Castiglion del Bosco Brunello di Montalcino 2016

  • Type: Red
  • Producer: Castiglion del Bosco
  • Varietal: Brunello
  • Country: Italy
  • Region: Tuscany
  • Size: F - 750 ml
  • Bin: E0368
Special Price $64.95 Regular Price $89.95
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SKU
E0368
Castiglion del Bosco Brunello di Montalcino 2016 is available to buy in increments of 1

Tasting Notes: 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, elegance and persistence. A wine destined for the cellar.

- Importer Notes 

Pre-Arrival. Wine will ship after Feb. 22, 2021

99 pts James Suckling

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.

95 pts Vinous

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.

94 pts Wine Advocate

The Castiglion del Bosco 2016 Brunello di Montalcino is a fruit-forward expression with soft cherry, blackberry, tilled earth and a touch of sweet spice. This wine is made in an especially accessible style that prizes ripe fruit and oak aging (in both barrique and botte). Fruit comes from a 52-hectare vineyard with galestro schist and clay. The tannins are more evident here compared to the 2015 vintage; however, this wine is almost ready to go with beef tagliata topped with porcini mushrooms. Production is 130,000 bottles.
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