Marchesi de' Frescobaldi

Castel Giocondo Brunello di Montalcino Sangiovese

9.26 ratings
9.41 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
Sipping Fine Wine

Tasted ‘05 again. 100% Sangiovese, aged in oak for 2 years, Deep Ruby with aromas of ripe black & red fruits with sweet spice. On the palate, this full-bodied wine had medium acidity, very smooth tannins showing ripe fruit flavors of cherry and raspberry with cacao, cedar spice complex yet not overpowering as flavors emerge to a long pleasant finish ending with mineral and earthy notes. This is Top Flight! Wow! Aged well!

Tasted ‘05 again. 100% Sangiovese, aged in oak for 2 years, Deep Ruby with aromas of ripe black & red fruits with sweet spice. On the palate, this full-bodied wine had medium acidity, very smooth tannins showing ripe fruit flavors of cherry and raspberry with cacao, cedar spice complex yet not overpowering as flavors emerge to a long pleasant finish ending with mineral and earthy notes. This is Top Flight! Wow! Aged well!

Mar 1st, 2021
Ned Gray Creed

Still eating lasagna. Yes! #freundfest2018

Still eating lasagna. Yes! #freundfest2018

Oct 8th, 2018
James Dewis

Went great with food, tannic by itself.

Went great with food, tannic by itself.

Mar 27th, 2016
John Troke

Wonderful. Could have gone another 5 + years in the bottle. Great length.

Wonderful. Could have gone another 5 + years in the bottle. Great length.

Oct 18th, 2015
Lisa Lynch

Just splendid!

Just splendid!

Apr 18th, 2015
Jonathan Schrieder

Jonathan had this 4 years ago

Jonathan had this 4 years ago

Oct 23rd, 2017
Amir Fathollahzadeh

Amir had this 5 years ago

Amir had this 5 years ago

May 15th, 2016