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2016 Castiglion del Bosco Brunello di Montalcino

$59.99
2016 Castiglion del Bosco Brunello di Montalcino

We love the 2016 for Brunello di Montalcino, and while we haven't offered anything from this estate before, this was too good to pass up. The Brunello from Castiglion del Bosco is sourced from the 52-hectare Campanna vineyard located in the northwest of Montalcino. The vineyard is naturally isolated with clay shale and marl soil that gives the wine great character, refinement, and elegance. 2016 is a fantastic vintage, and while it was warm, it wasn't excessive, and with well-timed rains and cool nights during the growing season, it is a very successful vintage. This great vintage is the basis for one of the best wines Castiglion del Bosco has ever produced, with a superb balance between ripeness of fruit, acidity, and tannins with impressive refinement and elegance. This is an excellent buy for the vintage for Brunello and is worth checking out at this pricing.

James Suckling 99 pts! "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."

Vinous (Eric Guido) 95 points! "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."

2016 Castiglion del Bosco Brunello di Montalcino

2016 Castiglion del Bosco Brunello di Montalcino

$59.99
$59.99


We love the 2016 for Brunello di Montalcino, and while we haven't offered anything from this estate before, this was too good to pass up. The Brunello from Castiglion del Bosco is sourced from the 52-hectare Campanna vineyard located in the northwest of Montalcino. The vineyard is naturally isolated with clay shale and marl soil that gives the wine great character, refinement, and elegance. 2016 is a fantastic vintage, and while it was warm, it wasn't excessive, and with well-timed rains and cool nights during the growing season, it is a very successful vintage. This great vintage is the basis for one of the best wines Castiglion del Bosco has ever produced, with a superb balance between ripeness of fruit, acidity, and tannins with impressive refinement and elegance. This is an excellent buy for the vintage for Brunello and is worth checking out at this pricing.

James Suckling 99 pts! "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."

Vinous (Eric Guido) 95 points! "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."