reputed to be one of the finest winemakers for Brunello.…picked up in Cortona in 2019, waiting out the Brunello countdown…rating is a guess.

May 18th, 2022
Tim L
9.4

Surprise! Still haven’t opened it so rating it is a “hope”…think I may have opened a bottle previously…was too soon but hints of greatness linger. These need 10 yrs+ but I think it’s time...2010 Brunello by a famed better winery…bought in Cortona, Italy, next door town to the Montalcino-Montepuciano twin towns of great Italian wine. Resisting the temptation is like resisting “The Borg”. (A Star Trek reference…where are you Capt’n Kirk?)

Surprise! Still haven’t opened it so rating it is a “hope”…think I may have opened a bottle previously…was too soon but hints of greatness linger. These need 10 yrs+ but I think it’s time...2010 Brunello by a famed better winery…bought in Cortona, Italy, next door town to the Montalcino-Montepuciano twin towns of great Italian wine. Resisting the temptation is like resisting “The Borg”. (A Star Trek reference…where are you Capt’n Kirk?)

Nov 2nd, 2021
Tim L
9.1

Another highly rated Brunello that’s very good early - now - but still needs aging for greatness …if drinking today, decant.

Another highly rated Brunello that’s very good early - now - but still needs aging for greatness …if drinking today, decant.

Aug 17th, 2021
Debra Copeland

This wine is aging really well. Chocolate and dark red fruits with some animal features on the nose. On the palate, tannins are smoothing out, ripe plums and berries. Classing up spaghetti and meatballs!

This wine is aging really well. Chocolate and dark red fruits with some animal features on the nose. On the palate, tannins are smoothing out, ripe plums and berries. Classing up spaghetti and meatballs!

Dec 16th, 2019
R D B
9.0

Lovely wine. From Italy S and S got when in Italy. 2010 NOLA

Lovely wine. From Italy S and S got when in Italy. 2010 NOLA

Dec 3rd, 2018
Brian Kostreba

Gets better as I drink it. Dark around the edges, I was worried that decanting would over oxidize it. But it did get better. Still testing. Very smooth for 2 years in oak.

Gets better as I drink it. Dark around the edges, I was worried that decanting would over oxidize it. But it did get better. Still testing. Very smooth for 2 years in oak.

Mar 1st, 2018
Mark Rossi

Good wine. A touch on the acidic side- pretty drinkable. $45

Good wine. A touch on the acidic side- pretty drinkable. $45

Feb 10th, 2017