Marchesi de' Frescobaldi

Castelgiocondo Brunello di Montalcino Sangiovese

9.123 ratings
9.36 pro ratings
Montalcino, Siena, Tuscany, Italy
Sangiovese
Top Notes For
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
Rafael Landestoy

Really enjoyed this. Traditional Brunello and it has aged beautifully.

Really enjoyed this. Traditional Brunello and it has aged beautifully.

Nov 15th, 2015
Beth Beeman

1999

1999

Mar 28th, 2015
Benjamin Temple

Mmm earthy lush soft acidity.

Mmm earthy lush soft acidity.

Feb 26th, 2015
Luiz Alberto

Founder TheWineHub.com, #winelover

9.6

For the #sangioveselover-s out there... #sangiovese as it's best... This is # delicious! Cheers #winelover-s!!

For the #sangioveselover-s out there... #sangiovese as it's best... This is # delicious! Cheers #winelover-s!!

May 6th, 2014
Stanislav Lobanov

17/20 (92/100) Аромат чёрного чая, бальзамика, сушеной черники. Тельное с высокой кислотностью и интенсивными, немного суховатыми танинами. Насыщенное во вкусе. Отличное выдержанное вино.

17/20 (92/100) Аромат чёрного чая, бальзамика, сушеной черники. Тельное с высокой кислотностью и интенсивными, немного суховатыми танинами. Насыщенное во вкусе. Отличное выдержанное вино.

Jun 6th, 2019
E Alvelais

A beauty that aged to perfection!

A beauty that aged to perfection!

Jun 26th, 2016
LM Segal

Nose of dry cherrywood and dusty earth. Bordeaux palate, fine drying tannins full of sour cherry fruit that's just starting to fade a bit, but in a good way. Love having these in my cellar!

Nose of dry cherrywood and dusty earth. Bordeaux palate, fine drying tannins full of sour cherry fruit that's just starting to fade a bit, but in a good way. Love having these in my cellar!

May 28th, 2016
Michael Mathews

Fun day with the family...

Fun day with the family...

Apr 30th, 2016
LM Segal

A good Brunello at its apex, settled down after initial awkwardness. Dark sour cherry and woodsy with leather and spice. Recent efforts promise more than this house could deliver in '99.

A good Brunello at its apex, settled down after initial awkwardness. Dark sour cherry and woodsy with leather and spice. Recent efforts promise more than this house could deliver in '99.

Jun 14th, 2015