Marchesi de' Frescobaldi Brunello di Montalcino Castelgiocondo 2012 - Argonaut Wine & Liquor

Marchesi de' Frescobaldi Brunello di Montalcino Castelgiocondo 2012

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Marchesi de' Frescobaldi Brunello di Montalcino Castelgiocondo 2012

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An intense ruby red in colour, the wine expresses itself through clearly defined aromas of raspberry and pomegranate, which are further enriched by elegant floral notes. In th mouth, the CastelGiocondo Brunello 2012 is harmonious and well-defined wine with elegant tannins and a sapid and mineral persistence. Serving suggestions: Beef stews, braised meats and aged cheeses.

Category Red Wine
Varietal
Region Italy, Tuscany, Brunello di Montalcino
Brand Marchesi de' Frescobaldi
Alcohol/vol 14.5%
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James SucklingAromas of ripe strawberries and spicy tea follow through to a full body, chewy and polished tannins and a succulent finish. Balanced and pretty.

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Wine EnthusiastFresh, alluring aromas of wild berry, pressed violet, dark baking spice and a whiff of new leather all come together in the glass. The firm full-bodied palate offers ripe black cherry, mature plum, cinnamon, licorice and a hint of tobacco. Chewy tannins and bright acidity provide support and balance. Drink 2019–2027.

Alexander Peartree
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Wine AdvocateThe Frescobaldi family is becoming an ever more important force in the Montalcino territory thanks to recent land and winery investments. The Castelgiocondo 2012 Brunello di Montalcino is a soft and supple expression of Sangiovese. This oak-driven wine offers a generous bouquet that is based in part on dark cherry and primary fruit, and in part on spicy tones of toast and smoke. That said, this estate has very much redefined its use of oak and the results show much more balance and purity compared to wines made one decade ago. The brightness of the acidity also comes as a surprise given the warm vintage. That freshness is essential to the wine's aging potential.

Anthony Mueller
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Wine SpectatorThe cherry, earth and tobacco flavors are wrapped in spicy oak, which adds a layer of tannins to this firm, tightly wound red. Though on the austere, dry side, this comes together with air, leaving a stylish finish. Best from 2020 through 2030. 2,000 cases imported.

Bruce Sanderson, June 15, 2017

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