Marchesi de' Frescobaldi

Riserva Ripe al Convento di Castelgiocondo Brunello di Montalcino Sangiovese

9.4105 ratings
9.316 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
Michael L S

Gave it about a 2 hour decant. Still pretty young. No bricking and tannins come through pretty strongly on the finish. Still, it's pretty delicious. Very aromatic, dusty tannins, dark fruits and hints of cigar box notes.

Gave it about a 2 hour decant. Still pretty young. No bricking and tannins come through pretty strongly on the finish. Still, it's pretty delicious. Very aromatic, dusty tannins, dark fruits and hints of cigar box notes.

1 person found it helpfulDec 17th, 2016
Conrad Radcliffe

95 rating as of 3/2016 drink or hold

95 rating as of 3/2016 drink or hold

1 person found it helpfulMar 17th, 2016
Austin Yursik

Cooked cherry, raisin,

Cooked cherry, raisin,

Jan 22nd, 2017
Mick Eddy

Delicious year - 2013

Delicious year - 2013

Aug 24th, 2016
David L

04' Castel Giocondo Riserva. Needed a few hours . Loved it!

04' Castel Giocondo Riserva. Needed a few hours . Loved it!

Aug 7th, 2016
Giampiero Nadali

Wine Blogger Aristide

8.9

Cru in Montalcino, vines are 17 yrs. old, Sangiovese at the right color and transparency, still very young, medium body and structure, a little bit hot (15% alcohol declared), in the end is a very well done Brunello. #FrescobaldiTasting

Cru in Montalcino, vines are 17 yrs. old, Sangiovese at the right color and transparency, still very young, medium body and structure, a little bit hot (15% alcohol declared), in the end is a very well done Brunello. #FrescobaldiTasting

Dec 10th, 2015
Rebecca Hopkins

PR Folio Fine Wine Partners

9.0

If I only could drink more Brunello at this age & pedigree. Opulent coffee, cocoa, black prune concentration of fruit. Dried cherry, persimmon, terrific acidity and balance, lively. A balance of generosity and silkiness.

If I only could drink more Brunello at this age & pedigree. Opulent coffee, cocoa, black prune concentration of fruit. Dried cherry, persimmon, terrific acidity and balance, lively. A balance of generosity and silkiness.

Dec 9th, 2014
Rafael Landestoy

A beautiful representation of what a Brunello should be. Really picked up the terroir well and awesome fruit.

A beautiful representation of what a Brunello should be. Really picked up the terroir well and awesome fruit.

Jul 10th, 2014
Scott Hill

Fantastic layers of spices and dried herbs with an underlying tar note.

Fantastic layers of spices and dried herbs with an underlying tar note.

Apr 14th, 2014
Rino

Celebrating the birthday of my wife

Celebrating the birthday of my wife

Jan 10th, 2018