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Date Printed: 11/23/2014
Frescobaldi Castelgiocondo Brunello di Montalcino Riserva 2005
Frescobaldi Castelgiocondo Brunello di Montalcino Riserva 2005
(search item no. 118275)
collectible wine
has fluid
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Wine Enthusiast rating: 94 points
James Suckling rating: 93 points
PRICE ON 11/23/2014: $84.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2006 James Suckling rating: 95 points
2006 Wine Enthusiast rating: 94 points
2004 The Wine Advocate rating: 94 points
2004 Wine Spectator rating: 93 points
2004 Wine Enthusiast rating: 93 points
2001 Wine Spectator rating: 97 points
1999 Wine Spectator rating: 97 points
1997 Wine Spectator rating: 98 points
1993 Wine & Spirits rating: 93 points

Winemaker's Notes:

This Riserva offers a beautiful and bright ruby-red; intense with highlights of garnet. Emphatic notes of dark-fleshed fruits are the first to emerge on the nose including wild blackberry, redcurrant, plum and blueberry followed by toastier impressions of vanilla, sweet tobacco leaf and roasted espresso bean. Fresh notes appear at the finish with hints of eucalyptus. The palate is balanced, soft and warm with dense and elegant tannins that blend well in the structure and are supported by a lovely acidity. The finish is long and persistent with notes of ripe fruit.
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About Frescobaldi:

The Marchesi de' Frescobaldi is one of Italy's oldest wineries, with a history dating to the 1300s. The family has included medieval knights, bankers, lawyers and patrons of the arts. The Marchesi de' Frescobaldi is one of the most significant wine producers in Italy, with nine estates—and roughly 2,500 acres—in Tuscany. The family has been growing wine since the late 19th century, when they became the first in Tuscany to import and plant French vine cuttings. Because they have been producing wines for more than 700 years, to experience Frescobaldi is to glimpse the history of Florence, from the Middle Ages to the present day.

Wine Spectator has ranked many of their offerings in the 90s and their wines are consistently listed in the magazine's Top 100 Wines of the Year, encouraging wine enthusiasts from around the globe to become familiar with some of Italy's finest wines.