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Marchesi de' Frescobaldi Brunello di Montalcino Castelgiocondo 2006

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The wine appears a luminous, garnet rimmed ruby, deep and rich. The bouquet is notably complex, initially releasing emphatic notes of wild blackberry, redcurrant, and sour cherry, closely followed by floral notes of sweet violets and a parade of spicier impressions--black pepper, clove, tobacco leaf, cocoa powder, roast espresso bean, and vanilla. Concluding this aromatic array are tasty hints of mineral, gunflint, and balsam. The palate shows great warmth and a velvety mouthfeel, bright, crisp flavours, and noticeable tannins, with all of the components in fine balance. A generously fruit-edged finish is nearly endless.
Category Red Wine
Country Italy
Region Tuscany
Appellation Brunello di Montalcino
Brand Marchesi de' Frescobaldi
Alcohol/vol 13.5%
  • ws93

Wine SpectatorThis red starts out ripe and accessible, boasting plum, cherry and chocolate flavors, then turns firm and tight on the finish, where tobacco and mineral notes take over. I like the potential of this when it integrates more fully. Best from 2014 through 2024. 2,650 cases imported.

Bruce Sanderson, August 31, 2011

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