2001 CastelGiocondo - Brunello di Montalcino Riserva (Ripe al Convento) 750ml

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2001 CastelGiocondo - Brunello di Montalcino Riserva (Ripe al Convento)
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International Wine Cellar | 91

Always one of the darker Brunellos, this one is a saturated dark red color with inky highlights but is nonetheless not atypically black or purple. Deep and spicy on the nose, displaying racy aromas of sour red cherry, blackberry and mint; at once concentrated and refined. Big and broad, with highly concentrated flavors of raspberry, licorice and game showing impressive depth and purity. The raspberry element veers toward liqueur-like at the end, but with no loss of cut or clarity. Youthfully aggressive tannins make this a candidate for at least a few years of cellar time.

Author: Ian D'Agata
Issue: Issue Online Only

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Wine Advocate | 90

The 2001 Brunello di Montalcino Riserva Ripe al Convento is a richly-flavored, full-bodied offering loaded with dark cherries, vanilla, smoke, cola and sweet toasted oak. It may not be the most complex Brunello out there, but it does offer an attractive, easygoing personality, outstanding length and sweet, silky tannins on the finish.

Drink Dates: 2007-2017
Author: Antonio Galloni
Issue: 173

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Wine Spectator | 97

Aromas of blackberry, licorice and tar. Full-bodied, with silky tannins, great mouthfeel and a caressing finish that's long and exciting. Builds and builds on the palate. Very close to the legendary 1997. 2,200 cases made.

Drink Dates: 2010+
Author: James Suckling


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Score: 93
Author: Stephen G41
Trust Rating: 96
Tasted On: 11/14/2014
Drinking beautifully now. Worth the wait.
Score: 94
Author: RDV
Trust Rating: 94
Tasted On: 12/27/2012

1 of 2 people found this review useful.

Score: 92
Author: Ben Y52
Trust Rating: 75
Tasted On: 03/18/2011
Needs time

0 of 1 people found this review useful.

Score: 95
Author: GW
Trust Rating: 97
Tasted On: 10/15/2010
Drink Dates:
Great Brunello

0 of 1 people found this review useful.

Score: 93
Author: Behruz Nassre
Trust Rating: 96
Tasted On: 09/25/2009
still quite young

0 of 1 people found this review useful.

More Vintages and Sizes of CastelGiocondo - Brunello di Montalcino Riserva (Ripe al Convento):

2007 (750ml)
2005 (750ml)

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