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Marchesi de Frescobaldi Castel Giocondo Brunello Di Montalcino 2011

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Ghislain Lalonde reviewed this wine as follows:

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David Lawrason

The 2013 vintage produced intense, edgy and fairly tannic reds in Tuscany, and this catches all those traits. I expect it will age a long time, and it probably should be laid down until at least 2020 to soften the almost austere tannin. The nose is quite lifted with green herbs/caper, red currant/rhubarb fruit, some softening oak spice and vanilla. It is full bodied, with good density, considerable alcohol warmth and tannin, with red fruit, graphite and herbs hitting excellent length. Tasted August 2018
Lynn van der Linde rated this wine as 93/100 with the following review:

Amazing Brunello di Montalcino! Enticing aromas of black plum, rosemary, and camp fire carry through to a juicy plum flavour, with balanced tannins and acidity - making this a perfect accompaniment to truffle pasta dishes. Beautifully persistent fruit finish.
If you're deciding whether to spend the extra bucks on this one, do it!
Also makes a lovely gift for any Brunello lover.
Tasted March 2018.
Mymi Thesingingsommelier rated this wine as 93/100 with the following review:

The Frescobaldi family is intimately linked to the history of Tuscany itself. With over 700 years of wine making in the region, the family still artfully crafts wines with the utmost respect for tradition and the land.
I first tried this wine a few weeks back and suspected it was from a highly oxidised bottle so I was very excited to try it again. And OH MY!
This is 100% Sangiovese at its most delightful expression.
Deeply pigmented ruby red in color. Lively, intense and earthy on the nose with ripe red cherries, cacao dusted raspberries, dried garrigue herbs, vanilla and juicy pomegranate seeds.
Warm and fleshy on the palate with dark chocolate, caramelized root vegetables, and loads of ripe stewed red fruit. The long finish combines a slight bitterness with a rich raspberry coulis flavors. Spectacular. Complex and concentrated, perfect for hardy winter meals.

Natalie's Review

Marchesi de Frescobaldi Castel Giocondo Brunello Di Montalcino 2011, Tuscany DOCG, Italy: Simply gorgeous! Aromas of black truffle, wild violets and dark, smoky berries. This savoury and juicy Italian red wine with a racy acidity on the palate that's perfect for pasta in tomato sauce, spicy sausages, pizza and lasagna. Aromas of tart black cherry, spices and everything good in a Tuscan kitchen when it's cookin'.The Frescobaldi name is one of the best known in the Tuscany region, and this wine delivers on the promise. Great structure, balance and length. It's produced from severe selection, low yield Sangiovese grapes grown on the winery's estate vineyard in the heart of Tuscany. The wine is aged for three years in large oak casks and then another 6 months in bottle before being released from the winery. The Frescobaldi family have been winegrowers since 1300. Drink: 2017-2022. 650432 15% XD 750 mL  $49.95 Score: 94/100. October 17, 2016 Top Rated Red Wine. Harmonious Hard Cheese Wine  Full Review




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