2016 Castiglion del Bosco Brunello di Montalcino (750ml)15 14 0 0
Castiglion del Bosco extends almost 5,000 acres, 150 of which are dedicated to vineyards. It is one of the most prominent producers in Montalcino, both for the history of the estate and for its size. It is a UNESCO World Heritage site, unchanged in the last 400 years.
"The complexity and beauty to this is really something with cherry, walnut, tobacco and cigar-box character. Sweet cherries. It’s full-bodied and deep with super intensity and power. Layered and beautiful. Really refined tannins. Some whole-berry fermentation gives this added character. Goes on for minutes. Try after 2025." 99 points - James Suckling (Oct. 2020)
"The 2016 Castiglion del Bosco Brunello di Montalcino really stands out with its vivid display of crushed raspberries, lavender and clove. Further depths are found with each swirl, adding mentholated herbs and flowery undergrowth. It’s dense and dark-fruited, enveloping the palate with notes of black cherry, plum, exotic savory spice and minerals. This is soothing and pliant in spite of the 2016’s youthful state, balancing brisk acids and fine tannins to create a push and pull of structural tension. The symmetry here is spellbinding, and everything is in the right place for a long and fruitful evolution over the next ten to fifteen years. Tasted twice with consistent results." 95 points - Eric Guido (Vinous, Nov. 2020)