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Date Printed: 11/26/2014
Frescobaldi Castelgiocondo Brunello di Montalcino 2003
Frescobaldi Castelgiocondo Brunello di Montalcino 2003
(search item no. 97924)
collectible wine

Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
PRICE ON 11/26/2014: $44.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2009 James Suckling rating: 94 points
2009 Vinous / Antonio Galloni rating: 91 points
2009 The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
2008 James Suckling rating: 93 points
2008 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
2007 Wine Enthusiast rating: 95 points
2007 James Suckling rating: 94 points
2007 The Wine Advocate rating: 92 points
2006 James Suckling rating: 95 points
2006 Wine Spectator rating: 93 points
2006 Wine Enthusiast rating: 93 points
2006 International Wine Cellar rating: 91 points
2005 Wine Enthusiast rating: 92 points
2005 The Wine Advocate rating: 91 points
2005 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
2005 International Wine Cellar rating: 90 points
2004 Wine Spectator rating: 95 points
2004 The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
2004 Wine Enthusiast rating: 90 points
2001 Wine Spectator rating: 94 points
2000 Wine Spectator rating: 92 points
1999 Wine Spectator rating: 95 points
1998 Wine Spectator rating: 93 points
1997 Wine Spectator rating: 96 points

Winemaker's Notes:

Ruby red, edged with a lively garnet, Castelgiocondo develops a warm, powerful nose releasing generous impressions of dried plum, plum jam, and blackcurrant, then tar and pungent eucalyptus and laurel. A sturdy, alcoholically warm palate displays just the right charge of tannins, and finishes very long.
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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.