Frescobaldi Castelgiocondo Brunello Di Montalcino 2005

Brunello Brunello
Tuscany, Italy

$49.95 (650432)

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Also available in 375ml This wine is featured in Episode #2.10 of our "So, You Think You Know Wine?" video series.
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November 13, 2010

Critic Reviews (3)

David Lawrason
David Lawrason

This is a perfectly pitched, maturing Brunello with vibrant, complex, very savoury (not fruity) well integrated...

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Julian Hitner
Julian Hitner

The Brunello label of the illustrious Frescobaldi family, the 2005 Castelgiocondo, while perhaps not as fulsome and...

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John Szabo, MS
John Szabo, MS

This is a ready to enjoy Brunello, clean, of moderate intensity, and pleasant spicy, herbal, dusty red berry and...

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Community Reviews (1)

Dan Trcka
Dan Trcka

The 2005 Castelgiocondo Brunello Di Montalcino, which has been aged in oak for 36 months, is light bodied with intense aromas of integrated red berries, cedar and vanilla. It is somewhat disjoint as the tannins (tannic - decant for half to full hour), the intense aromas, the light body and the short to medium finish do not reinforce each other. I would not age this wine as it will only loose complexity. My impression: NOTHING SPECIAL to NICE, 88.5 - not a recommended buy. Tasted Nov/10.

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