Marchesi de' Frescobaldi

Castel Giocondo Brunello di Montalcino Sangiovese

9.169 ratings
9.24 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
Paul Kaan

Winemaker/Blogger FilthyGoodVino.com

9.2

Some good booze this week! Castel Giacondo, poised,silky texture, not showing it's 15% Alc, Wendouree Shiraz Mataro, drinking beautifully, layers of yumminess, YY Carodus Merlot true to site with rich sweet fruit and restraint, would have loved a bit more structure from it. All delicious. #FilthyGoodVino #Wine #Wendouree #Brunello #YarraYering

Some good booze this week! Castel Giacondo, poised,silky texture, not showing it's 15% Alc, Wendouree Shiraz Mataro, drinking beautifully, layers of yumminess, YY Carodus Merlot true to site with rich sweet fruit and restraint, would have loved a bit more structure from it. All delicious. #FilthyGoodVino #Wine #Wendouree #Brunello #YarraYering

2 people found it helpfulApr 23rd, 2015
Bassel Sommelier

Lovely! At it’s peak now, so sweet, smell of ripe dates and raisins. So happy I caught it at its peak

Lovely! At it’s peak now, so sweet, smell of ripe dates and raisins. So happy I caught it at its peak

1 person found it helpfulNov 27th, 2020
Vovan

Мощное вино. Вкус вишни и сухофруктов. Идеально под Мясо

Мощное вино. Вкус вишни и сухофруктов. Идеально под Мясо

Dec 15th, 2018
John Knudsen

I first had this at release, when it was closed. Now significantly better, probably best brunello I've had (which really is not saying much). Had nice acidity, tart red fruit/cranberry and great anise flavor on back end. Lots of tannins still so I'd expect a long life yet.

I first had this at release, when it was closed. Now significantly better, probably best brunello I've had (which really is not saying much). Had nice acidity, tart red fruit/cranberry and great anise flavor on back end. Lots of tannins still so I'd expect a long life yet.

Sep 29th, 2018
Mo Salem

Borderline port...

Borderline port...

Jul 28th, 2018
Thomas McKee

Paired with the world famous beef stroganoff it’s drinking beautifully with notes of cherry, plum and silky smooth

Paired with the world famous beef stroganoff it’s drinking beautifully with notes of cherry, plum and silky smooth

Apr 21st, 2018
Tobias Marbler

Strong but balanced tannins. Good bouquet with taste of dark berries and cherries. Dry but not too dry.

Strong but balanced tannins. Good bouquet with taste of dark berries and cherries. Dry but not too dry.

Oct 7th, 2017
Tara Rowland

Beaut beaut beaut, vintage and producer deserving of all the accolades

Beaut beaut beaut, vintage and producer deserving of all the accolades

May 11th, 2017
Benjamin King

Great montalcino

Great montalcino

Mar 29th, 2017
Thomas McKee

Great day of skiing and a fabulous après ski wine

Great day of skiing and a fabulous après ski wine

Feb 28th, 2017