Marchesi de' Frescobaldi

Castelgiocondo Brunello di Montalcino Sangiovese

9.1807 ratings
9.1102 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
Anthony Pro

Beast.

Oak. Leather. A bit of cigar.

It’s fantastic right now.

I can only imagine in another decade.

2015 is magical.

Beast.

Oak. Leather. A bit of cigar.

It’s fantastic right now.

I can only imagine in another decade.

2015 is magical.

May 15th, 2021
boyd

Yum

Yum

Feb 9th, 2020
Andrew Lohse

Savory ✔️

Savory ✔️

Oct 18th, 2019
Jay Kline

A very nice, somewhat glossy example of BdM. Cherries, dried herbs, black tea. Certainly hits the spot and unmistakably Brunello.

A very nice, somewhat glossy example of BdM. Cherries, dried herbs, black tea. Certainly hits the spot and unmistakably Brunello.

Jun 3rd, 2019
David L

Love this wine

Love this wine

Oct 19th, 2018
Amy Huson

A bit young but I got excited! Definite and distinct minerality. Plum, clove, balsamic, vanilla, dark chocolate. Balanced and structured, with smooth, elegant tannins. A nice expression of 2012, everything I want in a Brunello!

A bit young but I got excited! Definite and distinct minerality. Plum, clove, balsamic, vanilla, dark chocolate. Balanced and structured, with smooth, elegant tannins. A nice expression of 2012, everything I want in a Brunello!

Dec 27th, 2017
Jennifer Bingham

Flat and tannic. Not much here

Flat and tannic. Not much here

Nov 18th, 2017
Susan Lin

Business Development Belmont Wine Exchange, WSET Diploma candidate

9.5

Showing excellently, enjoyed over a couple of hours after opening for about half an hour. Sharp, perfumed mineral notes give way to violet, blackberry, cassis, and baking spices and a bit of vanilla. Telltale earthiness and a bit of rusticity at the bottom, but exceptionally smooth with great structure. This went wonderfully with everything from beef tenderloin to grilled scallops and vegetables. The mandarin chutney in the scallop dish brought out plums and griotte cherry in the wine.

Showing excellently, enjoyed over a couple of hours after opening for about half an hour. Sharp, perfumed mineral notes give way to violet, blackberry, cassis, and baking spices and a bit of vanilla. Telltale earthiness and a bit of rusticity at the bottom, but exceptionally smooth with great structure. This went wonderfully with everything from beef tenderloin to grilled scallops and vegetables. The mandarin chutney in the scallop dish brought out plums and griotte cherry in the wine.

5 people found it helpfulDec 20th, 2014
Joe Printz

Holy shite. Amazing barnyard of crushed berry and forest floor. I stepped on a truffle.

Holy shite. Amazing barnyard of crushed berry and forest floor. I stepped on a truffle.

2 people found it helpfulSep 23rd, 2013
Peggy Hadley

Peggy had this 2 years ago

Peggy had this 2 years ago

1 person found it helpfulAug 10th, 2019