CAMPO DEL DRAGO

BRUNELLO DI MONTALCINO CRU 2018

 

We are pleased to share with you the tasting notes and ratings of our Brunello di Montalcino Cru Campo del Drago 2018 by some of the most renowned wine critics. The 2018 vintage put both man and vine to the test. If you are interested in reading more details about the vintage you can find them in the Harvest Report 2018. Otherwise, you can find all the wine’s characteristics inside the data sheet  

 

TASTING NOTES AND RATINGS

 WINE CRITICS

James Suckling – 95 points
“Fascinating nose of pungent mushroom, almost truffly notes, together with ripe red berries and a twist of more exotic dates. Full-bodied with an excellent balance of ripe fruit, velvety but not chewy tannins and a long, tasty finish. You want to drink this now, but it will continue to improve with age. Best from 2024.”

Eric Guido – Vinous– 94 points
“The 2018 Brunello di Montalcino Campo del Drago wafts up with a compelling mix of crushed stone, savory herbs, wild strawberries and rose tones. This is elegant yet finessed in feel, with silky textures and pure, ripe red and blue fruits that take on a crunchy feel toward the close, as inner violet and lavender tones arch across the palate. Long and sapid, the 2018 finishes lightly tannic, packed full of salty minerals, and with floral perfumes that go on and on. Often dark and brooding to the extreme, I was very impressed with this 2018 Campo del Drago. There’s a beautiful balance here, but also admirable depth for the vintage. Well done.”

Jancis Robinson – 17,5 points
“Lustrous ruby. Truly has the ‘wow-factor’ nose. Still a little tight and closed but with real purity of fruit on the nose and with an iodine hint. Pure fruit with lashings of fresh acidity and rich, long, finely grained tannins. Real elegance combined with concentration.”

The Wine Killer – Luca Gardini – 96 points
“Once again, Vigneto Capanna and shale-rich soils, which give vigor to this label of beautiful intensity. Black currant to the nose, licorice and rhubarb notes, then citrus thyme. The mouthfeel is crisp and juicy, with return of fruit and licorice.”  

OUR WINEMAKER

Cecilia Leoneschi 
Campo del Drago 2018 is very linked to its terroir – it shows a unique minerality and complexity. The sip is intense, broad and deep. The tannins are present, but maintained quite elegant thanks to the acidity. The sour almond finish on the mouth is the evidence of how characterizing the vintage was for this grape variety.”