99 POINTS BRUNELLO 2016

We are thrilled to share this outstanding accolade for Castiglion del Bosco.

Our Brunello di Montalcino 2016 has received 99 points by the renowned wine critic James Suckling and it came in second place in his Top 100 Wines of Italy 2020, where are listed the best wines of any Italian wine region and appelation.

Please see his review:

“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.” – 99 points by James Suckling

OUR WINE MAKER’S NOTES

Our winemaker Cecilia Leoneschi describes our wine: Brunello 2016 is a wine of great finesse and elegance. Complex and rich on the nose, where notes of small red fruit are immediately perceived, with hints of aromatic herbs, including thyme and bay leaf. In the mouth it is fruity, with notes of plum, the finish has an interesting acid note that gives the wine a remarkable balance, elegant and persistent. Wine meant for long aging. 

THE OTHER NEW RELEASES RATINGS

Campo de Drago 2016 – 97 points
“Another structured, layered red with blackberry, plum, walnut and cigar-box aromas and flavors. It’s full-bodied with depth and intensity. Tight and structured. A wine with a long future. Fine-grained and refined. Try after 2025.“ – James Suckling

Millecento Riserva 2015 – 95 points
“Opulent aromas of cherry, plum, dried meat and orange peel with some bark and cedar. Full-bodied with firm yet polished tannins that fill mouth and carry far down the wine to the end. It’s creamy-textured and chewy. Purity and integration. Very drinkable now, but needs another two or three years to come around. Try after 2022.” – James Suckling

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