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2004 CastelGiocondo - Brunello di Montalcino 750ml
2004 CastelGiocondo - Brunello di Montalcino
Italy - Tuscany - Brunello di Montalcino
Red / Sangiovese
2004 CastelGiocondo - Brunello di Montalcino
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Professional Reviews

IWC
88

International Wine Cellar Author: Stephen Tanzer Issue: Issue 145

($65) Good deep red. Exotic black fruits, violet, bitter chocolate and sexy oak. Supple, sweet and a bit chunky, with currant and leather flavors carrying a full load of spicy oak. A very ripe style that's just this side of roasted. Finishes with substantial tongue-dusting tannins. Plenty of sangiovese character here but could use more verve. (Folio Fine Wine Partners, Napa, CA)

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Community Reviews

92

CBS Wine Trust Rating: 96 Tasted On: 09/12/2012 Drink Dates: 2012-2025

90

Central Winelover Trust Rating: 92 Tasted On: 02/01/2012

90

Rossboss Trust Rating: 100 Tasted On: 11/24/2011 Drink Dates: 2012-2024

Opened and sat for ~4+ hours but really needed decanting. Great depth but was hoping for more fruit, Character was nice, very silky and lots of acid but definitely was not the pleaser I was hoping it would be. Still a solid effort - and there will be better Brunellos down the line.

91

storms38 Trust Rating: 92 Tasted On: 11/06/2011

86

PurpleTeeth Trust Rating: 99 Tasted On: 12/18/2010 Drink Dates: 2008-2012

It would appear the fruit is beginning to fade. The bouquet was fairly large, but the midpalate seemed hollow and did not live up to the bouquet's promise. The finish was short (about three seconds), but the tannins were fine and well integrated. Nevertheless, this bottle offered a reasonable amount of depth and pleasure, and was an okay pairing with Osso Buco. Drink now.

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